View Full Version : Value of an '82 Jazz bass
09-07-2007, 07:09 AM
Bound neck,Maple board, Pearl block inlays Ash body (Stripped) original hardware/electronics.
This bass belongs to a friend of mine, he bought it new when we were in highschool. it's been stripped and refinned (pretty badly) in clear. For some stupid reason he removed the serial # from the headstock. I can vouch for him and the guitar but I understand that this is a turn off for some people. Anyway I'm just looking for a roundabout value.
Thanks in advance
09-09-2007, 09:34 PM
Need to see it and have some more info about it. However, there is only one reason somebody removes a serial number.
09-09-2007, 09:40 PM
I've tried to edit my post so as not to be rude, but I'm not able to do so. Let me rephrase:Why was the guitar stripped of any identification?
09-10-2007, 05:55 AM
82's are in that period of you never really know what it is...when the parts were made...I stay away from anything that has been altered in such a manner, unless its basically free.
82 with binding and blocks?
09-11-2007, 06:20 AM
neck date 10/82...again I know the guy and he bought it new. I haven't got a clue why he took off the serial#. Anyway I told him I'd research the value knowing full well that the Serial # removal is a huge issue and he's aware of the issue as well
09-11-2007, 07:01 AM
The other big issue is that the body finish has been stripped. If it is a Jazz re-issue from '82 in excellent original condition it would be worth around $2500 private sale and expect to pay anything up to $3500 from a dealer. Standard jazz basses from that year probably around $1500 mark. Stating that the serial number has been removed from the headstock makes me conclude that it is a standard bass from that era.
The poorly refinished body is likely to halve the value. and removing the serial number may even halve the value again.
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