So here's the bass
in question -
in worse shape (I know a good repair shop that'd deal with the cracked body for a good price)..
What would you pay for one of these Baldwin Vibraslim basses? I'm shopping for a semi-hollow, and while I'd give my left arm for a Starfire (kinda got a thing for Guilds), I'd have to give my arm and a kidney to afford one. So there are some nice models by Vox and Hagstrom (the Astro IV or Cougar and the Concorde (old name for the current Viking model, apparently)), but both are either hard to find or pricey when they show up in collector's condition, and I just need a player. My reason for leaning towards these is the single-coil tones and the number of frets - 21 is my minimum, 22 or 23 is good, and while 24 is optimal I'm not aware of any that give a full 2-octave fingerboard.
EDIT: I'm strictly into short scales, as well, and prefer blocked to a true hollowbody because of feedback issues at the volume of shows I usually play. But a true hollow isn't out of the question.
So these Baldwins show up - 22 frets, single coils.. what's a fair price, in your opinion?