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'Holy Grail' or "Holy Fail!" Professionally butchered 1961 P-Bass content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mindwell, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. mindwell


    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
  2. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Looks really nice, but...
  3. wmhill


    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    "Jaco gave it to me after a gig at taco bell"............
  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    They don't look like clay dots either, and the oversized poles on the pickups=non original, as well as the bridge and knobs. But hey, it's only $5400...lol smh
  5. St Augustine, Florida?
  6. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    South of Jacksonville, according to the map.
  7. OldCityBassman


    Nov 10, 2014
    I was in that store today for the first time and saw the bass, didn't play it. They said fret removal was professionally done. It was in nice condition, I have no idea what its worth but definitely way out of my bass budget. Very nice owner, a phone call could possibly work a deal?
  8. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    I'd be cautious that they didn't mention the replaced bridge, knobs (are from an Ibanez Musician). Original electronics?
  9. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    The times they are a changing.... If the work was done decades ago it was just a worn out P Bass among thousands of others. Better than hitting the land fill but they need to cut the price 94.5%.
  10. madbass6

    madbass6 Banned

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    Hey what ever works!
  11. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Some people need to aim higher when it comes to grails.
  12. Michael B

    Michael B

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    It's consignment so the store isn't on the hook for any money. It's worth what they can get. Time will tell.
  13. Wish i could see this, and 99% of the other links. :(
  14. Michael B

    Michael B

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
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  15. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    I have a 64 that was badly refinished and defretted a long time ago.
    Everything else original, great sounding bass and I love it.
    Didn't cost anywhere near that much though.
  16. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    $5400? For that? I don't think so.
    There is a Pre-CBS P Bass ('63, I think), at a store near my house, that someone is asking $3500 for. It's been refinished, and covered in varnish. Yuck. Good luck with that.
    If they were asking $2,000-$2,500, they'd be be in the ballpark. I don't blame anyone for trying to get as much as they can can for a vintage instrument, but there are a lot of people selling refinished instruments, expecting just way too much money.
    I have a refinished '63 Jaguar that is probably worth $2,000, maybe $2,500, tops. I don't know where people come up with some of these numbers. (And it's way nicer than that P Bass near my house.) YMMV
    VinnyIuspa likes this.
  17. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    Outlandish pricing I say. Maybe this'll be our next revolving CL gem? Like that artsy 60's butchered p bass we see two or three times a year.
    hintz likes this.
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Think of how nice a bass you could buy; Custom Shop, or boutique, or a nice off-the rack Fender (or your favorite maker) and still buy a nice rig for less or around $5400.00.
    Bajo Clarkko likes this.
  19. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    Neck... Ruined. Body... Crappy refinish. Bridge... Um. Knobs... Wrong. Pickup... Not. Pickguard... Suspiciously good condition. In what sense is this a 1961 Precision?
    Miker27607 likes this.
  20. VinnyIuspa


    Nov 12, 2013
    North Jersey
    That's definitely overpriced, I saw an all original for sale from the same year that still had the frets for about the same price

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