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What should I sell this cremona with issues for?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by WarriorJoe7, Mar 4, 2014.


  1. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Hi,

    I am wondering what I should sell this for. The soundpost needs reposted, there are a few cracks between the top and back and sides, someone did a bad paint job on 20% of the top, there is some minor damage pictured on the side. On the plus side the strings look nice (what are they?) and the bow is nice, and it comes with a gig bag that will keep it from getting wet (and ta's about it.)

    I was originally thinking anywhere between $100-$300 but that's a pretty wide range. I don'tknow what these repairs cost.

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  2. robobass

    robobass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
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    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    Ouch! Donate it to a high school. Many high school orchestras have a talented dad on board who could at least get it set up and playing. No point in going for a full repair/restoration. Graffiti on a bass? This sinks my outlook on the future of mankind to a new low.
     
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  4. The pickup and bow are each worth ~$50. No clue on the strings.
     
  5. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Disclosures:
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    Rockabilly dudes bashing basses around and riding them like a bucking bronco again. Yikes!
     
  6. Better a Cremona than a decent Kay, IMO.
     
  7. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Connecticut
    A Cremona with issues. That's essentially by definition. I would hate to see anyone even waste time trying to fix it up. Even if restored to like-new condition, it's still junk to which no high-school student should have to be subjected. Now, if the high-school is in need of firewood or material for the wood shop, then sure, donate it. :)
     
  8. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    K $150 it is. It is not mine but a friend i am getting rid of it for. He wants to get something out of it. I guess $100-$150 is fair based on kungfusherriff. Thanks
     
  9. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Connecticut
    Pickup and bow for $100 with free banged up bass. :)
     
  10. jazzbill

    jazzbill

    Jun 4, 2010
    Richardson, TX
    What should you sell it for? .............
    Firewood. :bag:
     
  11. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Connecticut
    Nah, no point in selling it for firewood when that's what it is already. :) On the other hand, it could be sold as firewood-- or donated as such as I suggested above.
     
  12. ToR-Tu-Ra

    ToR-Tu-Ra

    Oct 15, 2005
    Mexico City
    We once put a whole dry old christmas tree painted gold in a bonfire. One hell of a show.
     
  13. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Someone who has been playing electric for a few years and is really good, but "wants to make the switch and is good at woodworking", will give you $300 for it.
     
  14. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    I would take $150 or maybe a little less but i put it up on cl for $200 since there are so many flakes. I put that it NEEDS to go to a luthier or else you have to be really good with woodwork and vices.
     
  15. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Connecticut
    Anyone buying that would certainly end up being involved with some sort of vice. :D
     
  16. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    sale pending. the guy is a woodworker so he knows what he is getting
     



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