Mark Hoppus’ Fender Matty Baratto Jaguar Basses
This is a sharpie sketch blink-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus’ Fender custom Jaguar Basses that were built and assembled by Matty Baratto. Matty Baratto built the bass bodies and pickguards, while the rest of the parts such as the necks, strings, and hardware came from Fender. Mark started playing Jaguar Basses from Matty Baratto in 2019. Unlike Mark Hoppus’ other Fender American Standard Jaguar Basses which have rosewood necks with block abalone inlays, these specific Jaguar Basses have rosewood American Professional Precision Bass necks with white dot inlays, despite that these basses are technically not Precision Basses. Plus, these basses do not have bridge pickups, and only have inverted neck pickups like Mark’s white reliced Jaguar Bass.
The Jaguar Bass on the left was painted by artist Terminal Radness. This bass is very similar to Mark’s light blue Jaguar Bass painted by Dabs Myla, as it has random colorful designs painted all over. Designs include a tombstone, a coffee mug with Mark Hoppus’ initials, a palm tree, a skateboard, a yin-yang sign, an LA Dodgers logo, a grim reaper, a rose, a puppy face, a lightning bolt, an anchor, a skull and crossbones, some dice, the number 23, and a small black banner with the words “The Cure” written on it. If you look closely, you can see the title of a famous blink-182 song “What’s My Age Again?” on the side of the bass, yet the word “age” is written twice instead of once. There is also a hand-painted black-and-white blink-182 logo
Mark Hoppus first played this bass with blink-182 while on their 20th anniversary tour for the album Enema of the State. The solid pink bass on the right is very similar to Mark’s pink American Standard Jaguar Bass, except this one does not have a white pearloid pickguard, but rather a solid white pickguard.