I guess, sentimental value really. Have one that you really wouldn't sell or something? My old 70's Jazz. Modded to hell and back. Routes under the pickguard from preamps long gone. Badass bridge- dunno where the original went or the original pick-ups either. 3 bolt was replace by a 4 bolt neck plate, because 3 bolt necks from Fender suck. Period. They move. Had it FOREVER. Played at this point at least a thousand gigs on that thing. For ME plays and sounds better than pretty much ANY bass I've ever owned. And I've own pretty much the best of the best. disclaimer: i say all that and NOT because it's an "old Jazz"- it could be a 2009 and if it did what this does, I'd say the same thing. The "old 70's Jazz Basses are sweet attitude is a load of crap IMO. They were crap in the 70's- quality sucked. And they're mostly still crap. Age doesn't make a bass magically better. OK, back on topic, I'm not sure you could really give me enough to sell it. I've let Fodera's sit on stands all night at gigs, Smiths, and countless others because I've chosen the old hacked up dog of a bass. I call her "Betsy". Dunno why. Just do. My PRS is quickly becoming my go to bass. (the second gen "Jazz" version- built in 2002). It has "it" IMO. Could very well let the old Jazz retire.