Originally Posted by hillerup
The bass in question is an original one from the late sixties: metallic turqoise with a matching headstock and white pickguard. It has quilte a few dings and scratches, but is otherwise complete - except one of the knobs is missing the silver top, and it even comes with an original hardcase...
The seller wants $ 800 for it, which seems to be a lot, considering i've seen others in mint condition pass for $ 450 without original hardcase.
Are these basses collectible in any way, and what would be reasonable price for this?
My sb5 was sunburst, all original, decent condition, original case, bought it for $850, sold it for $850.
They are a little collectible in Japan, but otherwise they fall into the 'old and novelty' category.
They're ok, but nothing fantastic