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All original 1972 Fender Jazz Bass with case - sold
£2200

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[font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif][size=4][attachment=147387:P1000044.JPG]NOW SOLD 08/11/13 Fender Jazz bass which I bought in 1973 but haven't played for several years so I've decided to sell it to someone who will. The serial number dates it to Fullerton USA 1972 and it has the names of the neck and body makers stamped inside . I bought it from a guy who played with a band called Toby and I think he bought it from Selmers, Braintree then the main UK agent for Fenders . It has road wear which I have shown in the photos and the lacquer has fine cracks in a couple of places but after 40 years that's probably to be expected. I'm looking to get somewhere around £2200 and I'm happy for you to come and have a play if you're serious about buying. I live in Ipswich, Suffolk and you can call me on 07799 372635 - UK only I will also consider selling my Marshall JMP SB/A amp - It's a 1970 original[/size][/font]

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If you want more pictures there are some on Ebay - originally listed on my wife's site but created one myself so I swapped it over. Didn't feel right selling this with handbags and stuff

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[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Fender-Jazz-Bass-1972-with-case-/331058185832?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item4d149b0668"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Fender-Jazz-Bass-1972-with-case-/331058185832?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item4d149b0668[/url]

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[quote name='Thunderbird' timestamp='1383425143' post='2264431']
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Fender-Jazz-Bass-1972-with-case-/331058185832?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item4d149b0668"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d149b0668[/url]
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Looks like the same as this, which ended yesterday, different seller? [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-1972-Fender-Jazz-Bass-with-case-/121206539948?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Q53%252B63l4h6SJo%252F5w72bDP8AktGY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-1972-Fender-Jazz-Bass-with-case-/121206539948?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Q53%252B63l4h6SJo%252F5w72bDP8AktGY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc[/url]

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[attachment=147640:P1000048.JPG] played this last night - forgotten how nice it sounded, shame about the player!

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does anyone have any helpful feedback - looking to sell so Iwant to price it right cheers Karl

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Toby......i'm sure this was Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Co) Band when Free split in early 70s???? Or was it Peace??? But sure there's a connection to the Band FREE.

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[quote name='thebigyin' timestamp='1383752297' post='2268581']
Toby......i'm sure this was Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Co) Band when Free split in early 70s???? Or was it Peace??? But sure there's a connection to the Band FREE.
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Wasn't Toby something to do with Andy Frazer? I think it was.

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[quote name='thebigyin' timestamp='1383752297' post='2268581']
Toby......i'm sure this was Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Co) Band when Free split in early 70s???? Or was it Peace??? But sure there's a connection to the Band FREE.
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There was a Toby and a Peace, but I can't recall now who was in which.

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[quote name='KarlK' timestamp='1383751929' post='2268574']
does anyone have any helpful feedback - looking to sell so Iwant to price it right cheers Karl
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Although there is a lot of love of these vintage fenders, the market is still fairly slow.

I guess if you need to shift it quickly then try dropping the price, if not, hang on in there. Answer any pms etc. and bump it up every 36 hours.

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[quote name='Dingus' timestamp='1383752415' post='2268582']
Wasn't Toby something to do with Andy Frazer? I think it was.
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Think your right.....definite FREE connection tho'....cheers.

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[quote name='KarlK' timestamp='1383751929' post='2268574']
does anyone have any helpful feedback - looking to sell so Iwant to price it right cheers Karl
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Hi Karl , if this bass is in good working order with no real structural defects then I think you have got it priced at a very reasonable and realistic price to sell , especially compared to what the same bass would be priced at if it were for sale at a vintage guitar dealers in London , or even New York , Nashville or L.A .

This bass looks to be a beautiful example of a classic early '70's Jazz Bass and as such is a highly desirable and much sought- after bass nowadays . A lot depends on how quickly you want to sell it , but if it were my bass I would actually be looking to get a bit more for it than you are asking . There are vintage dealers in London that would sell it on a commission basis for you ( Vintage And Rare , Andy Baxter ect , and there are also specialist bass shops like The Gallery in Camden that would sell it for you ) and they would probably ask in excess of three grand for this bass . Even after their commission , you would still end up with a very respectable sum .

Fender Jazz Basses from this era are increasingly rare and sought after all over the World . Even in the U.S.A where there are far more of them in circulation they sell for similar amounts of money as they do here and they get snapped up extremely quickly . There is also a big demand for these basses in Japan . Any apparent lack of interest in your advert on Basschat is only a symptom of how little cash there is about at the moment , and no reflection of how desirable and saleable this bass is . If you can be a little bit patient you should certainly be able to get the kind of money you are asking for this bass , and if you are willing to consider other options for selling it , you might even be able to get a bit more for it .

Edited by Dingus

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Thanks for all the feedback it's reassuring to know that I'm being realistic. I don't have to rush to sell it and I'm really only doing so as it seems a shame to keep it in the case for another decade.
It's condition is as the photos show - road wear and with some lacquer cracks - structurally it's sound. The neck is straight and with very little fret wear, so little that you have to look hard under a bright light to see it!
I'll be patient, thanks for the advice
Cheers
Karl

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now sold - had an offer which I'm going to accept - thanks for all the advice cheers karl

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