73 P Bass
I just fell in love.
She's a '73 P Bass in beautiful, well used cond. It's supposed to be all original. the neckplate dayes it at '72 which I hear is common.
$2,000.00. I know there are many variables when valueing vintage Fenders... but any input? 2 grand is a lot of $ for me.
You just said that you fell in love. If you are truly in love $2K is nothing.
Although, IMHO you can get a lot better bass than a '73 Fender P for 2 grand.
Like maybe any model Lakland USA for instance.
About right if it is all original and has original case.
If you love the bass and have $2k, you aren't getting ripped off by any stretch.
I have a 74 P that I paid $2k for 6-7 years ago. Great bass and mony well spent as I have played the hell out of it.
Price is fair if it is in good condition and original. Just keep in mind that the worst thing you can do is let your emotions decided what you buy and how much you spend. People have a tendency to make purchases emotionally and then try to justify them logically. For example, when buying a car, we generally buy because we like the style, but we tell our family and friends about the gas mileage, reliability, etc.
If you can afford the bass without any financial difficulty the buy it. If you can't really afford it or don't need it, save your money.
$2K is fair, but for that price I wouldn't want to take any chances. I would surely want to pull the neck and the pickguard to verify originality.
BTW, what color is the bass? Some rare/desirable colors are a bit more valuable.
I agree with most here. 2000.00 for a 73 p that you love is a fair deal. The fact that you said you love it makes it worth the 2 grand price tag.
I have a 73 that I really love, it's beat and ugly but plays and sounds great!
I strongly disagree with the other posters. $2grand is too much money for a '73, unless it's in mint condition, or there's something special about the bass. $2,000 would have been an ok price 5 years ago, but if you're patient, you can find a '73 Precision in the $1,500 range.
That instrument should appraise for a little more than $2000
It is a fair deal if you love the instrument and you feel age makes it worth the asking price.
Honestly, I believe the new ones are made much better, hardware is much better . 99% of the tone comes from the player, not the instrument in my opinion. But it is cool to own a 36 year old instrument. It obviously has some history associated with it, probably several owners. That is kind of cool.
Am I missing something... pics??? No pics - no '73
I got well more than 2K for my 1973 Precision about a year and a half ago.
Thank you to everyone who shared their opinions. The feedback was great!
I have decided to not buy the bass. At this time, I guess I couldnt justify buying another one until I thin out the herd a bit... & clear up a list of financial obligations first. It would have been an impulse buy which generally comes back to bite. Guess I will give a few bucks to the girl to do some "early" Xmas shopping for the kids. I will try to clear out some gear I rarely use & have some "bass $" on hand for the next time I fall in love.
Thanks for the advise everyone!
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