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78' Jazz fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kenbuntu, Nov 25, 2005.


  1. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
    Hey guys, this is guy is selling his 1978 american fender fretless jazz bass for only 600!!! and those are canadian funds too. Do you guys think that a trade for an Ibanez sr 400 would be a good trade?
     
  2. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Thats a great price, BUT, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong guys, but I don't believe Fender offered a Frettless Jazz in the 70's or much of the 80's! So I doubt that the neck (at the very least) is stock.
     
  3. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
  4. Yeah, Fender only offered P's in fretless at the time. But 600 CDN is a good price, as long as it's a good playing bass. Just know that its resale value is probably pretty low. Try to get some pics up so we can better help you.

    I've got a white jazz, beautiful color.

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  5. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
    THanks for the help guys...
    Whihc bass would have a higher resale value

    1. '78 fretless jazz
    OR
    2. Ibanez sr400?

    Il post some pics as soon as he posts some.
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Fender always has a higher resale value per dollar spent than any other bass.
     
  7. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    My concern is this, From what I can tell Fender did not OFFER a Fretless Jazz until 1988 as a production model. So this bass has A] been defretted (if so by whom?) B] Has a replacement neck. Since the seller is not representing the bass accurately in his descriptions and the price is way below market, my tendency would be to be suspicious. I would at the very least want more details, has the bass been refinished? Condition? what percentage is stock? (We know the neck isn't) Pictures? That price is at least a 1000 - 1500 US under market value, usually those kind of prices merit a red flag!

    PS: Jenderfazz, that white Jazz is sweet!
     
  8. Kenbuntu

    Kenbuntu

    Jun 6, 2005
    Ontario
    ALright ill try getting some more info aobut this bass and some pics soon hopefully.