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2005 MIA Std Jazz 5- good deal? what's this silver haired cougar worth?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jonas_24112, Aug 21, 2012.


  1. jonas_24112

    jonas_24112

    Jul 11, 2011
    I will apologize up front that I only have one crappy pic. I'm hoping to come up with an idea of how much this Jazz is worth. Here are the particulars-

    - 2005 Am. Std. Jazz Bass 5-string
    - Silver w/ black pickguard
    - Body- Condition is used/roadworn. She's got quarter sized paint missing spots (to the wood) on her heel and just below the 2nd volume knob. There's a crack in the paint at the neck joint, but crack is not into the body, just the paint. Couple of miscellaneous picks and dings on the rest of the body.
    - Headstock/tuners- couple small dings on headstock. D string tuner has difficulty unwinding. Seems it turns a quarter turn for every full turn. You can watch the tuner knob go in and out as it turns the exposed tuner wheel. Weird.
    - Neck- back of neck has inch long "scar", kind of like it was leaned against a table and then slid off, but is still smooth none the same. another small ding of no consequence as well. Overall, the neck is still smooth.
    - Fretboard- biggest surprise. it's beautiful. frets look great too.
    - Electronics- everything works well. The second volume knob seems to "overturn", or turn past 360 degrees.
    - Metal- all metal on the bass except tuners has a little bit of rust here and there (p/u poles, bridge, volume knob nuts, etc). not major structural rust, but just enough to give it an antique look. Think a dusting here and there.
    - Truss rod- everything fine here.

    Overall, the thing plays great and sounds beautifully. It's what I would say is a player, despite the original price tag. Awesome neck on this thing, really flat. The dings and rust give it that truly vintage/roadworn feel, if you like that sort of thing.

    So, can someone give me a range on what it's worth?
     

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