Conklin (Bill Dickens) model BD-7

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drdog, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. drdog

    drdog

    Apr 17, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I really need some help from you guys out there....
    I am thinking about selling my Conklin 7 string bass guitar...it is the Bill Dickens BD-7.
    Bass is not yet for sale here on TalkBass yet, because I have at least one (maybe two) people in my local area who are interested in it...but, here is where I need your help...

    WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A USED CONKLIN BD7 MODEL THESE DAYS?
    WHAT WOULD BE A FAIR ASKING PRICE?

    Condition of bass is 9 out of 10. Color is the maroon wine color.
    Picture attached at end of this memo..

    I cannot seem to find any recent sale prices....last I saw was one that sold for $850 (used) in year 2005. I then saw one for sale somewhere in the past year I think for around $1200+ ???

    Soooooooooo....what would be a reasonable price to sell the bass for? What are they worth (used) these days?

    Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    It looks like MF has new ones for $1869. I would generally any used bass to be right around half the price of a new one. So, if it were me, I'd probably start by asking around $1000.

    But, eBay has a completed listing for one that appears to have sold last month for less than $825.

    Conklin GTBD-7 Electric Bass Guitar
     
  3. drdog

    drdog

    Apr 17, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Thank you very much Stuart.
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    Agreed- around $1000 is good if it's in excellent condition. I've owned three- one was for $850, which I consider a real deal for one of these, the others were around $1k.
     
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    There's also a few more listings if you go by the full model number- GTBD7.
     
  6. 1000-1200... 850 if it's a dealio