Poll: '64 Fender Jazz $800

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lovin Bass, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. Yea (Go for it)

    14 vote(s)
  2. Naa (Pass on it)

    3 vote(s)
  1. Lovin Bass

    Lovin Bass

    Feb 8, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I saw an ad that may be too good to refuse. I don't know much about vintage fenders but I know the early sixties seem to be quite pricey. Is it worth it?

    Simply: Yea or Naa.
    AD: '64 Fender Jazz in "excellent condition." $800.
  2. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Be very leary. I've seen more than a few ads stating that a bass was some such early Fender. But when looking through the rest of the ad it turned out that only the body was actually that age. Everything else had been changed out and the body had been refinished, on top of that.

    There are no real deal '64 Jazz basses going for $800 unless someone just doesn't know what they have. This is how alot of the music stores make a killing of build their collection by taking advantage of someones lack of knowledge.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    the seller probably left out a 0.
  4. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Yea, I agree. Something is definitely wrong. An all original '64 is much more likely to sell for $8000 than $800.

    $800 will buy you a nice 2002 jazz. ;)
  5. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    $800? ill sell you mine for $750..$700 if you twist my arm...;)

  6. Lovin Bass

    Lovin Bass

    Feb 8, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for the replies.

    That was my thinking also. The seller either has no clue of the true value, it's a reissue and not a true vintage 64, or it's been hacked to become a 64. I was going to call today to obtain the serial numbers for both the neck and body and verify that they match and that it's a true 64. It could be a once in a lifetime steal and merits a closer examination.
  7. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    I have seen "vintage basses" on e-bay all the time and if you read the fine print some say"replacement body" or fender"style"bass ETC.
    And sometimes they are the correct year bass but are so "frankensteined"(aftermarket parts,re-routing jobs,in-correct year parts)or re-finished basses that look nothing like their former self,in-correct year colors,ametuer paint jobs,ETC.
    But on the other hand there are some sellers that are honest from the start and let the buyers know what modifications if any were done,because i know this for sure that if that bass selling for 800.00 is year correct(all original)it would be selling for well over the 2000.00 $$ mark.
    Can you tell us how he advertised the bass ? did he list mods done to it ? or is it a vauge description ?
  8. Lovin Bass

    Lovin Bass

    Feb 8, 2002
    Los Angeles
    They had two for sale. A '62 & '64. I called today and they are both Reissues ($600 & $800).

  9. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    That's still a pretty good price for Reissues!!
  10. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    Japanese re-issues are only like 599.99-699.99 $ for a few different models,there is a japanese site that will make any style/year you want.
    Now if its an American model were talking around 1300.00 $,I was in the market for a new bass and decided on the 51 re-issue bass,similar to the sting bass but its butterscotch blonde and its made in Japan(no complaints on quality here):D