Fender N.O.S. vs True Vintage Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by glocke1, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. glocke1

    glocke1 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    A few years back I sold my '64 jazz bass. It was a refin in LPB, and was pretty much sold to meet some financial obligations. Love the bass, it had a neck that felt great, and was quite honestly the best feeling neck I ever experienced on a jazz bass.

    I've been browsing bass listings recently, and came across both relic'd and NOS versions of the 64 jazz in LPB and was wondering how close to the original these really are in terms of the neck, anyone have any clue?

    Also, while Im at it, why is the relic'd version $600.00 more than the NOS version? (3k for the NOS, 3.6k for the relic'd version).

    NOS: https://store.basscentral.com/fender-custom-shop-nos-64-jazz-lake-placid-blue-sn-r72044

    Relic: https://store.basscentral.com/fender-custom-shop-relic-64-jazz-4-string-bass-lake-placid-blue

    Before someone says I should look for another '64, price on that would be much more than 3k i think, and also the vintage game really isn't for me anymore. Too many variables, pitfalls and potential headaches for me.
  2. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    The extra labor to relic a instrument, basically more time in beating the crap out of the bass to make it look like it has been around for years being played.
  3. They probably have a formula like $100 per ten years of aging.