Let's assume that older Fender basses will hold their value going forward. I know even that proposition is arguable, but let's make that assumption. Rickenbackers probably fall into this category as well. Old Gibsons maybe. What about non-Fender basses from the 80's, such as the Aria SB 1000, Peavey T-40, Ibanez Roadstars, Guild Pilot, Tokai, Greco, Univox MIJ models, early 80's G & L's and others? All of these instruments have cache among a certain segment of the bass playing population. I imagine this segment consists largely of people who have fond memories of when these models were new, or who like the bands associated with the instruments. That is, I suppose the people who covet these basses are relatively old and getting older by the day. How many people in their 20's remember John Taylor, Cliff Burton, Jack Bruce or the guy from Haircut 100? How many 30 year olds remember seeing Peavey T-40's on Hee Haw? How about 10 or 20 years from now? Thus my question: These are all fine instruments, and still less expensive than Fenders of the same age, but will they hold their value going forward?