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Is $800 a good deal for an 80's Fender Jazz Special?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lastminute, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. lastminute


    Dec 25, 2007
    A neighbor of mine is selling an old Fender Jazz Special...the kind Duff McKagan plays....not the reissue.

    He's asking $800....which seems a bit much. Agreed?
  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    WAAAYYYYY too much IMO.

    I usually see them in the $300-$500 range.
  3. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    +1 It's not an $800 bass.
  4. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    I want to say that I paid $497 new for mine back in '89.
  5. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    lol im selling one
  6. REAPER52


    Aug 17, 2008
    I paid that for my Duff. and i believe it was worth it . you could spend more or less and get a good bass . just have to try it out and see if it speaks to you .... have a friend with a orig 76 mia and it aint got a thang on my duff . last year the one you talk about was 650 or so -- but that was last year.... i think it would be hard to find a bass made as well as mine for 800 just my opinion
  7. MetroBass


    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    With today's market any where between $300-$400 (all u need to do is check out the TB classifieds).
  8. iplaybasstexas


    Apr 5, 2008
    point out digs and such and try to talk him down. or give him proof that its worth your offer ($350-$500?)
  9. There's one on Ebay right now that's right around $300 so far.Might hit $350 before it's done I figure.
  10. xray


    Feb 15, 2009
    Kona, HI
    Fender Jazz: 500US max
  11. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    play one before u buy it the tone is not for everyone i dont really dig its sound
  12. LCW

    LCW Banned

    Mar 2, 2009
    sold mine to a guy now he is selling it on ebay attempting to profit here it is no reserve i owned this and the case sold it to him today for 380$ and now he wants to sell it for more i guess? lol anyways its not me thats selling it i promise but i did own / gig this bass for years so if u have any questions u can ask me i actaully play he i just an ebayer attempting to flip a bass
  13. mibassman


    Mar 5, 2009
    I would say $800 is a bit much. Check it out and if you like it offer him a bit less. I have an 80's jazz power bass special and absolutely love the thing. A very versatile bass. It has the punchy rock sound that I dig. I'm actually looking to unload my Warwick so I can pick up another one.
  14. adube810


    Mar 6, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    my good friend has one of these in a faded seafoam green. one thing though on his that ive never seen on any others ever, it has a holographic headstock on the black. whenever i see pictures of these basses, i always look for one with that but so far its unique. has anyone ever heard of this?
  15. I'd totally forget about it.

    Best case scenario- you convince him to sell it to you at a reasonable price, then he thinks he did you a massive favor and you owe him one.

    Go elsewhere and buy one at half the price.

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