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Whaddya think, is this for real?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ChaosGwar, Apr 23, 2002.


  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    i thought that early P bass came with a natural finish only. But I'm far to be an expert! :)
     
  2. yep.. the first P's were avail only in a yellow transparant finish.. but if you read the thingy on e-bay.. it was refinished...
     
  3. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I should have read it :)
     
  4. Maybe I'm naive, but what's something like this doing on Ebay in the first place?

    Surely the seller would be better served in a specialist auction where the correct price could be obtained - assuming it is legit, that is.

    It just doesn't add up. It's like putting up a vintage car for sale in the small ads in y' local newspaper....IMHO....

    John
     
  5. This is exactly why I questioned it. I bet Fender Inc. would buy it back for mad cash!
     
  6. silvermaneZ

    silvermaneZ

    Oct 10, 2000
    Houston, TX
    All the old Fenders that I have seen on Ebay have had pages of documentation with them to authenticate their originality. I would be suspect of this one just because of the lack of description or history.
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If it is for real, I'll bet that almost anyone here could sell all of their gear and not raise enough $$$ to meet the reserve.

    John Turner is excepted from this, of course, If he got value for all of his Conklins, he could pay off the national debt!:p
     
  8. Man, yet another 1952 P-bass? I swear, I'm running out of closet space for those things. Anyone know any good uses for 'em?
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I'm sure it lost a ton of value from the refinish, though.
     
  10. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13


    or your SOUL:eek:
     
  11. silvermaneZ

    silvermaneZ

    Oct 10, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Railroad ties?
     
  12. Tristan

    Tristan

    Jan 28, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    It's just a sting signature p with a few mods. (j/k)