Value of my old Wilfer?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by joshhol, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. joshhol


    Jan 13, 2005

    I'm new to the forum so I don't know how many times a day you all get asked "How much is my bass worth"? Forgive me if it is boring. First, I know it is difficult to determine the value site unseen. Well, I will at least describe it and any info would help.

    I've been told it is a 100 year old or so German factory bass, specifically Wilfer. This is due to the signature graphic at the heel of the neck. It is 5/8 scale in fairly good shape, not perfect but it is old. I paid $1800 for it but have been given a wide range of estimates for its value and can't seem to get a straight answer. Is there a market for 5/8ths or does its size diminish the value? Is this a bass I should just hold on to and expect it to appreciate in value?

    Thanks for the help in advance.
  2. Jazzman


    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    It will be harder to sell a 5/8 size bass than a 3/4. It is kind of an odd size that fits either a student or smalll person.