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We have a WINNER

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GlennW, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    And the case is included ?
    Man, this is a steal.
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Holy crap! Excuse me while I go cash in some bonds! :rolleyes:
  4. Hmm
    A couple of decades off on the age.
    Based on the body style, head stock and fret markers, I’d guess the earliest would be late ‘60s early ‘70s.
    But at only $30,000.00 it’s a real bargain

  5. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Awwww, c'mon guys. It plays strong!:eek:
  6. All of a sudden several of the well known boutique bass headstocks no longer look FUGLY to me :p That thing looks like a black and white parking cone :eyebrow: :( :meh: :confused:
  7. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    I don't know, guys. I think the seller may be misinformed. If it had a black finish, it may be worth that much. The white, I think, is only worth $28,000. :)
  8. I don't know, custom colors always go for more than bursts.
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Great pics, great description, HIGHLY collectable and gorgeous bass, great seller.... this had it all.

    No idea why this wasn't snapped up for $50k+:meh:
  10. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Too bad I'll have to go to college sometime, or else I could just snap up this beauty!
  11. rjny36


    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Silvertone... isn't that the Sears brand?
  12. !Rob!


    Mar 2, 2007
    you got it....vintagesilvertones.com will sell you early models in around the 1k mark, but what fun would that be?

    they even have a few with the amp built into the case :)
  13. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    hilarious! Geneva, OH is about 15 miles from my house! i should go check out his $30K bass! Of course, I may be blinded by it's radiance.
  14. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    it may just be me, but paying 30k for a worn out old bass seems to me like one of dumbest things you could do...

    so sue me, I have never understood collecting stuff...
  15. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    It must be pointed out $30,000
    is only the starting bid,reserve may be higher!!

  16. !Rob!


    Mar 2, 2007
    Go there, flip him $50 and smash it into a million pieces and run!....keep the headstock for proof.
  17. Mo' Bass 00

    Mo' Bass 00

    Aug 15, 2006
    With all due respect for 30 grand I'd expect some better photos that those, they look like they were taken in the 60's!:bag:
  18. I couldn't even see $30k for Sir Paul's own 500/1... or Jaco's Jazz... or even Squire's first 4001.

    But a Silvertone????????????????

    This guy's nuckin' futz!!!

    IDEA: Masher88... Just go knock on his door & get a picture of this idiot! ...and share it with us! I'd just love to see what this moron looks like.
  19. 1940/1950? :confused:

    Make up your mind! :spit:

    So this came out before Leo's first bass? :rollno:

  20. jgsbass


    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    Its $30,000 because its really the first bass. Leo stole the idea from this prototype Silvertone, and the rest is history. I'm currently in Ohio close by. I'm tempted to go see it. Must be better than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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