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File under "What were they thinking" - 63 Jazz EBay find

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JMacBass65, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    :crying: That bass makes baby Jesus cry.
  2. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    But at that price, assuming the original hardware is there, would it be worth having a pro fill the extra holes and do a solid color refinish? Lake Placid Blue!
  3. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    Love the way he points out, "There is some slight damage/wear to the pick guard"!!!!
    craigie, sonofshel, RobertUI and 9 others like this.
  4. creaturegods


    Sep 23, 2017
    That is absolutely brutal.
  5. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Don't forget... "all easy fixes..."
  6. bwildt


    Mar 21, 2017
    Wichita, Kansas
    The "work" was probably done long ago before it became vintage and desirable. You gotta remember, back in the 60's and 70's, those things were just some old bass- a working tool that was not worth that much. Like Alack said, fill the holes and paint an opaque color.
  7. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Looks like a blow torch finish. Mods like that happened way back when they were just used basses. Some, such as Berry Oakley's "Tractor" are famous for it. I did them myself back in the day.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018
  8. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    "....This is a gem to ad to any bass players collection!!!!!!!"

  9. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    "There have been some modifications done"

    Oh ho ho, one would never have known.
    tlite, Tony B. Filthy, wizay and 9 others like this.
  10. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Reminds me of the car for sale ads showing a wrecked car with the description "needs minor repair." :laugh:
  11. BassUrges


    Mar 14, 2016
    When I die, my kids will put my 91 MIM up for sale and everyone will be all “WHO BUTCHERED THAT CLASSIC???”
  12. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    If you look at the pictures of the book Chord Chemistry by Ted Greene, he has half a dozen now-collectible guitars with all kinds of extra switches and knobs stuck in them, damaging present-day resale value.

    Just how they did things back then I guess. I think it was Dan Erlewine I watched online repair a similarly mutilated vintage Fender. Yeah, a competent tech could make that bass right. Just so hideous.
    micgtr71 and JMacBass65 like this.
  13. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Ghastly, JMacBass65 and saabfender like this.
  14. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    would I buy it, hell no.

    Do i like it...kinda...;)
    murmur70, Lesgo, Jborg and 3 others like this.
  15. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    I'd pay $100
  16. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    ...step away from the power tools
    JMacBass65 likes this.
  17. Don't you start!
  18. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    It looks sticky
  19. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    To me, no. You could have a luthier make you a '63 jazz style to your exact specs and it would be a better instrument.

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