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1964 Jazz Bass...is this for real?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by amerbs38, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. amerbs38

    amerbs38 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    Santa Cruz, CA
  2. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yes it's a hippie refin, it's also wearing a replacement 70's pickguard
  3. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef Formerly "thebrian" Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    And since the seller doesn't mention either of those things that Casa de Kick said, i would assume that the electronics are not original either. No decal on the headstock too. Could have rubbed off, but usually means the necks been refinned and likely on this bass. Might be a nice bass still, but "might" is the key word.
  4. mbbassmojo


    Aug 11, 2012
    NC, USA
    Pics are dated 2007 which seems weird too...For $3,800 I'd post some current pictures.
  5. Lewis7789


    Sep 17, 2004
    Akron, Ohio USA
    Sales; ClearSonic Mfg.
    How does a seller expect to receive $3000 of someone's hard earned cash if they can't even type more than a sentence for the description or take pics of the serial number and about 18 more pics in general.
  6. DannyNFLD


    Aug 20, 2011
  7. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    Buying a vintage instrument is tricky - establishing the level of originality and status, eg. is it stolen, is it an outright forgery - It's not something I'd do lightly, given how much it costs.

    Ebay has it's scammers so I'd proceed with a lot of caution.
  8. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    No feedback on the seller - I'd let this one pass unless I could examine it in person, take the neck and pickguard off to check the dates, etc.
  9. amerbs38

    amerbs38 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Somebody made a minimum bid...can`t wait to see how it ends up. Pretty scary. although maybe he`s got a matching P Bass.
  10. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Highly suspect. 0 feedback, old pics, no info. I would only buy something like this given a personal inspection.
  11. Meddle


    Jul 27, 2009
    $85.00 at your nearest friendly local Texas pawnbrokers.
  12. kellyrojo


    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    HA---I get it!
  13. Not enough photos for the auction of an expensive vintage bass.

    I wouldn't buy it.
  14. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    worth additional research...
  15. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    IF it's only a stripped finish and replaced pickguard, $3k isnt TOO crazy, but the seller needs more pics. If all else was proven original, I'd throw down $3k. (although there is 1 bid, but the reserve hasn't been met...)
  16. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Oh yeah there is. Zero seller aside...
    Just taking this bass at face value; he's not asking for anywhere near an untouched original, he seems to be asking the ~appropriate going rate for a stripped finish bass.

    The proper small pan head screws are present on the control plate and front pickup cover, and kinda explains why there are slotted pan head screws holding the bridge cover on (pickguard screws are too big and wont fit the non-countersunk early cover holes).
    Would be an interesting resto project bass for a local buyer.
  17. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    It's pretty hilarious how there is only one sentence. That would scare me unless I was an expert. The neck looks like clay dots - and the tuners should be good to go eh? If I knew more about 60's Fender basses I might bite - just to see what I would have in parts. I've bought enough vintage guitars and basses though on Ebay to know that such a short description coupled with (0) feedback can easily be bad news bears.
  18. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    Im no expert but that is no l series serial number in the "description"... Extra digit... Hmmm
  19. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Yeah, that is pretty cracked out. Could be a fake neck plate. I've been seeing more and more of them around recently. There's a Duo Sonic guitar on Ebay right now that has a fake-o L-series - I told the seller twice...not sure if he has corrected it yet.

    Or it could be a typo. No pic to verify. Could ask.
  20. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    That person should be set on fire for that horrible description, if you can call it that.

    How not to sell items 101