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  1. bea

    bea Well-Known Member

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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    I have this lovely vintage bridge I am looking to sell.
    It is a custom shop 1 of a kind model completed in 1883
    and has been lovingly cared for by its original owners.
    It has 2 beautiful masonry towers with gothic arches
    and is currently located between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
    Buyer must pay disassembly and shipping.
    Price is negotiable.
    (Buildings in background not included. Water not included.)

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    Damn i cant read what it says.
     
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    The guy claims real (and it is entirely possible). Papers proving the identity and originality are not mentioned. IMHO the price is too high by a factor of 50-100.

    Well, he simply tells us that the bass has not been played except for a quick test and rested for 35 years in its case. If You scroll down You can read it in english.

    BTW: another mint or nearly mint V-bass with the same color is or has just been offered in ebay USA for 5000 bucks (which i find expensive, too - that bass has not rock'n roll history at all, it is "just" an nice old shortscale bass from a famous company). What might it cost to ask Gibson themselves if they could build one in their custom shop?

    I find this offer simply ridiculous, especially for an "investor". That's why i wrote "have fun".

    (i must admit, that i find this a really beautiful bass which will probably sound really good...)
     
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    bea, I think you could make one that would surpass the Gibson custom shop quality for way way less $ ;)
     
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    bea Well-Known Member

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    Mhmm, there are indeed better builders than me. But i thought of building one.
     
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    I thought it said 175 Euros... :wow:
     
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    175,000€ ? "All original"? "Only tested"?
     
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    Indeed (in Germany the meaning of dots and commas in numbers is opposite to the english speaking world).

    What would be the actual worth? 1750?

    The V bass does have no Rock'n Roll history at all, it is so unknown that it is not even listed by Flyguitars. Despite of that those early Vs are real beauties. Especially their headstocks harmonize a lot better with the body than in their epiphone counterparts and also most of Gibson's V Guitars.

    But does that make an instrument expensive?

    BTW: if i wanted to sell my EB-11 i could restore it to the original state (almost, with the exception of the pots, i.e., invisible). And i could also offer it with the original strings. So what?
     
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    Danny Klein of the J. Geils Band used to play different sorts of V basses. Not sure if any of them were Gibsons, though.
     

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