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2007 Warwick Corvette $$ NT Bubinga - is $2k OK or too expensive

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wneff, Mar 6, 2017.


  1. wneff

    wneff Supporting Member

    May 27, 2003
    Woburn, MA
    Hello,

    I have the opportunity to get a used 2007 Warwick Corvette $$ NT Bubinga for ~ $2k. The bass is in a top condition - looks new, plays great, sounds great. What do you think about the price? I think it might be a bit high but considering that there are so few out there I think I'll bite the bullet and get it. What is your opinion? (we already negotiated, seller will not go lower)
     
  2. Agreed that is on the extreme high end of what they go for
     
  3. DevinWard369

    DevinWard369

    Apr 30, 2012
    Utah
    Yea the bolt-on goes for 1k used... and I LOVE mine, and would rather replace a neck than a WHOLE bass If something were ever wrong..
     
  4. MrMoonlight

    MrMoonlight Bottom feeder

    Sep 2, 2008
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  5. That is a bit on the high end. You can find thumb 6 neck through's near that price.
     
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  6. wneff

    wneff Supporting Member

    May 27, 2003
    Woburn, MA
  7. MrMoonlight

    MrMoonlight Bottom feeder

    Sep 2, 2008
    Oh...okay. You didn't specify in your post. Well, I tried.

    If the fivers are as rare as you say, you may wanna just bite the bullet and get it at 2k if it's really in excellent condition. Depends on how badly you really want one, how long you've been chasing one and how often they actually come up for sale. But I'm not one to tell another person how to spend his money. Do what you feel is right...it's your money. Good luck.
     
  8. Well, after looking at what german $$NT basses are going for, $2K seems like a steal.
     
  9. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    $2k actually isn't that bad for one of these. But it's only worth it IF you love the bass. I personally can think of many other basses I'd rather pay $2k for. But to each there own.
     
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  10. Agree with the above. I paid $1,000 for a 2007 BO Corvette $$ 5-string, and I LOVE it! Sold my older Warwick when I realized how this was sooooo much better. The NT new are probably around $4 - $5,000 so this is probably an OK price. Can you find a BO and play it first?
     
  11. wneff

    wneff Supporting Member

    May 27, 2003
    Woburn, MA
    I have a 2008 BO fretless 5 . Paid 1k
     
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  12. Sounds about right for a minty NT 5 string Warwick. Maybe a touch high, but as others have said, if you really love it and it is exactly what you want, I don't think the price is completely out of line. No way are you finding a new one for anywhere close to that price.

    I had a mid '90s Thumb NT5 that sold for about that amount, and I actually thought it was a touch on the low side.
     
  13. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Tell him that after checking comparable sales, you can only go $1800. Then if he takes it, great. If not, move on.
     
  14. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    I've had a couple of Warwicks for 12 years and I've played them more than any of my other basses. I love their feel and the tone is fantastic.

    I agree with others that the price is perhaps a tad bit high, but it is fair relative to what the new price of that bass new. The bubinga probably looks and sounds really nice.

    So if you try it and really like it, then bite the bullett and make it happen.Good luck!
     
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  16. gazzatriumph

    gazzatriumph

    Sep 27, 2012
    England
    When I've had this dilemma in the past I ask myself how would I feel if it sold and missed out on it, if you would be gutted then buy it. Is it worth losing for a couple hundred.
     
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  17. bearhart74

    bearhart74

    Feb 26, 2009
    Prices vary. its worth only what someone is willing to pay.
     
  18. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    65% of new value is a rule of thumb you could apply, but that varies a lot depending on supply, demand and other factors.

    Could be anywhere from 50 to 75% depending on multiple factors.
     
  19. itsalljustaride

    itsalljustaride

    Sep 23, 2009
    They don't really vary THAT much in these circumstances. This is always the absolute least helpful answer that someone ALWAYS seems to HAVE to post.

    Imagine you went to a jewelry appraiser and paid them a bunch of money to tell you "its worth only what someone is willing to pay".

    In this instance, it doesn't even make sense as an answer, because OP asked if the price was reasonable, not "what is it worth" as an objective statement.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
  20. bearhart74

    bearhart74

    Feb 26, 2009
    Your probably right about helpfulness but it is true. Just trying to illustrate that the buyer should make up their own mind what they want to pay and be satisfied if they make the buy. I have been looking at wicks for a while and prices do vary quite a bit. Warwick Bass Arena is a great spot for research. IMHO wicks dropped in resale value when they released the rockbass series.
     

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