Help with Spector NS2 price.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 77jazz, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. 77jazz


    Jul 21, 2006
    Fargo, ND
    A local music store has a super clean 83 NS2 made in Chek. Jazz bass pickups, 4 string, original badass bridge.
    I am not sure how they dated it as it has no serial # anywhere. Anyway, not being a Spector guy I thought I would check here first to see if the price is ok. They are asking $999.00 with a gig bag. Is this a reissue, and if so, what is the value of this bass.
    Anyone have any info on this?

    Thank you.
  2. You might want to ask in the Spector Club thread too, they're pretty active and know their stuff.
  3. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    A 83 without numbers would be a Kramer era made in Korea.
    I picked up my 83 NS2A with original case and EMG upgrade for $500.
    That's about the going rate
  4. connected2aj


    Jun 5, 2008
    Passaic County, NJ
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, Godlyke, Hartke, Hipshot, & AMT Electronics
    This bass is most likely an NS-2JA-R a reissue of a 1983 Brooklyn bass. If it is, the price is a little high. These were limited edition with only 83 made in natural, black, & white. A picture would help. The price is a little high.
  5. 77jazz


    Jul 21, 2006
    Fargo, ND
    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I just posted pics.

    Thank you.

  6. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    it's a Czech made reissue, not Korean (Korean spectors can be great as well but command a lower price). that's not a bad price, but I've seen the J-AR reissues go in the 800 range in the past. it's a very good quality bass.
  7. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Watch out where the huskies go...

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    I think it's this (like connected2aj and Jim said)...

  8. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    NS-2JA-R , average price is $800-$1000
  9. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    I had no idea there were NS2 basses that go that low. I remember playing this KILLER Spector (thought it had duel soapbars) in a Sam Ash in NYC. I looked at the price tag, it said around $800 and it had NS2 in the title. I flipped over the headstock and it said Korea on it, and figured it was a Legend that was mis tagged.
  10. JPSBassist


    Feb 10, 2010
    Santa Barbara
    The NS-2A was made between 1986 and 1991.

    There were NS-2A models in the start of the run with no serial, but shortly after the serial was stamped into the plastic of the control cavity. These numbers are 4 digits and start with NS.

    So you don't have a 1983 NS-2A.

    The NS-2A is Korean-Made. Before 1986 there were only USA-Brooklyn-Made Spectors. In 1993-1994 the first Czech Spectors were made.

    The serial number for the bass in question in this thread is inside the control cavity on the back.

    This is an NS-2JA-R - a reissue of the 1983 NS-2J. The first Bolt-On NS-Bass. Limited to 83 in three different colors.

    ----------Going price for these is the $800-$1000 range. I've seen them go for less. But never more.
    I sold the one I owned for $900 over a year and a half ago. And that included a Spector hard-shell case. Otherwise I would have asked $800.
    Mine was white like this one.
  11. so...umm...yeah :) I shoulda kept the NS2A I sold ya racer...
  12. 77jazz


    Jul 21, 2006
    Fargo, ND
    Thank you all so much.
  13. jbravo


    Jun 1, 2009
    South Dakota
    That's my NS2JAR. I traded it in with my rebop for the new amber Euro LX they had. I was treated very well there, and their tech guy is a great guy!
    I had a fair amount in the bass, and its a great bass. I wish I could have afforded to keep it and still get the LX...
    That being said, I would try to get the price down a bit, but he wrote up the deal for me as $1600.00 trade allowance. So I'm thinking hes thinking he has probably $850 into that, and $750 into the rebop. New msrp on it was $1999., I believe, so I'd guess they probably sold new for $1400 to $1500?

    You'll find the serial number under the back control cover n that bass. And it is a great bass!

    Hope this helps!
  14. jbravo


    Jun 1, 2009
    South Dakota
    I see Patrick beat me to it! :bassist:
  15. johnsonabq

    johnsonabq Watch out where the huskies go...

    Dec 12, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Small world huh?
  16. 77jazz


    Jul 21, 2006
    Fargo, ND
    It does. Thank Steve.