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would it be a sin......??????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vene-nemesis, Sep 24, 2004.


  1. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Hey would i be a history killer if i refinish a 76 fender jazzbass???

    what other cons do this action has?
     
  2. FaBu-

    FaBu-

    Jan 16, 2004
    Finland
    Go for it! I don't get that worshipping of old Fenders. I mean they're nice basses and all, but that wouldn't affect tone/playability at all.
     
  3. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    well i forgot to say that it has a satin gloss finish and that i would refinish it in the same color.

    Its not anout if i want to or if i dont, is more about the resale price the collectibility of the bass and stuff like that
     
  4. I refinished my 78 P-bass.....
     
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    It wouldn't be a sin, but it would seriously hurt your resale value. Like it or not, people are more willing to pay more money for a beat up original finish than a beautiful refin.
     
  6. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Short version:
    Refinish it if you want it to look good for you.
    Don't refinish it if you want it to have the highest value to the person you sell it to.

    So - is it for you, or the eventual buyer?