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No longer available 1972 Fender Telecaster FRETLESS Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by BRR, Jul 21, 2018.


  1. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    Price:
    5500.00
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Tennessee
    ...Sold..
     

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    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
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  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I don't understand what you mean by "the neck was modified?"
     
  3. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    As far as I can research thus far, there were no 1972 Fretless Telecaster basses produced at Fender. The neck was modified by the original owner to be Fretless in 1973. I hope that explains it for you :)
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    It doesn't.
    Clearly the frets weren't pulled out and filled, so I guess they replaced the whole fingerboard. However, it wasn't done in such a way that the stock pick guard worked anymore, as that's been modified too.
     
  5. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    If you could then provide the language that would describe it to your liking I would be happy to change the description. The slab must have been removed and the new one applied to the original neck.
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I have no idea what's actually been done there. Sorry.
     
  7. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    Clearly you have a strong opinion and supposition.."Clearly the frets weren't pulled out and filled, so I guess they replaced the whole fingerboard. However, it wasn't done in such a way that the stock pick guard worked anymore, as that's been modified too..."

    So if you can think of a better way to describe the instrument then please share.
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    If the frets were pulled and filled, one would be able to see that.
    That the pick guard has been modified around the neck pocket is clearly seen in your photographs.

    I'm not trying to be argumentative or confrontational, but it doesn't seem like you know exactly how it's been modified either.
     
  9. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    I am not clear on what your problem is with my post or this instrument. It is certainly one of a kind, in excellent condition, original save for the replaced fretless board and slight mod to the pick guard. It is a gem that sounds and plays as great as it looks....
     
  10. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    I am quite aware of the modifications to this instrument, as I have spoken with the original owner.
     
  11. rwkeating

    rwkeating

    Oct 1, 2014
    Chicago
    none
    Not only was the pickguard modified, but so was the body. In the picture showing the date on the neck I see the fretboard doesn't extend beyond the end of the neck (I thought maybe that was the original reason for the mod.) Why would the neck have been moved closer to the bridge? It also looks like there are extra holes in the body at the neck joint. An interesting mystery.
     
  12. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    sold
     
  13. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Sold? Really?
    Because it seems to still be an active listing on eBay for $4,000 less.
     
  14. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    It is not for sale here any longer.
     
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That’s pretty different than “sold.”
     
  16. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    It is sold here...what is your problem ?
     
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Our definition of sold is different.
     
  18. BRR

    BRR

    Mar 30, 2018
    I am sorry ...
     
  19. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    It’s fine, we just see things differently
     
  20. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The problem is an instrument needs to be described accurately if it’s listed here including all modifications

    It would need to be marked as “no longer available” as it didn’t sell here.
     
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