I am negotiating to buy a mint+ all-original 1968 Fender Telecaster bass with paisley finish. It's immaculate. In poking around to see what is out there, I came across a one-off (according to the seller) Custom Shop Masterbuilt "NOS" version of this bass. The funny thing is, is that the original is only $1K more than the C.S. bass. But this anecdote leads me to a bigger question: are Custom Shop basses collectable just because they are Custom Shop basses? And, more specifically, are Masterbuilt Custom Shop basses collectable per se? I wish there was a Collector's Forum on TB where we could discuss vintage and collectable basses and questions about the marketplace for them. Maybe someday! In this instance, it seems like a no-brainer to just buy the '68 but I still would like to read your thoughts about the collectability of Custom Shop and/or Masterbuilt basses. Thanks!