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why are bass bodies so expensive

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by seamus bass, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    i seen squire bass bodys go for more than the whole bass!!! anyone know of a place to get them under $50? preferrably a p bass body
  2. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Because to many people are buying them, putting fender like necks on them, relic'ing them, and selling them as old Fenders to unsuspecting moms and dads who think their precious angel just HAS to have an old Fender in order to 'make it'... that would be one of my hunches.

  3. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Meh, I'll just continue to rock my Squiers.
  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    What, do you think those things grow on --

    Oh, wait. :meh:

    Seriously, wood isn't cheap. Have you priced wood furniture lately? Yowza.
  5. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    it isn't just wood - the cost of finishing is high. Look at the warmoth web site...

    And one squier body can be a very different thing from another; Older MIJ squiers are made of pretty high-quality materials... I've seen other ones that are not so well made...

    go on ebay and buy one of the many clones that are out there - they'll do the trick and cheaply too
  6. rimtism123


    Mar 25, 2009
    Birmingham, AL
    Just buy a squier .."and have extra parts that came with it"

  7. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    yeah all i need is the body for my fretless project

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