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More ebay fun

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ken FenderJazz, May 18, 2005.

  1. Zemaitis fretless on ebay

    Beautiful bass, but can't imagine paying $19,000 even if David Gilmour or Ron Wood had owned that actual bass!

  2. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    wow... so heart-shaped cut-outs are the shiznit eh?

    ....gets out jigsaw and does some surgery :D
  3. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    just ridiculus..starting bid $19,000 :scowl:
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I have no doubt it sounds nice, but not $19,000 nice. This isn't a bass you buy to play, this is an investment.


  5. ... which takes all of the fun out of it for me... $19,000 That's a lot of beautiful NEW basses.
  6. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    The trouble with buying it for $19K is, then you have to find a bigger fool to pay $20K when you sell.
  7. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Everyone who is saying that it's not "worth" $19K obviously doesn't know the history of Zemaitis.

    These instruments are only going to go up in value. Period. If there is any instrument that is a sure thing investment, it's a Zemaitis.

    Try thinking outside of your little worldviews sometimes. It's pretty refreshing.
  8. Yes, I understand that this was an investment, it's likely sitting a climate-controlled closet rather than out in someone's practice room. After all, the ad says it is "professionally owned". I'm assuming that means a professional owner, not an owner who is a professional musician

    We shall see if it's an investment worth $19k in around 4 days.

  9. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong

    I don't get it :help: (also I see the starting bid is $9999). Who is Zemaitis; why is this worth $10K;

    ... and where did he get that couch (I'm seeing spots now too)?
  10. klorence


    Nov 21, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hey, at least the shipping's only $35!

    Can't wait to see what UPS does to it in transit.

  11. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Tony Zemaitis was the custom guitar builder of the '60s and '70s. He built guitars for the likes of Bob Dylan, Ron Wood, George Harrison, Eric Clapton. They're amazingly quirky and individual guitars and I have every confidence I will never get to play one :)


    They usually go for closer to $30,000

  12. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Are you going to buy it? If it's a safe investment with no risk, go for it.

    You're not going to be a narrow minded fool and pass it up, are you?
  13. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Hey bassmonkeee, bmc called you a fool . . . Oh,crap. :bag:
  14. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    If it is a genuine Zemaitis (there's no indication it's a fake) and I had spare cash to invest (chance would be a fine thing), I'd get it. Without any question.

    I'd say a Zemaitis is a safer investment than a '59 Les Paul.
  15. gwreid


    Apr 8, 2005
    I was going to bid as high as $21,001.97 but they wouldn't include shipping so forget it!!!! :crying:
  16. I saw this one a month or so ago for 25k, didn't sell.
  17. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    So you're saying he was the Wishbass of the 60's and 70's?


  18. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Um. No.
  19. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Not quite. I don't see the value to the thread in responding to people posts with ignorant lines like:

    "Try thinking outside of your little worldviews sometimes. It's pretty refreshing."
  20. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Not even to balance the preceding post?

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