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The Value of 1964-1965 Fender Jazz Bass CAR Matching Headstock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ulyphes, Jan 30, 2014.


  1. ulyphes

    ulyphes

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    I want to ask:

    is there anybody who have a 1964-1965 Fender Pre CBS Jazz bass in Candy Apple Red with Matching headstock? if 100% original..

    and how much you bought it?

    I want to know the value....


    thanks...


    in fact I watched a 1965 jazz bass CAR on ebay, I'm not sure if it's original 100%

    is there anybody who could help me to have a check?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221357755007&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123




    there is a good news
    I find out some pics of a ended bidding on last year, which is same year product, same serial number on Pots,
    but different turners, different capacitor, different checking...

    please help me to have a check..

    already upload pics on newer posts....
     
  2. Davo-London

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    You say 64-65, which is it because this is rather crucial? What's the stamp on the neck?

    Davo
     
  3. pfox14

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    '64 is pre-CBS - '65 is not - big difference.
     
  4. OldFenderPlayer

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    I have a 1965 Jazz Bass in Olympic White with a matching headstock. Its 95%+ original, with the nut replaced, both volume and the one tone pot replaced (but I have the originals), and the bridge pickup rewound.

    There has been no refrets, refinishing, parts moved, etc, beyond what I listed.

    The value on these basses seemed to have nose-dived over the past five years, but has started to recover.

    Assuming a Candy Apple Red would the same value as an Olympic White, I'd put the current retail value somewhere in the $10,000 to $11,000 range, assuming it has the pickup covers and original case. If I sold it to someone who would intend to resell it, I might expect to get $8,000 to $9,000 out of it.

    My purchase price isn't comparable because I bought the bass in the late 1970s for $350, which included a Bassman combo amp (50 watt tube head and a 2x12 enclosure, with both speakers shot).
     
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  6. Mosfed

    Mosfed The mighty mighty

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    I don't think there is a huge difference in 64/65. Still pre-CBS parts, wood, etc. It's not until 66/67/68 that values drop.

    Check out Guitar Center's vintage bass section - their prices are pretty close to actual market as opposed to Gbase who is still rather high on these things.

    They have a '65 in Candy Apple Red with matching headstock for $7,500. Which seems about right.
     
  7. ulyphes

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  9. Gecko 5

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    i thought those hideous lollipop tuners were not used till 67-68?
     
  10. ulyphes

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    it's the Bass I want to sure about.... is it original , and is it worth? is it PRE CBS?
     
  11. ulyphes

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    I guess the lollipop tuners are very rare....but I just know they stopped after 70s
     
  12. smcd

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    Not pre-CBS. Not original, either. Not with those tuners. The wear on the body looks artificial.
     
  13. ulyphes

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    are you seriously sure about it??

    it's fake original?
     
  14. jamminology101

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    That thing is in pristine condition to be that old. A jazz of that year being custom color with matching headstock is definitely very collectible. I saw a 66 or 67 with the same scheme at samash online for 11, 000k
     
  15. jamminology101

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    But yeah tuners are different. ..
     
  16. Stealth Fighter

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    I have a friend with a '66 that has lollipop tuners. Can't tell you anymore than that.
     
  17. jamminology101

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    Check out samash used online...the first bass listed from high to low is a 66 jazz and is the exact color scheme as the ebay bass and has the same tuners as well. When cbs took over that neck could have been lying around for a year or more before it was ever completed as a bass. Could be 65, 66 etc...
     
  18. Stealth Fighter

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    More tuner info below.

     
  19. Mosfed

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  20. cobbster

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    I know Fender used lollipop tuners on 66 jazz basses. I would say it was a 66.
     
  21. ulyphes

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    I found the samash online, but still can't find samash used online, could you give me a address or key word to search?

    thanks..
     

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