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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SKennedy32, Jun 18, 2019.
Except he’s still alive.
This is a red flag in my book:
The present owner just wants it to find a great new home—someone who will actually play it and take care of it.
It's very likely the seller's priority is to cash in on it with the highest sale price he can get.
Wasn't Glenn affiliated with Rickenbacker for basses? So I doubt it was his.
You're right. I was sure I saw something about him dying. Well that's good news!
and still do around here...used
Is Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap deceased?
IME “celebrity” is a very casual term in LA
Looked way better when stock. And a pickguard swap does not equal "custom" in my book.
These were very nice because of the Thin-Skin (A.K.A. Flash-Coat) finish on the body. They would eventually wear out very similarly to the original '50s pre-Fullerplast Fenders. I pick up Flash-Coat Fenders whenever I can swing it, as they were incredible looking, and were not made for very long.
Nothing else on these 60th Ps was to my liking, though. That said, if the price was right (i.e. 900 or less), I'd get one just for the body, and I'd sell the modern-style neck off of it to fund a licensed neck with 7.25" radius, fat C, old-style skinny frets, and old-style reverse tuners.
The celebrity thing and the story around it? Pft. Typical seller crap. Even if it is true (big if, BTW), it doesn't add market value to the bass. That's probably a $1,250 bass, absolute tops, and you'd really need to find the right buyer, looking for a dead mint one.
$32.50 … sounds good to me
Fishing for a sucker. It is a Fender 60th anniversary issue. I seriously doubt that a celebrated artist owned the instrument. However, it is possible that the artist purchased an anniversary issue, used it. It is definitely not a vintage instrument.
Part of the high price might be that it's supposed to be a custom shop Fender.
I'm going to go with Hotblack Desiato. Though, he is only dead for tax reasons.
You never know, Petty was actually more of a bass player than a guitar player and owned all sorts of nice basses.
Tom also played Rics, P basses, Danelectros etc, he had an extensive bass collection, lots of old obscure and classic basses.
So someone doesn't claim it's their bass and was stolen, you never know.
Actually, it belonged to Juan Epstein. It comes with a certificate of authenticity signed "Epstein's mother."
('Welcome Back Kotter' content...sorry, I'm old)
Well, white pearl pickguards was one of his signature looks, along with black hardware and red velvet straps.
Same for Tom Petty, another artist whose signature look was white pearl pickguards.
Well played sir, well played.