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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by jallenbass, Oct 24, 2005.
It's here on ebay.
$8000 and the reserve is higher.
$8K is way too much but it's impressive that theres not a scratch on that thing.
Just the right price for a Gibson Collector-Completist.
Nothing wrong with plys, but Gibson's are not exactly the top of the line basses.
But, I am afraid I will soon have about 6k into a ply that I can't sell for 4k.
Given the condition and the rarity, if it sounded like mud it would still probably be a good investment. Not for me, but if I were into the plywood sound and could buy anything I wanted, that one sure looks sweet. It's probably much better construction than a Kay, too. The wood finish reminds me of their electric-spanish archtop guitar line. A very pretty and unusal look for a bass these days. I think it could go for more than $10K.
Wow, someone really knows how to take care of a bass! Not a scratch. Original strings? Those things are 66 years old. But it's cool that they managed to keep it all original and in that condition. 8k is quite a bit though.
I've seen and played a few of these Gibsons. They are rather thinly made and light in weight, and sound-wise they reflect that as they have a kind of bright, not-very-resonant tone. They are rare, which is about as much as you can say about them and the last price I saw on one was about 3k.
Ended with no bidders. Imagine that. Not to say there isn't someone out that has to have that bass and has $8K lying around. But, I doubt that guy is looking for it on ebay.
And looking for it on ebay withing those seven days he has it listed.