Warwick Basses and Depreciation?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AndrewM, Nov 25, 2013.


  1. AndrewM

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    I was just curious as to why Warwick basses seem to take a rather large hit when it comes to their depreciation. Used Warwicks go for a much lower percentage of their original price than most other basses, it seems. This shocks me, as the German-made Warwicks are amazing instruments. Could anybody shed some light on this for me?
     
  2. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    A lot of instruments take a hit when sold, not just Warwicks. Spectors, Alembics, almost anything that isn't overly hyped or rare+in demand.
     
  3. kevteop

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    They're just massively out of fashion.

    Who buys new basses anyway? Is it the people who buy new cars? :confused:

    I'm still very happy with my '91 Thumb and still don't really understand how I paid under £700 for it.
     
  4. AndrewM

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    I know that everything depreciates. It just seems like warwicks drop to like 60% of their original value, if not lower. Other instruments seem to retain more of their value, at least having looked at the classifieds.
     
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  6. Splods

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    The only instrument brand that really holds its value is Fender. They have all the hype, and about 60 years of music featuring their instruments behind them.
     

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