1965 Fender P Bass

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  1. ishootcanon

    ishootcanon Member

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    So a friend of mine was given a 65 Jazzmaster and a 65 P bass. He found on a construction job in the basement. They said he could have both. Crazy.. Anyway I'm selling the P bass for him. I'm not sure of the value for it. Any idea? Someone thought it would be a great idea to install another pickup so I know that will effect value. It's player grade for sure but it feels great. Has the original HSC.














     
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    I would pull the pickguard and do a series of pics.....this bass needs lots of closeup pics.

    The trussrod needs to be functioning, no neck issues, no other changed parts or mods etc need to be documented.

    I would go to the Talkbass forum, thats your best shot.....where are you located?
     
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    Ive got loads of pictures I just didn't want to unload too many here. Truss rod functions. I haven't pulled the pickguard yet though.
     
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    What that route looks like will determine desirability.....Are the pickups wired together all of the time? looks like a Gibson humbucker.
     
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    It's obviously been modded, which will have a negative effect on the value even if everything else is original and works properly. If it were mine, I'd pull that neck pickup and install a stock-looking guard.
     
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    Just off the top of my head here. I think without the extra pickup that's a comfortably $6000 instrument. Unfortunately, the pickup ruins the guard (might be tricky to find a replacement but not impossible) and more seriously means a rout underneath it. Maybe $2000 off for that.

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    The conditon and playability of the neck are key as well....any dead spots or other issues will affect price and obviously the route itself....IF its a great player and sounder and the neck is stellar (neck is everything on Fenders) its hard to put a price on it imo.

    Originality overall is crucial....pickguard isn't a deal breaker to a player but the route itself needs to be evaluated...if the rest is all there, it seems like a very cool bass.
     
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