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Found an old fender body on craigslist, opinions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by s3lggiW, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. s3lggiW


    Aug 24, 2011
  2. jbiscuti


    Dec 22, 2007
    NYC / LA
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
    Not a fan of J-routes personally (some people dig 'em); that looks to be the original guard and the body is a nice piece of ash. I'd rock it for $250.
  3. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Thats awesome...looks like the original finish. If the pickguard is included its an average deal....not great as its probably a boat anchor. Check in the PUP cavity, look for the "Natural" stamp. To me, it looks original. Of course, the route for the J-PUP loses a lot of value, but for me, once you have a P/J you will never need another bass.
    Offer 150$ with the pickguard.
  4. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I'd hit that for 250.
  5. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
  6. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Thats been up there for quite a while now ... I gave it a 'local' double take, but quickly moved on as well ...
  7. Fluid Power

    Fluid Power Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2013
    Land of 10K Lakes
    I saw it on CL as well and gave it the once over. I know who this is as I've bought stuff from him, but can't vouch for this. If it did not have the J pu cutout it would be a whole other deal. I'd go in at $150 and see where it goes if this floats your boat! (thats sailor talk!)
  8. MIMike


    Jan 1, 2013
    West MI
    I doubt that both the finish and the pickguard original. A sunburst finish would have come with a tort guard, a natural finish would have come with a white guard ( most of the time). Of course, most ash bodies were natural...anyway, it's clearly not all original so it doesn't much matter.
  9. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Not to mention the 2 extra holes in the PG, which greatly devalues it, and no neckplate. I'd pass, unless you just want that body to work with and don't care about the several things that have been done to it or are missing. :(
  10. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    I've never noticed any decrease in value with '70s P basses with the added J route. It was pretty common for the era.
  11. penguineman


    Feb 11, 2012
    I'd see if they will take 150 and go from there the worst they can say is no. if it's been up there a while for sale they might just take it. or if they don't want to they can always put it on flea bay or getthem to make you a counter off of just what it will take to make the sale. surely you can come to some kinda agreement on a price.
  12. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    For $150-200 I would grab it for that.