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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Road-Dog, Dec 10, 2012.


  1. Saw this ad on CL- Asheville,Nc-Musical Instruments

    If your a collector then I have your attention, I have a 1974 fender jazz bass former owner Jaco Pastorious jazz bassist, I purchased this bass from him back in 1988 in fort lauderdale florida at a peaches record outlet where he was signing autographs, I paid $500 for it then, he was on his last leg drugs had taken control and needed the cash, to my benefit. I have only played it a few times it is in good condition the ext. jack needs soldering and there is no pick guard it had none when I bought it, comes with the original case which has seen some wear. I am firm on $1,200.00 its not negotiable first come first serve. Call me at 423-525-4395
     
  2. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Jaco died the year before.
     
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  4. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

    Dec 5, 2012
    Nashville, TN
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    Artist: Sadowsky, Bag End, Visual Sound, Pedaltrain, George L
    I'd want to see some proof of this claim. Give me the link.
     
  5. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    All lies aside about how he got it, it might be a good deal if it is original.
     
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  6. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Earlier period case, looks like everything is there but the original finish, pickguard, thumbrest. If the pups are original, it's a beautiful deal.


    Hell, the neck is worth nearly that much alone if it is fully functional and the binding and frets look good.
     
  7. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
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    Some body should save the pics. I'm sure those pics will be floating around in some other for sale ad.
     
  8. VintageBoutique

    VintageBoutique Banned

    Dec 6, 2012
    To the craigslist poster in NC:

    How about getting in touch with the Pastorius family(if the bass is proven real)? Maybe selling it back to them for the original asking price of $500. would be best. This is Jaco we're talking about here. And, you took advantage of his mental state.
     
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    If that was really his bass it would be worth four to five times that price on a bad day if you can imagine the number of celebrity bassists who would grab that in a heartbeat or even the family and it wouldn't be on CL it would be on an auction website.
     
  10. I feel like shooting Julius a message on Facebook with a link to the craigslist ad. If this happens to be one that 'got away', I'm sure he or Felix knows a bit about it.
     
  11. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    I believe there are a few pics of jaco playing a natural jazz in the portrait of jaco cd jacket. Or maybe it was punk jazz.
     
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Hey what's up Jauqo ! That Essence of The Groove is the bomb man it's giving my hands a workout just what I needed.
     
  13. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
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    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I responded to the ad and asked how he was able to purchase the bass from Jaco in 1988 when died in 1987. I'll let you know if I get a reply.
     
  14. I don't think I've ever seen a pic of Jaco playing a Fender with a bound/block neck...
     
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's a great idea would be nice for the family if it is authentic seeing all the trouble they had with the bass of doom.
     
  16. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Hey Mike, I'm glad it's working out for you.
     
  17. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
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    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Regardless if it's true or not..seems like a good price
     
  18. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Heck if it's proved to be real and not even a famous bass the price isn't bad.

    By the way, Road-Dog, you live in one of the prettiest places on earth. We have a place in Banner Elk just across the line. A buddy and I hiked part of the trail last year and it nearly KILLED us. We were not as prepared as we thought for three days of the big one. Still, the setting was amazing.

    Sorry, back to the bass.
     
  19. iunno

    iunno

    Dec 16, 2010
    I don't think Jaco would play a 70s Jazz unless he was experimenting with his tone, the 70s bridge pickup is about half an inch closer to the bridge, and sounds rather different. I've seen a picture of him with a natural wood Jazz, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Fender. It's probably just a Jazz with no pickguard.
     
  20. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Jaco did indeed own and play a fretted natural color Fender jazz.

    And of course it was a 60's that didn't have blocks or bindings.
     

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