Did Warwick raise their prices?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zachreh, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. zachreh

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  2. BawanaRik

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  3. TechJunky

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    Been that expensive for the last few years now. May have gone up marginally, but seems like Streamer Stage I's have been around $4000, and Stage II and Thumb NT's are around $4700-5000 new. Hard to find new a lot of the time, though, and rarely see anyone buying new. Thankfully, used prices are much lower (albeit still expensive).
  4. zachreh

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    Yeah I remember when they were much cheaper, o well
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  6. bigsnaketex

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    you get what you pay for with Warwicks! Fine made instruments!
  7. MAJOR METAL

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    I've seen the higher priced basses sit on ebay for what seems like years.
  8. nashvillebill

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    Since Warwicks are imported, they are subject to fluctuations in the exchange rate. Dollar goes down, the (imported) price goes up.
  9. neptoon

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    warwick is always raising their prices...i got a warwick thumb NT 4 back in '98 for a touch less than $2K from beaver at bass central...it's hard to find one used for that price now...and don't forget about the conversion rate....several years back, I took advantage of the exchange rate and got a custom lefay for like $2100 when Europe was converting to the euro
  10. DirkP

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    That's revenge :)
    In Germany we pay nearly the same for a Musicman Classic (2700,- Euros at Thomann, that equals 3.700,- Dollar).
    Don't forget: if you export you have to finance the transport, you need a distribution and a service net in the foreign country etc.

    So maybe, if you want to deliver a certain quality standard, take care of the environment, pay your workers a decent wage, you have to ask those prices. The chief of Warwick even talks in public about the wage he's paying himself and it's less than I would have expected.
    Dirk
  11. gurensan

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    I got my '07 fretless Corvette new in (April?) '08 at a GC for... $749, I think. The very next month the same bass was raised to $1249 (they were still made in Germany then). That's a ~50% increase! I believe soon after that, Warwick ended Dana B. Goods' distributorship.

    just my Warwick price experience.
  12. VFX

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    In 2001, my custom shop thumb nt4 was roughly $4k

    These days the same bass is around $12-16k depending on your dealer & where you are in the world.
  13. -Asdfgh-

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    I should have just bought a large number of Warwick basses in around 2001 to put away to finance my retirement :)
  14. VFX

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    ... and if I were to sell said thumb bass I'd be lucky to get much more than $1.5k for it.
  15. gurensan

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    Yeah, I don't know what's up with Warwick resale.

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