I REALLY hope this '59 P Bass sold to someone on here!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tonegasm, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Rob S

    Rob S Guest

    Sep 30, 2012
    Westlake Village, CA
    Every bass that old is effectively a piece unique, given how each instrument ages, degree of originality, structural and electronics integrity, etc.. So, it's hard to evaluate one vintage object's value relative to another's without the advantage of experience and personal inspection.

    With that said, as an aggressive buyer of semi-modern and vintage Precision basses, I have observed softening selling prices and dwindling buyers. I always make it a point to look and see how many people are looking in the TB basses for sale area when I log on. Lately, there is seldom more than 110 or so viewers whereas as recently as a couple of months ago the number was regularly 200-250. Maybe it's just the summer doldrums, but the market is a buyer's market for sure.
  2. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    Foolish me - I was going to bid on that, too.

    Ugh! :rollno:
  3. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef is modulating in time. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    I saw that beauty too! It went for cheap. Ebay's weird like that. Maybe tomorrow a '59 might go for $2K more, you just never know. Half of me hopes its a sign of the vintage guitar market going down even further so I can afford all these great pre-CBS basses, but the other half thinks it's sad that they seem to be losing value everyday. I can't see them dropping any lower than this though! I'll just have to start taking out loans!
  4. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Inactive

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    great price. pretty bass.

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    I find it interesting that the clear finish on the headstock has not yellowed as these usually do.

    Unless when someone repaired the crack in the headstock they sanded and re-sprayed. Looks like the same shade when it was sold new.

    Nice looking bass though.