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Vintage 1977 Fender Jazz Bass - $500 (Dallas)

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by jlepre, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
  2. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    frets pulled...
  3. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish

    Rosewood fret jobs are $175 tops, I'd buy this in a second.
  4. 98dvl


    Jan 31, 2002

    I emailed the guy.

    Let's see what happens. Worth a three hour drive to Dallas to pick it up.
  5. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Keep us posted.
  6. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    I emailed him too and haven't heard back.
  7. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Hi...I live in the Dallas area and I ended up buying this bass from the guy. His name was Matt and he had received the bass from his uncle while he was in high school. He considered it "damaged" since the frets were pulled. I told him it was definitely not damaged and even after playing it I tried to tell him that he should keep it but he really wanted to get rid of it and so I bought it. The neck needs some adjusting and I don't really know how but I am going to have frets installed and have it adjusted and keep it. Just wanted to let you guys know how this one ended.
  8. Epidrake


    May 24, 2011
    Congrats. It looks like a beauty!!!! Glad one of us got it. ?
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Sweet. Congrats on a nice deal.
  10. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish

    First, they will adjust it if you're getting a fret job so no worries there. Second, check with the major guitar stores in your area and find out who does their fretwork. If you find one guy who does multiple store he's your best bet, but in all honesty anyone who does it for a living will be more than adequate. Last, call at least a few people and ask the cost for a rosewood board 4 string bass fret. You should be able to find someone who does many refrets every month and get them to $150-$175, if you contact them directly and don't go through a store...unless it is their store.

    You're looking at $50+ if you want the binding reapplied over the fret ends (a lot more than $50 if they are very particular), don't do it unless you are really trying to get it restored with the proper vintage fret gauge and everything.

    You should be able to get it back in a week if there's nothing wrong with the neck and board. Hopefully they won't need to do much if any planing on the board. This is also assuming there isn't any epoxy on the board which opens up more avenues.

    Keep us posted, I want to know what becomes of it.
  11. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    I saw this deal too and figured it would be a scam. Obviously I figured wrong. Nice find.

    In the Dallas area you take it to Kenny at Texas Guitar Workshop. He does good work.

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