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How bad is this?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by FunkySpoo, Nov 20, 2003.


  1. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    This is a early King Mortone. Is this damage worth fixing? The seller says it's been professionally repaired. But it looks pretty ugly to me. He says he been playing it like this for years and hadn't given him any problems.
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Yes, it is ugly. Question is will the repair give way, hard to tell from the photo.

    I had a similar repair made to a Juzek, looks better than that one :D and has given me no problems.

    It would be best to have a repairman look it over if possible before you buy. Good luck.
     
  3. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    If there's a bolt or dowel thru the break, chances are it will stay together. The price needs to be adjusted downward for that damage.
     
  4. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I can't hardly tell there's been any repairn' on that bass...

    What's he asking $?
     
  5. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    he says a bolt has been put in and he's asking $900 for it
     
  6. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    here are some more pics
     
  7. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    and
     
  8. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    one more
     
  9. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Any opinions about this bass for $900.00?