hey folks this is my first post here. i used to be a member of the dudepit and thought it was a great place, but i do not believe it is around anymore. anyways i purchased my bass probably 7 years or so ago for $630. at the time i felt like i got a hell of a deal. i always thought it would appreciate in value but while searching ebay it seems that no one are buying these incredible basses. there are so many listings with no bids. has the market on G&L crashed or are their still serious collectors? I have a 1981 L-1000. tobacco burst. It has a wear pattern where your wrist would set but other than that i believe its in great condition. I took it to a vintage guitar shop ion town and they offered me $350 for it. i was offended that such a fine instrument would depreciate that much. i always thought guitars gained value the older they get. So its mahogany body, ebony fretboard, pre-lawsuit headstock, and has the adjustable pickups that were only made for a year i believe( i could be wrong). im going to attach a picture, i understand you cannot sell on this forum and this is not a veiled attempt. i would just like a serious collector or knowledgable G&L guy to please tell me its at least worth what i paid for it 7 years ago. so really just kind of looking for an appraisal. i love this bass so i guess the value doesnt matter but are we the only ones who realize how incredible these instruments all? i just cant believe i 30 year old work of art hasnt gained value in almost 10 years. thanks for reading this and any opinions of what it would be worth today would be appreciated.