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$200-300 price drops starting on Fender AVRI P's and J's

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by j.kernodle, Nov 4, 2012.


  1. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    Looks like a few online retailers are starting to drop pricing on the '57 and '62 P's, as well as the '62 j basses. I know these basses have lots of fans here, including me. check out sweetwater.com

    57 trans white P. $1159
    62 J sunburst, black or oly, $1199
    62 P oly, $1199

    I'm sure the other retailers will follow suit shortly as this appears to be a Fender authorized sale.
     
  2. BassDudeSA

    BassDudeSA Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Bothell, Seattle area
    That is a good deal! I am tempted to buy a '62 Jazz in sunburst (already have the '57 P) but I have been trying to be good and avoid more purchases. I am going to be buying a Nate Mendel P when they come out in a couple weeks, but this upgrade to that is tempting instead.
     
  3. steve_rolfeca

    steve_rolfeca Supporting Member

    The '62 P is my favourite Fender, and pretty much the only one that interests me.

    IMO, this is a much more reasonable price. Shame it's only for a sale...
     
  4. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    I hear ya! I've got a great J, but don't have a P right now. so I really really want one. but dang.... man. gotta create some money.
     
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  6. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Awesome. One of the best deals in bass-dom just got better.

    Just a little more than what used AVRIs generally go for.
     
  7. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I am sure a coupon can be worked into the equation to if you do a little work and call some reps another 10% may come off those numbers.
     
  8. Willicious

    Willicious Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    Those are some sweet prices.

    Major speculation:
    Wondering if Fender's AV price drops have anything to do with a (possibly) new line of AV's coming? (though if their new AV Strats are any indication, price points of the new reissue basses will likely be MUCH higher than currently) :bag:
     
  9. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    all I know is I couldn't resist. got my local GC to price match and throw in a little extra discount to offset the tax. so I've got an oly white 62 P on the way.
     
  10. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    I think you're absolutely correct in your assessment.
     
  11. Willicious

    Willicious Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    Congrats! Sounds like a great score.
    Post pics when you get it — never get tired of looking at these basses.
     
  12. macribas

    macribas Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Which few online retailers?
     
  13. BassDudeSA

    BassDudeSA Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Bothell, Seattle area
    Some Ebay dealers are also selling these new $1,150 - $1,200.
     
  14. Willicious

    Willicious Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    Sweetwater, for one.
    Three models @ $1200 ea.

    G:help:A:help:S
     
  15. macribas

    macribas Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Thanks! Looks like there are no more 57 Ps. :(
     
  16. Willicious

    Willicious Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    They had (only) one in stock just a couple of weeks back. A 9 pounder.
    I imagine it sold quickly when the prices dropped.
    They would probably order one for you, or you could always have another seller price match (and even beat the price).

    LOVE the AV57.
     
  17. BassDudeSA

    BassDudeSA Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Bothell, Seattle area
  18. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    macribas, I had guitar center match sweetwaters price. that might work for you. Mine is scheduled to get in on Monday, but I'm stuck in Florida for another week. :(
     
  19. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    still stuck out of town but my salesman at guitar center was nice enough to text me pics.

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  20. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Sweet! Every time I see a white one, it reminds me of this classic picture:

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