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Bizarre post and a shot in the dark. 
 

my old teacher Colin Bilham has just died (age 90).  First bass guitar chair in the west end and one of original Superstar and Joseph bands I believe. 
 

he *should* have sold his ‘64 precision to me a few years back (2005ish) but was arm twisted (I think) to flog it for (gulp) £750 by (I can only assume) some with minimal

scruples. (Supposition there!)

I was gutted. More so to discover that it then got sold on at auction in 2015 by Tennants in the UK at a price I could still have managed (£2.5k). 
the auctioneers tell me it left the UK but can’t say where. 
 

Colin bought it from the bass player in the Hollies...

 

anyway, would LOVE to track it down (and ideally buy it back for posterity) - I’m gutted he’s gone (knew him for almost 40 years).

 

anyone come across it (info here including serial):

 

https://bid.tennants.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/300/lot/437946?url=%2Fm%2Fsearch%2F%3Fkey%3DColin%2Bbilham%26search-area%3Don%26xclosed%3Dno

 

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£2.5k for a ‘64 in 2015 seems an altered reality! Good luck with your search, if you find it for sale I hope you get equally lucky with price

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1 hour ago, Beedster said:

£2.5k for a ‘64 in 2015 seems an altered reality! Good luck with your search, if you find it for sale I hope you get equally lucky with price

I paid £3,750 for a 63’ in 2015 too. All original. 

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14 hours ago, Burns-bass said:

I paid £3,750 for a 63’ in 2015 too. All original. 

Alright Lawrie, don't rub it in, and everyone knows '64 was a far better year anyway :)

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12 minutes ago, Burns-bass said:

I had to sell it in the end to pay for a loft conversion!

...any good for metal??

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21 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

...any good for metal??

There were two steel beams! Previous owners hadn’t done it properly and the engineer and builders kept finding more and more problems. Think I slimmed the collection down to a single bass at that point.

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