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Need help.Any idea about a 1968 Fender?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tronictq, Sep 23, 2001.


  1. Tronictq

    Tronictq

    Jan 23, 2001
    Approx how much would a 1968 Fender P bass cost? Is 1000 $ a good price to pay for one?
    Thx

    -T
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I don't know. For some reason later P's don't seem to be as valuable as J's. I have a 68 J.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It would also greatly depend on the condition of the bass, and more importantly, if it is original or has it been modified.
     
  4. Tronictq

    Tronictq

    Jan 23, 2001
    Well...... it's been modified...... a jazz bass pickup has been added...... and all the frets have been pulled out....... but a nice job was done to it.....and itsounds beautiful...... soo approx...... is 1000 agood price to pay??


    -T
     
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    If you're looking for an expressive instrument, your description of the sound gives you the easy answer.

    If you're looking for a good investment, forget it, (IMO, George Gruhn's, and that of experts like him). Once irreversible mods are made and original parts are gone, the vintage value goes down the dumper.
    But many "real" bassists will always give you a grand for a "beautiful" sounding instrument.
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    True. That J pickup hurts investment-wise... but if it sounds great, cool.