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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rip Topaz, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
  2. metalinthenight

    metalinthenight Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
  3. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    My exact reaction. I've never seen a '59 in that good of shape.
  4. That's the finest specimen I've ever seen! Someone's gonna get a nice bass!
  5. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    If it would've shown up last year, it would be mine. Unfortunately, this year it ain't happening.
  6. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    That's a really nice bass.
  7. StereoPlayer


    Aug 29, 2010
    I hate to be a pessimist here.....but probably a scam!

    I sent
    them an offer.
  8. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    I love how short the description is for a $24k bass.

    Also, no phone number.

    I remember in one of the other "is this a vintage Fender?" threads everyone bugging about taking the neck off. This guy did it after lunch.
  9. Holy crap! I must've glossed over that when I looked at the ad the first time. Is that a fair price for a vintage Fender in that shape? Is it inflated because it was on TV?

    Yes, I'm a supporting member, so step off!:D
  10. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Remember guys, scammers = craigslist, legit sellers, protected purchase = Ebay.
  11. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    That is total BS.
    There are just as many scammers or more on Ebay.
    He doesn't say he will ship it.
    You can go and see it before you buy it.
    For 24K I would fly there and look at it.
  12. levis76

    levis76 Seconds from getting ba...

    Apr 14, 2007
    Metro Detroit
    Not to open a huge can of worms or start a flame war, but the whole "vintage" instrument kick is a total scam all around. Just because it's old or somebody famous played it or it was featured at a NAMM show doesn't make any more valuable. It's still made of wood, metal, and paint just like a modern Fender P, it's just old. Go buy an Alleva Coppolo for a fraction of the price and you'll get a better built bass than any old Fender. Jimmy uses only the finest aged woods, old fret wire, and custom wound p'ups.

    These are my thoughts, not yours.
  13. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I agree. If I were spending 24k, I wouldn't mind a plane ride to be sure. I'm only an hour away. It's very tempting to go check it out.
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    They are indeed your thoughts. Vintage gear is valuable because people are willing to pay for it, and that is the exact same reason Alleva Coppolo is valuable.
  15. bassfran

    bassfran Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    Dig that 'starburst' finish!
  16. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Obviously not a bassist.
  17. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    I'm not too sceptical. If the guy's not a bassist, and inherited it from his father, it's not surprising that he would make some mistakes, and not give a lot of details. It would be cool if someone on here went and checked it out though.
  18. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Absolutely incorrect. CL is a cesspool of scammers. When you buy off ebay you have the buyer protection ebay offers. If you feel you've gotten scammed, you get your money back. There are NO such protections on craigslist. The chances of you getting scammed on CL are infinitely higher.
  19. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Assuming that bass is what the seller claims, he's asking top dollar plus 20%. WAY overpriced.
  20. AND a cesspool of spammers for replies. I'm trying to sell an old Wurlitzer organ and also a Sans Amp Bass DI on CL and all I get for replies is a response that reads somewhat like...

    "Hey I'm going to say that I'm turned on by your ad. Here are my pics and maybe we could hook up sometime."

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!

    All I want to do is unload (no pun) those two things and all I get are kinky pictures of willing women wanting a date. And I bet those are a scam as well. CL sucks.