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I Liked the White One So Much...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by boogiebass, May 30, 2003.

  1. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    ...I bought a sunburst. 64 Jazz Relic from the Fender Custom Shop. Man, these basses are sweet! Tone, playability, everything. A bargain at the price, IMO, especially considering the going rate for vintage ones that don't sound and play a bit better. This one was made about a year ago according to the certificate and is brand new. Sweet. The "relicing" is a non-issue for me but these instruments are extremely well-made and have THE sound, no question about it.




  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I don't even know you, but I really hate you now.

  3. Very nice! Love the sunburst. I always keep telling myself that someday I will get a Jazz bass, but I played some the other day and I just don't know if I can deal with their necks anymore, since all I have been playing lately is my Precision and Stingray. Love the ash trays as well!!

  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Naw, I was glad they didn't beat it up too much, actually. I think that whole relic biz is a little silly, myself. These sure are good basses, however. :cool:
  5. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Nice one!!!!!!!!!

    what´s the fretboard made of, rosewood??? it seems to have some nice figuring on it
  6. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Yeah, I guess. Not really sure, to be honest. The figuring is pretty darn good and a little surprising, in fact. Nice!

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    hi boogie

    do you keep the covers on when you lay what are the price tags on those, it is areal gem enjoy:)
  8. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Hey MM,

    No, I take both covers off to play. This one has, in fact, already been de-covered!

    The '64 Jazz Relic from the Fender Custom Shop (it's one of three from their Time Machine series along with the New Old Stock--NOS for short--and the Closet Classic) lists for $3299.99. Musician's Friend, as an example of a typical retailer, sells them new for $2309.99. You can usually grab them used for around 18 or 19 or even less sometimes. The thing is: you don't see too many used ones for sale, however. I can see why!

    BTW, a vintage pre-CBS '64 in this kind of condition would easily bring $5K-$7.5K depending on the market.
  9. John Herzog

    John Herzog

    Jun 14, 2002
    Schertz, TX
    Nice bass. But to give that one the "reliced" look, I think you're going to have to do it the hard way by playing it for 20 or 30 years.;)

  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Don't look now but I think your bass has Tribbles.
  11. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    It's also got "ULTIMATE" written on the side of the neck again! What's up with that??? :confused:

  12. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
  13. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    No idea. Must be a doppleganger.
  14. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Well, actually it's completely "reliced," it's just not very apparent in these pics. I could care less, as I stated earlier, but this bass looks every bit of forty years old, albeit not abused, when you see it in person, up close.
  15. Bonzai


    Dec 6, 2002
    Boogie I envy your collection more then anyone elses on this board. Awesome instruments all around and you keep finding more. Kudos on another job well done. Keep em comin :bassist:
  16. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Thank you. I've been extremely lucky, no question. :)
  17. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    boogie... that is one nice looking piece! shouldn't you be getting ready with a family pic soon of all the toys? It should cause bunches of envy in the masses...

    I know it would for me! :D

  18. Bonzai


    Dec 6, 2002
    Yeah Boogie, time for a family pic for sure. Set it up!
  19. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Nice bass.

    I like to see how they "RELIC" the bass.
  20. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Family pic, huh? Well, for now, here's the sixers and sevens. I'll work on one for the Fenders and Gibsons, both vintage and new.


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