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Fender Gurus... check this.. and the price!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gustobassman, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. gustobassman

    gustobassman Mime is money Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
  2. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I'm no expert, but I don't think LPB fades to that shade of green. The logo is barely visible and the pics are loudy. I would ignore the listing.
  3. nibs208


    Sep 10, 2007
    I'm not a vintage Fender expert by any measure but it looks like Sherwood green to me. Either way I like it.
  4. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011
    I'm far from an expert, but oddly LPB does age to a green...
  5. Subbed for info. Also that is a really nice looking bass regardless.
    The wear is cool too, it looks like the player played it a lot in one specific way for a long time.

    Just an aside: Not an expert, but blue mixed with yellow(ambered clearcoat) does make green. So colour wise it does make sense.
  6. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I don't think I would want to conduct business at that level with someone so careless and lacking in knowledge. Maybe it’s a fair deal but it seems risky to me. I’d pass.
  7. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Looks legit to me, although it is on the darker side of "green" LPB. Photos and lighting can be a tricky thing.
  8. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    I wouldn't rule it out yet. LPB does some pretty wacky stuff.
    If you look at the decal it still looks light blue underneath, though the pic is fuzzy. And there's a streak of blue on the back at the bottom of the bass that looks right.

    Definitely would need a lot more high res pics. A look under the pickguard and neck pocket could be pretty interesting too.

    FWIW, this is what my LPB turned into.

  9. gustobassman

    gustobassman Mime is money Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    Any of you think the $12,500 asking price is reasonable for what it appears to be? I'm only curious because, A) I have never seen a price like this on a Fender, and B) this is the first i've seen like this locally on CL.

    I'm broke.. count me out. :D
  10. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Nice. LPB can age to green.

    The posters here may want to realize that it doesn't 'fade' (grow lighter), it grows darker as the clearcoat yellows... and what happens when you turn the clear to a darker color? The undercoat appears to darken...and what happens when you add yellow and blue together? You get green. :eek:

    I'd like to see shots under the pickguard, in the cavities and the neck pocket.
  11. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    LPB does indeed age to green, and if neglected for a few decades, darker than you would imagine. But that price? Pass. They don't have THAT much mojo. I mean you are well on your way to buying a car or a house at that price. Will it eventually be worth that? Probably in 20 years or so. But why pay 2034 prices in 2014?
  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Yep. I have a telecaster in ice blue metallic and it's a wonderful sage green...well aged clear coat.
  13. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Depending on the date I could see that type of asking price for a 100% original, Pre-CBS Jazz in a relatively rare color at a high end shop. It might take a year to sell, and it may end up selling for 10-20% less but it will likely have that type of price tag on it.
  14. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    I haven't followed vintage prices as closely the last couple of years. Assuming the bass is legit, 4 or 5 years back that would have been about right. It's a custom colour, matching headstock pre cbs Jazz bass. Very collectible.

    Nowadays, I'd think it'd be a tough sell at that price.
  15. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    It's very cool but not 12k cool.
  16. MIMike


    Jan 1, 2013
    West MI
    Nitro lacquer can age very yellow, so whatever is underneath will change accordingly; blue + yellow = green. Red + Yellow = orange. White + yellow = cream. And so on.

    BTW, that bass looks legit, and to someone could be worth more than 10G.
  17. ShoeManiac


    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey

    I saw a 64 or 64 P-Bass in Lake Placid Blue that had aged in a similar way. It's not unheard of.
  18. Natropath


    Apr 13, 2010
    11000 for a 65 with a matching headstock in a custom color? If all of it is right, that's a steal.
  19. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    I'm not going to vouch for authenticity or the asking price...

    ...but I gasped when I saw the picture. Literally breathtaking.

    and to semi-quote Tolkien... I think a fake would seem fairer and feel fouler.
  20. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I think it's a rip off in that condition.

    $7000 max