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SOLD REDUCED PRICE .... Fender "Jaco" Fretless (originally fretted Jaco model)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by funkyjudge, Apr 3, 2014.


  1. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Price:
    $1,000 del
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    BASS IS SOLD!


    Because I rarely use this bass (I have used it on one audition, and for a couple of gigs since receiving it almost exactly a year ago), I am selling this really fine bass:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/fender-jaco-sig-986778/

    As the above listing says, this was originally a fretted 2000 "Jaco" model, that had the frets professionally removed and replaced with maple strips. The fingerboard then was coated with polyurethane. It also had a push-pull series-parallel pickup control added to the master tone control (this does add some versatility to the sound palate). The de-fretting job was VERY well-done, and the bass plays beautifully!

    The original listing shows the one small surface chip near the neckplate. In addition, there are a few really minor surface blemishes (light scratches and swirls in the nitro topcoat), and one small surface scratch about 1.125" long on the back between the neckplate and the lower horn. One other thing that wasn't mentioned in the original listing is that there is a little bit of string wear to the polyurethane coating on the fingerboard. This is obviously due to the prior owner using roundwound strings on it. I have had flats or compression-wound flat-like strings on it since the day I received it.

    The original brown tolex case and all "case candy" is included.

    Reduced asking price is [DEL]$1,100[/DEL] $1,000 delivered in the lower 48 (about $250 less than I paid for it).
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  2. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    I have been asked a few times already if I would do a trade for this bass. Unfortunately, we need the money right now to finish repairs from more than $15,000 to $20,000 in flood damage that was done to our home and my home-based business. To add insult to injury, the IRS has assessed us several thousand dollars in additional taxes and penalties because I had to hit-up my IRA to pay for the portion of the damage that wasn't covered by insurance.

    For the above reasons, I say "no trades, please".
     
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  4. Marial

    Marial Scheming for a Wal Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Emerald City
    Sorry to hear of the tough times! Disaster relief bump.
     
  5. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Love this bass. And Doug is the best of the best among TBers.
     
  6. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    C'mon that's not Jaco-authentic. What's the matter, don't own a butter knife? ;)
     
  7. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Maybe not "Jaco-authentic", but the de-fret job is 100% clean .... no "hairiness" at all!
     
  8. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Just took these about two hours ago .....
     
  9. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Here's a few more. I have attempted to show the chip next to the neckplate, plus the scratch just below the neckplate in these photos ....
     
  10. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Headstock, front and back .....
     
  11. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    All PMs answered. This bass is still available, and I really am not in a position to do a trade. I was just playing it last night, and it plays and sounds so nice that I question my decision to sell it. However, I truly need the money, so sadly it must be sold!
     
  12. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    ... at a reduced price of only $1,050 delivered!
     
  13. bassman_al

    bassman_al Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Fairfax, VA USA
    Your story makes me sad. Maybe Trujillo will buy it and then gift it back to you! Really nice bass, and I hope your troubles end soon.
     
  14. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Thanks, bassman_al !
     
  15. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    I have this bass priced very competitively .... and about as low as I am willing to go!
     
  16. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    Still available .... Saturday bump.
     
  17. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    BUMP ... with a new lower asking price of $1,000. Let's get a deal done on this bass!
     
  18. funkyjudge

    funkyjudge Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Langhorne, PA, USA
    BUMP .... with a note that I find this new Talkbass format to be very user-UNfriendly!!!
     
  19. Lovin' it bump.
     
  20. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    Superb bass!! Good luck to ya Dougster!!
     
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  21. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb

    Apr 23, 2014
    Bump (up the jams) This bass is a great way in to the fingerboard fraternity. Good luck with the repairs.
     
    fraublugher likes this.



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