looking for help on Value of vintage franken fender bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dan Horboychuk, Dec 12, 2012.


  1. Dan Horboychuk

    Dan Horboychuk Supporting Member

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    Hello i have a fender that has been modified and i am clueless as to what the value may be on it, any help would be much appreciated.
    The neck is A Fender Telecaster has been refretted/ refin but the neck date was left alone and reads "23 JUL 68 C"
    the tuners are non original Schallers with a hipshot drop d.
    The body is the same era p Bass with Jazz rout in the bridge position. Also has Been refined.
    All the hardware is non original, Babicz Bridge, fender neck plate, and pickguard, And Sadowsky electronics.
    Again i really appreciate the help.
    Thanks
  2. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Sounds like only the neck and body has some worth. The bass as a whole..not much.
  3. Dan Horboychuk

    Dan Horboychuk Supporting Member

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  4. Dan55

    Dan55 Supporting Member

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    I'd value it at around $1K, parts value-wise, but if it's a player, wear it out!

    Dan
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  6. alembicbones

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    I think there are probably very few comparables to set a market value in this forum based on your description and pictures.

    That being said, it looks like a pretty cool frankenbass and I bet it sounds good. If you like it, have fun playing it. If you want to get money out of it, put it on eBay, describe it well, show plenty of pictures and see what comes of it.

    Bones
  7. REMBO

    REMBO Supporting Member

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    NICE! I'D SAY A REFRETTED - REFIN WITH THE MODS

    $800 TO $1000

    HOW DOES IT PLAY AND SOUND?
  8. bootsox

    bootsox

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    It's probably worth more parted out than if you sold it as one unit
  9. Dan Horboychuk

    Dan Horboychuk Supporting Member

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    It plays great very thin neck and tone wise it's killer with the sadowsky pickups.

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