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What's it worth?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Jason Hale, Apr 2, 2003.


  1. Below $500

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  2. $501-$750

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  3. $751-$1,000

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  4. $1,001 or more

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  1. What's a 1970's Engelhardt worth?
     
  2. Well, that depends. Am I buying it or selling it?
     
  3. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    MR. POLLSTAR-
    What's with all these polls, man? Are you buying one? Are you selling one? Or are you doing some statistical research for your thesis on EM1s? :p
     
  4. Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    Jan 4, 2001
    Fort Madison, Iowa
    Bass Maker
    It depends:
    on your market area,
    the condition of the bass, and of course what a willing buyer and seller will agree on.
    In near mint condition, with good set up, strings, bridge, everything right....1200-1500.
     
  5. Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    Jan 4, 2001
    Fort Madison, Iowa
    Bass Maker
    Note that I said with good set up, good strings, bridge etc.

    I've never seen one from the factory with proper bridge height, bridge height(or a very good bridge period), proper fingerboard curve or fingerboard scoop. If you lower the strings at the nut and bridge to playable level, the strings then buzz on the fingerboard because it's not scooped right.
    I don't really try to keep up much with these basses, but I think they list for around $1400 new, but I've always heard you can get them from the factory for a lot less.
     
  6. Please....no more polls!