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SOLD FS 1973 Fender Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jamboni, Oct 19, 2012.

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  1. Jamboni


    Oct 16, 2012
    South Jersey, USA
    FS – 1973 Fender Jazz Bass. I bought this in 1974 and it was my daily player for 15 years. On stage and in the studio, this instrument never failed to deliver.
    The serial number on the 4-bolt neckplate is 403020.
    The neck heel shows 7 APR 73 A. (hard to read, but it’s there).
    The tuners are original (with a nice patina, I might add).
    The pot numbers are 304 7304 and all match. The 7304 means 4th week 1973 so I’m told.
    The stamp on the neck heel says B TORRES but there is no date in the body cavity. There is no date on the pickups or in the pickup or control cavity.
    The case appears original but there is no Fender logo on the outside? It is the black Tolex with leather end caps and the white piping. The interior is the standard plush orange. I’ve been told that Fender produced some cases in 1964-1965 that had no exterior logo.
    The pickups and tone control work and there is no ‘crunch’ in any of the pots. Weight is approx 9.7 lbs on my not-so-accurate bath scale.

    I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos with the digital Kodak. Gimme a Nikon! I am not interested in trades or parting it out. Cash only and I would prefer not to ship it. The thought of some guy running over it with a forklift at the UPS facility makes my blood run cold. Comments? Offers?

    PM or Email. Currently asking $2500 OBO.

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  2. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    What's the price on this beauty? If I hadn't just picked up a Lakland JO and an AVRI, I'd be all over this!
  3. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    I'm local enough to be curious....what's your asking price?
  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Must post a price! Sweet bass....
  5. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    You can only do two per reply, so you would have to reply and add more pics.
  6. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Quite a beauty!
  7. MarthaSamira

    MarthaSamira Banned

    Apr 29, 2012
  8. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch.

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    and the price is?.....
  9. Jamboni


    Oct 16, 2012
    South Jersey, USA
    Thank you, fourstring, I wasn't aware of the two pic limit.

    As for a price, I've been looking around the net and it appears to be worth around 3k, but that is why I'm asking you folks - what is a fair price for it? Here are two more pics.

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  10. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    looks awesome! wish I had the cash...
  11. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Endorsing Artist: Alleva Coppolo, FBass.
    Hi, nice bass....

    What is the weight? ( hopefully on a reliable scale)

    Any refrets, fret dresses, pickup rewinds, or electronic repair/re-wiring?

    Thanks! :)
  12. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    The rules state that you must list a sale price. It makes things a lot easier, eliminating much of the private message back and forth.
  13. Jamboni


    Oct 16, 2012
    South Jersey, USA
    It's never had any work done to it. I just restrung it and it plays well with no fret buzz in any position. Now, if I could only get my hands to move like they used to...:(
  14. Jamboni


    Oct 16, 2012
    South Jersey, USA
    Here's a couple more pics and rules are rules so I'll say asking $3500 but feel free to make a reasonable counter-offer.

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  15. 5bassman

    5bassman Supporting Member

    May 4, 2005
    Stating a price also eliminates the auction format.
  16. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    Wow. I'd love to own this bass.

    I can offer you $700! Lol

    Good luck!
  17. klyph


    Mar 28, 2009
    Man, that's in great shape! Kudos to you for taking such good care of it. My basses don't look that good after five years, let alone 15. Posting an accurate weight will go a long way towards helping you sell it. Good luck!
  18. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Endorsing Artist: Alleva Coppolo, FBass.


    So any chance to get a reliable weight on this bass?
  19. Jamboni


    Oct 16, 2012
    South Jersey, USA
    In the interest of honesty, there are two minor flaws, shown here.
    A belt rash in pic 1 and a small ding in the body in pic 2. The weird white lines and white glare are flash reflections and not wear on the body, as it appears.

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  20. Jamboni


    Oct 16, 2012
    South Jersey, USA
    I've been told that I'm too high (not the first time) so if anyone wants to talk around $2700 - I'm listening. Thanks.

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