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Warwick Corvette Standard Fretless vs. Fender American Standard Jazz Fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BearCave, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. BearCave

    BearCave Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hi Everyone,

    This past weekend I had stopped into a local music store to just look around and saw a Warwick Corvette Standard Fretless hanging on the wall. My curiousity had me go over, take it off the wall, plug it into a little SWR Workingman map (it had one 12"), and start plunking away. I absolutely fell in love with this bass and am seriously thinking about trading my 2009 Fender American Standard Jazz Fretless for it. The Warwick was used and they were asking $750 for it. My Fender is barely used, mint condition. I bought it brand new in 2009 and have only used it a couple of times. The guy at the store said they do trades and I'm thinking that the absolute least I would do would be an even trade. Does this sound realistic on my part?

    I'd love to hear any opinions anyone may have.

  2. BearCave

    BearCave Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI
  3. I have seen a number of these for $5-600 used; certainly a quality instrument, and comparable in price new to the Fender when they were available; I have played a few and the ones I played we're quite heavy; resale would likely be less than the Fender too. That said, I have always wanted one.
  4. If it's a German 'Wick then I'd say it's perfectly fair.

    I've never traded a bass in at a shop, but past experiences make me believe that you may get a tad less for the Fender then you should.
  5. Resale value will be lower with the Warwick. As far as cost goes it depends on where you're located. Warwicks aren't very common in Canada, you can certainly find them, but not for $5-600.
  6. BearCave

    BearCave Supporting Member

    May 13, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI
    How do you tell if it's a German 'Wick? Will it say somewhere on the bass?
  7. Pablo Cavallo

    Pablo Cavallo

    Oct 9, 2012

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