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Who snagged the 59 on eBay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geddy402, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. geddy402


    Jul 20, 2012
  2. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't know, but a good deal. Best quote in the auction: "I just bought it from the original owner's family 2 hours ago." Probably got it for $250. Come on man, at least ACT like you weren't trying to take advantage of an unsuspecting family...
  3. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef Formerly "thebrian" Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    I can tell you a TB member got it (no it wasn't me)!
  4. harleyman888


    Feb 11, 2014
    damn someone stepped in S*it.
  5. geddy402


    Jul 20, 2012
    Yeah I saw it and contemplated getting it since I've been in the market...but for some reason didn't pull the trigger. It just seemed too good to be true. I'm interested to see who ended up with it and how it plays, sounds, etc. it's got to be good.
  6. geddy402


    Jul 20, 2012
    And if it was a dealer I'll be a little sad. But probably not as sad as I should be for that family.
  7. JH Statts

    JH Statts

    Jan 17, 2014
    If the family was ripped off, that's all kinds of wrong. Nice bass.
  8. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    There's no indication that happened, so it's improper to assume it did. Everyone and their grandmother has a computer or knows someone who has a computer. Getting retail value on something like this is the easiest thing on earth.
  9. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Wow... Buy It Now for $7,700 was a great deal.
  10. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Acoustic USA endorser
    I owned a '59 body once that had been sunburst, stripped, and badly refinished. It may have been the best sounding piece of wood I've ever owned. Wish I still had it.
  11. JH Statts

    JH Statts

    Jan 17, 2014
    I didn't assume. Another poster did. I was merely saying "if." And yes, it is easy to find prices. I agree there.
  12. geddy402


    Jul 20, 2012
    Always a little sad when you hear that a bass comes out from under a bed because someone passes away, but that bass will make a lot of people really happy. From the eBay seller, to the person who bought it, or is going to flip it themselves!, and to whomever gets it down the line.

    I think I'm going to be kicking myself for while for not buying that...
  13. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    I guess I'm the only one who doesn't think an old bass is worth over $7,000.
  14. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    If it feels and plays well, I’d rather have that than a coffee-table custom for that price… not to mention at least it should hold its value.

    And keep in mind that for some people, that’s not really a lot of money. People pay way more for a motorcycle (I have, four times) or other hobby item.

    With that said, personally wouldn’t pay anywhere near that for a bass, even if I had the income I used to have, haha.
  15. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Nope. I'll join you. I have a 1963 P with a '72 neck (been mine since 1967) and I guarantee that sound or performance-wise, it's not worth what it would bring in the market. Oh, it's a nice bass, light and great-sounding, but not better than other new basses I've had. I definitely wouldn't spend the money it would take to replace it...IMO simply not a good value for the cost.

    People who have the money to spend on something because it's old and collectible are fortunate in that ability, and they are welcome to pursue their wishes with my compliments and best wishes. I simply won't be joining them.
  16. geddy402


    Jul 20, 2012
    I think part of it is owning history and carrying on playing a bass that has been laying down grooves for 50+ years. At least for me its more than just sound, its the legacy associated with the instrument.

    Just my two cents...
  17. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    It's worth over $7k. There are thousands upon thousands of people paying that kind of money for old basses. In fact, in the world of vintage guitars, $7k is chump change.
  18. geddy402


    Jul 20, 2012
    True. Compare a 59 p bass to a 59 Les Paul. Mama....
  19. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    No sir you are not alone and people assume every vintage bass has some kind of magic and they will swear it sounds better than anything made today my question with all vintage gear is "if it was so great why didn't they keep making them the same way?"