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Squier value

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mdogs, Mar 26, 2014.


  1. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

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    Can anyone give me relative value on one of these? Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have right now:
     

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  2. wild4oldcars

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    Probably around 300, give or take.
     
  3. mdogs

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  4. tjh

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    Some of those were going real cheap a few years ago ($100-150), not certain what they bring now, but many that have them really like them, especially if they got them at that price ... these came out of the Cor-Tek plant, usually have 'Licensed by Schaller' stamped on the machines ... many of these also had 'laminate' bodies (or some call plywood), the one I had did (I think it was a year or two newer than this) ...

    ... what is the asking price?

    Edit to add: ... the neck on the one I had was incredible ... everything else, other than being very light was nothing special at all, body was actually starting to de-laminate (I think they were asking $125 for it and I paid $90-95 at a MI swap meet in St Paul) ... if you are a P guy, I would look very hard at one, just for the neck in the right price range ...
     
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  6. SanDiegoHarry

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    More photos would help.

    Some old Squiers aren't half bad - but some are just firewood. It's really hard to tell what you have there without a bit more information.
     
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    It is worth no more than $100.00 to $150.00 in good shape I wouldn't touch one for $300.00.
     
  8. Maxdusty

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    +1 more on the $150 side if it's in good shape. It's made in Korea not Japan which would have bumped it up quite a bit more. Made by what is now Cort.
     
  9. tedsalt

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    When you consider you can get a new Squier P for ~ $300 (and they're good players), I'd say $150 tops.
     
  10. mdogs

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    The asking price is $110, so no bargain...
     
  11. MakoMan

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    That bass is an absolute steal at $110. I'd be all over it at that price. Those old Squier series Fenders play every bit as well as the Mexican Fenders.
     
  12. Miskatonic

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    Yeah, if you can get a good feeling and sounding bass for $110, how is that not a good deal?
     
  13. tjh

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    If it is local to you, I think it is certainly worth your time to check it out ... for education purposes if nothing else ... I think I sold the neck from the one I had for around $100-110 .. unfortunately, the body was pretty much a give away item with it de-laminating ... after having one, I dont think I would buy it sight unseen unless the money was not a concern for you ... very seldomly is an education free ... JMHO
     
  14. Maxdusty

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    $110? I'd like to know how the rest of the bass looks like. If in good condition it very well might be a good deal. As mentioned above by tjh- worth a look if nearby.

    Besides, it's a FENDERsquier How many Squiers have that distinction from a historical perspective?;)
     
  15. wild4oldcars

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    My bad, thought it was a mexican model. My apologies. I feel really dumb now.
     
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  17. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    Don't... I thought it was a black label Squier series when it doesn't have a black label logo duh duh duh. :rollno:
     
  18. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Supporting Member

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    Don't fell really dumb; just feel dumb 'cause you LEARNED something!
     
  19. SanDiegoHarry

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    Squiers seem to vary WILDLY in quality - there are several build lines, from cheap student / beginner types all the way to pretty nice quality quasi Fender types.

    Those MIK Squiers, from my experience, vary too - some are nice, some are firewood. It all depends, ya know?
     

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