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Value of fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ashton, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    I have one of the first Japanese made Fender Precisions, an '84 to be exact. I was wondering how much are these worth nowdays.

    If anyone wants to post 'Whavever someone is willing to pay' please don't.
  2. Bassology


    Feb 2, 2006
    East Van
    Probably between $250 to $800. I know, that really isn't much, considering the excellent quality of these basses. I remember playing a worn out Japanese Squire 62 jazz reissue, it was so smooth, nothing like it. Personally, I like them way better than the actual american Fedner made bass during that era.

    Check on eBay as well, it usually gives you a good sense on how much things are worth these days.
  3. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    There nice.
    Value $500.00 to $600.00.
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Whatever someone.......

    Oh, forget what I said. ;)
  5. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    only being made for 8 years or so will they appreciate in value maybe alike the 60's fenders?
  6. AGCurry


    Jun 29, 2005
    Kansas City
    It'll take a while for that to happen.
  7. gwx014


    Dec 22, 2005
    I'd definately hang onto it for a while.
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    They are not valued to reflect their quality.
    I recently purchased a 1990 62 Jazz RI for $250, it was in very good shape. I paid $400 for a 51 Precision RI...it was "as new," with the exception of a Fender custom shop 62 jazz pup that had been installed in the bridge position. That would decrease value for some folks. I like it.
    I feel I bought both of these for a little under what seems to be current market value.
  9. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    Chef where can I get deals like that.

    Mines not a reissue or anything....is it? It doesn't say reissue anywhere.

    Anyone know what wood the body is made of?
  10. I've got an 84-89 Japanese Fender P that I paid 250 USD for. I think I got a helluva deal and could probably sell it for twice that? Of course I'm not going to though.
  11. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    I paid just under 500 for mine, $750 australian dollars shipped. Great deal.

    bassguitar, whats your serial letter? I am E.

    If anyone wants to sell one look this way.
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  13. I'm an E + 6 digits.

    Fender site says it's between 84-87.

    Sunburst with SD Basslines. I put new DiMarzio Custom Taper pots, a new .47 cap, an new input jack in it cause the original volume pot was a bit scratchy. Kept the original stuff of course. Love it!
  14. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    bassguitar I am E846130, you wouldnt happen to be close to that one would you?

    I don't think I have the guts to tear this apart and put badass bridge and custom pickups new pots and caps and everything else, she looks pretty damn good stock stardard and plays like a dream. I couldn't do it.
  15. Fender- Precision Bass (import-Japan)
    1984-1986. Traditional styling, various colors.
    $300 - $450 (us).

    Vintage Guitar Magazine's Price Guide 2005

    keep it. the price will never go down.:cool: