1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

25 Most valuable basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Truktek2, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Truktek2

    Truktek2

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. Vince Klortho

    Vince Klortho

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    You should read the Alembic history if you have the time. It is very interesting. They were quiet the pioneers.
  3. Bongolation

    Bongolation

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2001
    Likes Received:
    3
    I have a nice #6 I got for $75 in around '71.
  4. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Likes Received:
    10
    That is some very inflated prices.
    Someone can value them and price them like that but they will never sell.
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2000
    Likes Received:
    7
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    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.

    [​IMG]
  6. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Likes Received:
    7
    The most valuable bass is my first bass my Greco Beatles bass got it in the 60's.
  7. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
  8. Doodaddy

    Doodaddy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've got a pretty obscure SX bass. Surely that counts for something and should be listed? :p

    [​IMG]
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Likes Received:
    2
    +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.
  10. Immigrant

    Immigrant Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Likes Received:
    8
    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.
  11. Bflat

    Bflat

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.......
  12. bootsox

    bootsox

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    if I had 7 of them I wouldn't mind trading one for a blue '60 Jazz or a blonde '58 P
  13. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Likes Received:
    1
    So a 1968 Fender Telecaster bass made the list, but the '51-'56 Precisions didn't?
  14. lavmonga

    lavmonga

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    +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.
  15. woofdoggy

    woofdoggy

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    No one remembers the mothman bass i guess?

    [​IMG]
  16. bassguitarthund

    bassguitarthund

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Haunts my dreams!!!
  17. 4001

    4001

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are only three like this...
    [​IMG]
  18. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2012
    Likes Received:
    1
    I would say the 2 most valuable basses are those two very famous and missing basses. Jamerson's P and Jaco's J.
  19. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jaco's J isn't missing.

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

    Boot Soul

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Likes Received:
    20

Share This Page