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Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 601
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 12:03 pm:   Edit Post

This could fall under the "Old basses being sold for silly money" catagory.

A guy at work is thinking about selling his 74 jazz bass - untouched from stock condition (not un-played) frets are certainly worn down, neck has been removed several times, who knows what else. He is thinking of asking for over $2,000!!!!.

I have not touched or seen the bass in person yet - I really am interested but the number that pops into my head (without ANY research) is $750.

Am I nuts or is he?
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 853
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

He probably isnt that far off...I just sold a 72 JB with lots of road rash and some other issues for $1500.00. If I had been patient I probably could have gotten closer or over $2000.00 for it.
Username: white_cloud

Post Number: 31
Registered: 6-2010
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

To be fair $750 is quite unreasonable - $2000 isnt far off the mark!
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4829
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

The Blue Book value on a '74 Jazz Bass ranges fron $875 (60% condition), to $2150 (95% condition), to $2700 (98% condition). You can then add 10-50% more for black, blonde, or certain unusual colors.

Bill, tgo

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