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Early Epiphone Bass value

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by ronusny, Feb 6, 2005.


  1. ronusny

    ronusny

    Feb 6, 2005
    Hi- I have the opportunity to buy a 1940's/50's upright Bass by Epiphone. It has a blonde, tiger maple body. It has the black lines on the back (?binding). It has a carved headstock. It has the white and black epiphone tag on the tail piece. It appears to be in good original condition. The finish is worn from the neck and there are other finish wear signs as well as general fading of the gloss. It sounds pretty good.'
    What should I pay for this bass? Is $2700 to much??
    Thanks
     
  2. jonas

    jonas

    Dec 9, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main/Germany
    Kontrabass-Atelier, Lando Music (Germany)
    In Europe: yes, too much.
    But in the USA, old plywoods like Kay and Epiphone are often as expensive as carved basses.