25 Most valuable basses

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  1. Truktek2

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  2. Vince Klortho

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    You should read the Alembic history if you have the time. It is very interesting. They were quiet the pioneers.
  3. Bongolation

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    I have a nice #6 I got for $75 in around '71.
  4. hdracer

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    That is some very inflated prices.
    Someone can value them and price them like that but they will never sell.
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  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I give you the The Flora Aurum, a mere $250,000 at Wynn and Company Jewelers, Las Vegas, Nevada. The original price was $100,000.

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  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    The most valuable bass is my first bass my Greco Beatles bass got it in the 60's.
  8. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

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    The article reminds me of why I chose not to renew my subscription to Vintage Guitar. When it comes to bass, they just don't get it.
  9. Doodaddy

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    I've got a pretty obscure SX bass. Surely that counts for something and should be listed? :p

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  10. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    +1.

    I have been buying this magazine for years and when this list came out, I thought it was idiotic. Terribly researched.

    Many of the brand new Fodera, Ritter and Carl Thompson models should have made the list on initial price alone.... But they give us a dozen or so Fenders and a few each of Gibson, RIC and Alembic. :confused:

    This list is the equivalent of a top 25 most expensive guitar list that looks like this: Strat, Strat, Strat, Strat, Strat, Strat, Tele, Tele, Tele, Tele, Tele, Tele, Les Paul, Les Paul, Les Paul, Les Paul, Les Paul, Les Paul,Les Paul, ES335, SG, SG, SG, Broadcaster, Nocaster.
  11. Immigrant

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    There was one of those Rics ('59?) on eBay not too long ago. I think it's been posted before and never sold because its like a $Billion buy it now.
  12. Bflat

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    I wouldn't trade any one of my 7 1951 P basses for any one of the basses on that list, even though some of them are nice basses.......
  13. bootsox

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    if I had 7 of them I wouldn't mind trading one for a blue '60 Jazz or a blonde '58 P
  14. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

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    So a 1968 Fender Telecaster bass made the list, but the '51-'56 Precisions didn't?
  15. lavmonga

    lavmonga Supporting Member

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    +1 If you take a look at ebay, some of these basses, even in great shape, don't even reach the lower of the estimated values on this site.
  16. woofdoggy

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    No one remembers the mothman bass i guess?

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  17. bassguitarthund

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    Haunts my dreams!!!
  18. 4001

    4001

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    There are only three like this...
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  19. JoeWPgh

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    I would say the 2 most valuable basses are those two very famous and missing basses. Jamerson's P and Jaco's J.
  20. HaMMerHeD

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    Jaco's J isn't missing.

    And Fender is very much over-represented in that list.
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