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800$ squier haha

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LCW, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. LOL!
    Thanks- needed the laugh! XD
  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yeah, that's a hoot.
  3. that's a fender...
  4. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    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...

    He’s taking offers, so who know what he’d let it go for.
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.


    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.
  6. Disappear


    May 9, 2008
    Jebus, I hate when they call Basses 'guitars'. Call it a bass, for the love of
  7. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Actually, a bass is about 6 feet tall, and stands on its endpin. These things ARE guitars. :bag:
  8. wizay


    Mar 5, 2008
    Noticed that myself. Guitar guitar guitar... :p
  9. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    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?
  10. Mellow D

    Mellow D

    Apr 7, 2009
    Norway, Oslo
    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..
  11. MichaelThomas


    Mar 24, 2009
    It looks pretty darn nice
  12. M5Yates

    M5Yates Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Austin, TX
    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.
  13. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I have no doubt it's a done up Squier body.

    The headstock decal is bogus unless Fender makes MIM Telecaster basses now.
  14. stylonpilson


    Jun 30, 2008
    Reading, UK
    The truss rod adjuster is also a good clue.

    Real Fender Tele:


    This thing on eBay:


  15. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    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".
  16. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    The open backed tuners don't look stock to me... I may be wrong. Nice looking bass though.
  17. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    Nice, but $800? Nope.
  18. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    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 -


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