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Does the right stamp on the neck increase a Fender’s value?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 999Brent, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    087B3789-775B-4E21-96DE-B1D465E92983. With the neck off my bass, I discovered the name H Gastelum,
    A quick search on google showed he was one of Fender’s neck masters.

    This is on a 1988 57 AVRI
    Also a little unusual is that it has 2 coats of paint, surf green and LPB on top.

    Does the fact that he made this neck have any effect on value, not that I am considering selling as I love this bass, just asking...
    It appears Strats etc sell for more with his name, not sure on basses though.
    Thanks or your thoughts
    jd56hawk likes this.
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    There is no reason it should sell for more than any other neck of the period. Gastelum didn't make it. Various people had a hand in making the neck, and a few computer-programmed machines.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  3. 999Brent

    999Brent Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    What is the name stamp for on gender necks?
    Does it mean that person QC’d it?
    Or oversaw its construction?

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