|My name is Mudd ||01-11-2014 07:27 PM |
99.9% original '52 Precision
|Dark Horse ||01-11-2014 11:20 PM |
Beauty of a bass. I'd need gut shots and proper disassembled body/neck pics if I were a potential buyer, just for further verification.
But it bugs me that they're selling vintage instruments and don't even know how to spell "Tadeo Gomez" name.....
If you like old P Basses, here is a site with some nice old ones that I've photographed and compiled :) http://blackguard1952.webs.com/
|drummer5359 ||01-11-2014 11:31 PM |
That would likely be the first that I'd buy after winning the lottery...
But not the last.
|FretlessMainly ||01-11-2014 11:37 PM |
Nice bass. They lost me with this: "We begin with the Wikipedia review..."
|JimB52 ||01-12-2014 09:58 AM |
|DaveDeVille ||01-12-2014 10:10 AM |
$ 20,000.00 ????:eek:
nice bass ...
|BeeTL ||01-12-2014 10:11 AM |
|M.R. Ogle ||01-12-2014 10:28 AM |
Ground wire changed...BAH!
I could NEVER buy that, it's not 100% original. (sniffs cork).
I bet the strings were even changed a couple of times.
"it can never be played...NEVER!" You've seen enough of that one...
|sbassface ||01-12-2014 10:31 AM |
strings changed? I thought those thing's came tuned from the factory
Originally Posted by JimB52
I was wondering about that, too. Man, it looks like that thing not only didn't get played much, but also didn't age the way I'd expect. Maybe it was a closet queen..?
Back in 1976 I bought a box of parts that used to be a '57 P, less the original pup. The body had already been refin'd, but you could sure tell from the wear spots and checking on the neck that the thing had been around the block.
|AltGrendel ||01-12-2014 10:47 AM |
I think I'd want George Gruhn's opinion first for that kind of price.
|pfox14 ||01-12-2014 10:49 AM |
Man, if I only had a spare $20K lying around....
That bass (assuming it's original) might have sold for $20k in 2005. Not today.
|pbassnut ||01-12-2014 11:02 AM |
WAY too clean. With the rare exception of a real-deal "closet classic" with some kind of bizarre back story, really good instruments tend to end up in the hands of real players and get played * and one this old should have thousands upon thousands of hours of being played under its belt by now ... the uber broken-in/mojo incurred by such long term heavy usage is one of the primary advantages of getting an old instrument. There's an excellent chance that it's not that great a player and/or doesn't sound as good as it should. Even if it's not a lemon, instruments generally respond poorly to not getting played. Then, the question is ... what do you do with a $20,000 bass?
* At least, up until about 1975 when iconic basses like this were just "used basses" and weren't yet anointed "Holy Grail" status by the advent of the vintage instrument market.
|Ronbo256 ||01-12-2014 11:11 AM |
I agree, way too clean. Something doesn't' add up, at least to me. It is in a storefront in Staten Island NY so someone could actually go look at it. Some day, I will actually make it into Gruhn's, it's only 3.5 hours from my house. I've been promised I can play the '60 Les Paul if I ever make the trip. Like I could afford $135K for my dream guitar!
|Caca de Kick ||01-12-2014 11:12 AM |
Not the first time a stupid-clean slab body P Bass showed up. A few years ago another 52-53 like it popped up by the son who's mon and dad had a country band, and his mom was the bassist who bought it new. Gentle hands and not treating it like a guy would kept it in incredible condition.
And then the sunburst 55-56 that surfaced, also a lady owned and also clean.
|matti777 ||01-12-2014 11:30 AM |
Shouldn't there be some deterioration in the finish just from age/sitting?
|My name is Mudd ||01-12-2014 11:32 AM |
Originally Posted by Ewo
Maybe it was a closet queen..?
Somehow, the description lead me to think that this was the case.
|oboylebass ||01-12-2014 11:36 AM |
You're not really supposed to leave a guitar or electric bass- especially one worth tens of thousands- lying around with no strings on it. Hope they have the truss rod FULLY loosened.
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