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trainwreck ..... and expensive

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lizooki, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Lizooki


    Feb 24, 2008
    So, this is on my local FB Marketplace.
    $8000.00 :eek::confused:o_O

    '65 Fender Fretless
    He admitted to the re-paint in the ad.
    But no sign of old finish under the flaking paint.


    I'm willing to bet the truss-rod is non functioning.
    The nut's buggered and the hole's beat up to the point the fretboard is damaged.


    This poor thing had a sad, suffering filled life!

    I'm not real sure, but I'm thinking he's just a bit too high.
  2. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Well thought out mute design.:laugh:
  3. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    That finger nail shot. Brrrr.
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    the price of "mojo" is getting out of hand. :D
  5. I misread the price, and thought $800 seemed optimistic for something in that condition.
    ...wait, I missed a zero? Yeah, GLWT.
  6. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    The guy's nasty nails are kinda gross imo, but the actual bass looks so much worse... :(
    murphy, Iza Pziza, cressotti and 7 others like this.
  7. Gustopher


    Jul 30, 2018
    I would pass on that just based on that thumbnail...
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    He's shooting for the moon. He's near the top of the price range if it was the original finish, had not been defretted, and had normal play wear. For that thing, he's way more than double what it should go for... and that's if he can prove the pickups, pots, bridge, and body are original. If he can't prove any of that, he's got a $500-$600 neck and some parts of unknown value.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Seeing that thumb nail explains why there are thumb tacks driven into the body!
    DJ Bebop, REMBO, Fluid Power and 4 others like this.
  10. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Haha. Looks like he's been trying to adjust the truss rod with it.
    murphy, Iza Pziza, chadds and 35 others like this.
  11. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010
    Is it me , or does that thing look like its been soaking in water or something?

    Looks very "moist" to me.

    murphy, stuntbass77, Flog and 3 others like this.
  12. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    Yeah, you're going to need a ladder.
    stuntbass77 and Spidey2112 like this.
  13. bench


    Dec 28, 2007
    To qoute a TB member who always comes to those threads saying: "hard pass"... Hard pass!!
  14. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Rock 'n' Roll Knuckle Dragger Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    That’s one expensive piece of firewood.
    murphy, SwitchGear, jamro217 and 6 others like this.
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I don't see the attraction of vintage basses
    thabassmon, EdO., Passinwind and 3 others like this.
  16. Leonid Nidis

    Leonid Nidis

    Jan 1, 2018
    Old fire wood does cost
    BTW Non original nobs :)
    design likes this.
  17. FugaziBomb


    Jun 5, 2017
    Is there even any fender logo left on that headstock? It looks totally blank...
  18. Weight? Nut width?

    Seriously though, this looks like a 25$ garage sale candidate, not some 8000$ vintage treasure...that guy is high like a kite.

    The velvet inside that case is probably home to a new species of super bed bugs, too. Or zombie roaches.
    stuntbass77, slone and Atshen like this.
  19. MVE


    Aug 8, 2010
    8k is way too much.
    But a little TLC and that could be a beautiful instrument.
    2500-4 seems much more reasonable depending on originality of all other parts.
    bassplayer9512 likes this.
  20. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    This one isn't going to change your mind, anyway.

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