I was reading a thread on TB about discontinued basses, and whether their being a discontinued model makes them more valuable. Which got me thinking - there is a dollar value that acts as a make-or-break point, below which a bass is not collectible. For example - a $200 bass, no matter how rare or well made - is NOT a collectible bass. This based entirely on the price it brings. I don't think a $500 bass is collectible, either. I imagine each person has that magic number in mind. To me, that price is $800. Obviously, a bass more expensive than $800 is not automatically collectible. But, to me, a bass that can be had below $800 can't be called "collectible".