Would you buy it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Alexandermh, Feb 19, 2018.


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  2. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    I think part of the beauty with the pino is the color. I would not buy this bass for that reason alone.
     
  3. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    I wouldn't. But I'm not you.
     
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  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No.
     
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  5. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I would 100% not buy that bass.
     
  6. Nope
     
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  7. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    :rollno::eyebrow:
     
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  8. Yea I’m sure Pino specified that two piece body?
     
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  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Not me, way to pricey for what it is.
     
  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    no.
     
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Pay for a custom shop finish and wood(?) and then #_-_#@ with it...?
     
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  12. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    I’d do it for half that price. That’s fair.
     
  13. That’s true. I thought that the Palladino signature was more expensive than it really is. I was conviced it was over 4k € meanwhile it’s a little more than 3k for a brand new one.
     
  14. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    What is the average market price for a used Pino where you are?

    Used basses generally go for around 60% +/- of new price. The refin would also knock off more. So, if it's a $3,000 bass, it would sell for around $1,800-$1900 new. Knock off another $300-$500 for the paint deal and you're at $1300-$1500.

    Those are fictional numbers as I have no idea what I new Pino would cost.

    All that being said, you would need some proof that it is the original body. Some sort of documentation from the person who did the refin would be in order.

    Get ready. There is a religious cult here that will send a search party out for anyone who dares to alter the perfect design of Saint Leo the Great .... especially if it came from the time before satan *cough* CBS took over.... or if it were made by the priests of Saint Leo who work at the Temple at Mount CS.

    I frankly don't care what the Fender nuts think. California never produced a holy grail. If you like it, you can get assurances from someone that it is the original body, and you can get it for a market-appropriate price, I say go for it. You'll have to do the research to see if the price listed is that price.
     
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  15. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    IMO it has nothing to do about being the Grail. Part of what you pay for with a custom shop is the workmanship - so it is part of the value. If I bought a custom motorcycle with a paint job by a known artist and stripped it, it would affect the value more than a Maaco paint job.
     
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  16. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    he-chose-poorly.jpg
     
  17. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    "There is a religious cult here that will send a search party out for anyone who dares to alter the perfect design of Saint Leo the Great..."

    ... The Fenderati...
     
  18. I’ve never seen a used one. I did some research and i realized that I though the bass to be more expensive than it is. The only shop carrying a Palladino in its inventory here in Italy sells it for 3250€.

    Indeed, that’s the biggest problem. I don’t care very much for the paint stripped, but the only proof that the seller give is a serial number on a metal plate which takes 5 minutes to counterfeit.
     
  19. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    If it ain't Fiesta Red it's not a Pino....end of story...
     
  20. REMBO

    REMBO

    Jul 26, 2011
    Connecticut
    My question is this:

    Why would anyone strip a pino bass in this day and age??
     
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