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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LCW, Apr 22, 2009.
made me laugh
Thanks- needed the laugh! XD
Yeah, that's a hoot.
that's a fender...
It appears so.
That is a sweet-looking unit.
Looks like a nice job of refinishing/relicing and setting up.
If one wanted a good roadworn look, and a sweet player out-of-the-box...
Hes taking offers, so who know what hed let it go for.
I own a Squier VM Tele bass.... this isn't one of them.
Is this worth $800? Nope, but maybe $400, 500... (IMO).
Nice looking relic too.
Jebus, I hate when they call Basses 'guitars'. Call it a bass, for the love of
Actually, a bass is about 6 feet tall, and stands on its endpin. These things ARE guitars.
Noticed that myself. Guitar guitar guitar...
sure looks like a done up squier to me....the grain on the body is identical to the grain on the stock photo on the squier website. maybe it's just me (and I rarely get like this), but I'm very skeptical on that one.
what is it about this one that makes those of you calling a Fender believe that it's a Fender and not a done up Squier?
Seems it's a MiM fender... not a squire.. and with custom relicing etc it's not THAT bad a price...
overpriced? maybe.. laughable.. no way..
It looks pretty darn nice
In the sellers defense, $800 is the max he will accept.
The auction is also set up to take offers.
I'm not much for relicing, but his seem tastefully done.
I have no doubt it's a done up Squier body.
The headstock decal is bogus unless Fender makes MIM Telecaster basses now.
The truss rod adjuster is also a good clue.
Real Fender Tele:
This thing on eBay:
The bass in the OP's link looks like the body finish was just scotchbrite wiped, but the neck has definitely been resprayed. In fact, the finish was sprayed right over the nut, which makes it easy to detect. I would imagine he'll take quite a bit less than $800 for it, but the first rule of negotiating is to "start high".
Here are some better pictures for comparison:
The open backed tuners don't look stock to me... I may be wrong. Nice looking bass though.
Nice, but $800? Nope.
They're stock. I have a set here that I took off of the Squier VM Tele Bass that I recently rebuilt and refinned. I replaced them with Kluson/Fender 51 reissue tuners - MUCH better.
What I don't like about his auction is that he makes no reference to the fact that it is indeed a Squier in origin.
Here's the VM bass I rebuilt -