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Got a spare £45,000USD?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Toasted, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama


  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Even if I had Ł25 000, it would go to some others :p

    He cant be serious asking so much for a bass made by a little-known luthier. Noone would buy it even if it was made by Fodera and played by Vic Wooten
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Oh, I misread that - I thought that you mis-wrote it to Ł45 000 instead of Ł25 000, but you just messed it up in another way - Ł45000USD :eyebrow: :smug: :p
  4. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    nope, can't say that does anything for me
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Damn... I've got 45,000 yen, but not pounds.
  6. I played one of those at Andy's Guitar Workshop in London about 8-9 years ago. It is a very nice instrument, very thin and light with a very nice fretless tone to it, and completely custom-made hardware and pickups. But... Andy's was selling them for £1100 back then... :meh: There's no way any custom builder's bass is worth that sort of money second-hand, even an Alembic or Zemaitis.

    Russ :bassist:
  7. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    HA HA HA HA. Oh wait....

    HA HA Haaaaaahh

    no way.....

    you can't be serious!

    BWA HA HA!

  8. For £25,000, I'd like a set of pictures that didn't look like someone took the world's largest magnifying glass to the bass. Looks like a very cool bass, but the price is absurd.
  9. F**k me... there's a bid on it! :eek:

    I sent the guy who's selling it an email, and he replied to me today, basically saying that it's like a piece of art and is worth whatever people are prepared to pay for it... he also admitted he paid £1700 for it a few years ago! Idiot.

    Russ :bassist:
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
  11. Rhythmalism


    Sep 25, 2004
    Damn, always wanted to be a rock star... So I can buy talent?
  12. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I'd be willing to bet that it is a shill bid.
  13. Maybe it's a scam bidder trying to teach him a lesson.... the cost of listing the bass must have been huge, and the final value fee will be even higher!

    Russ :bassist: