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What is this bass worth?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Feb 1, 2003.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    My friends shop has a FrankenJazz. It's a:
    1. 70's Jazz body w/natural finish
    2. MIJ 60's RI neck
    3. EMG J pickups
    4. Real tortise pickguard
      [/list=1]The bass is in played condition. I can't tell if it's been refinished but It dosne't look like it.

      Any Ideas on what it might be worth?!?!
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  3. SoComSurfing

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

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I'll venture a guess, but this is ONLY guessing:
    body: no refin-$500ish?
    refin-$350-400?
    neck: $150?
    p/ups: $80?
    real tortoise pickguard: well, real tortoise shell is illegal to sell in the US, so I really couldn't even tell you there. I know a guy that recently bought a large spoon made of tortoise shell for $200. He softened it and cut his own picks out of it.