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Pre CBS Price Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr.Phil, Aug 10, 2005.


  1. Mr.Phil

    Mr.Phil

    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    I need some help from some fender experts. What's a reasonable price for a Fender pre CBS precision neck? If its in decent condition, with a working truss rod and clear decal, how much should I expect to shell out for one? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. dougjwray

    dougjwray

    Jul 20, 2005
    This may seem like a tangent, but I'm not sure I'd buy such an old neck by itself, because without having it attached to a body, strung, set up and left to settle for awhile, I'm not sure I'd know that it was a good one.
    Maybe someone else knows more about this than I do, however...
     
  3. beadgc

    beadgc

    Oct 10, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    There's a nice looking '64 P neck on ebay right now, bid at $250, with a few days to run. http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-PRE-CBS...342043822QQcategoryZ64401QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    You might keep an eye on it and see where it ends up. My guess is it will go up a lot, unless there's something fishy about it that I don't see.

    I'm no expert, but I would guess a real, sound, pre
    -CBS P neck would go for somwhere closer to $1,000. A couple of years ago, I shopped around for an early 70s jazz neck (maple with white blocks) for a project bass I was putting together. I found them selling for anywhere from as little as $150 for a beat one to near $400 for a perfect specimen. I eventually bought a nice one for about $225 -- but they are nowhere near as rare as pre-CBS stuff. I think the brand new Fender MIA replacement necks go for about $300, so that's some kind of reference.