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Need some help deciding on this bass!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lucashley, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. lucashley


    Nov 9, 2003
    I found a frettless Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass made in U.S.A. in 1998 at a music store. It's in mint condition. The price for it is 850. Do you guys think this is a good deal? Did Fender make better basses around 1998 than they did now? I don't know much about used basses and how they are supposed to depreciate, nor do I know what I could get this bass for new. Thanks alot for any feedback.
  2. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I was under the impression that fair market value for used Fenders was about half of list for the new instrument. Figure in what the store's gonna do to try to make their money off it and $850 doesn't really surprise me, but you might be able to talk them down a little bit.