Should I Sell My American Standard P?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scatman, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. scatman


    Jun 12, 2003
    I have a 1996 Fender American Standard P Bass. I am contemplating selling it, for I rarely use it. I mainly use a 1962 P Bass Reissue and 1994 Japanese Fender Jazz.

    A friend of mine suggested that I not sell it right away, for the American Standards may increase in value (graphite reinforced neck and strings through body bridge--well built). Color is yellow.

    Anyone have a feel for the future market regarding the American Standards? Would love have feedback. Peace.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    you could just donate it to a starving musician, namely me...:D
  3. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Well if past history is any indication, a well maintained (or even a poorly maintained one for that matter)fender will go up in value. However, to become of any real value wouldn't you have to wait like 20 years? This is just my guesstimation, but if it were true, would you be willing to hang on to it for that long?
  4. Id like to see a pic of it. Im a big p-bass fan. In fact i just ordered a new MIA P-bass this week.

    What kind of fretboard? and what kind of shape is it in?
    How yellow? lol
  5. Yeah, "yellow" is a pretty generic it like a butterscotch blonde color or............another kind of yellow yellow...
  6. The resale price on ebay for american P basses seems to be fairly stable. The value of older instruments can skyrocket depending on the popularity of the vintage. I think that it will be 10 years before a '96 increases much in value. A collector will probably not get excited about your 7 year old '96.

    Your call...I would probably list it for a price that I would be happy with and see what happens. If it doesn't sell, you are only out a few bucks.
  7. It would be cool if it was honey blonde(thats kinda yellow) The new Fender Highway series can come in these colours, they are pretty nice. IMO