66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

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66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby Nighttrain » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:16 pm

Did Fender Make natural Bodied basses before the 70's . The serial number indicates 66-67 but the books say fender did not start making natural bodies until the 70's.
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Re: 66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby harleyyy » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:13 pm

Nighttrain wrote:Did Fender Make natural Bodied basses before the 70's . The serial number indicates 66-67 but the books say fender did not start making natural bodies until the 70's.



Sounds like a refin to natural, and most likely, it's alder. Fender's naturals were ash and introduced in the 70's.
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Re: 66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby Nighttrain » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:16 am

Thanks for the reply Harleyyy. I figured something like that so the value would not be as high as an original finish then? Just wonderinng if 2800.00 is too high . Everything matches up numbers wise and the original case is in good shape Pretty much zero fret wear? Just wondering if I should or not any opinions?
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Re: 66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby Funkster » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:56 am

Here it is Steve if it's a body only refin and all else is original pup electronics gaurd ect then it's right around the market price of a dealer, This bass could probably be had for a lot cheaper from a private seller. I would think there is some haggeling room there bro, If it's a true 67 Fender didn't make many instruments in 67 so there's another good point. Here's the main thing if the bass plays great and you love the sound and feel and it fits like a glove then try and work something out with them.
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Re: 66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby harleyyy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:19 am

Nighttrain wrote: wonderinng if 2800.00 is too high


Kebo can help you with the current market price, but generally, a refin shakes off 50% of the value. And like Henry eludes to, it's a buyer's market right now. Have you read Kebo's article?

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Re: 66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby Nighttrain » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:04 am

Thanks for the replies Guys I'll think about all this before I continue on and see what can be worked out.
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Re: 66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:51 am

For a 66/67 (they price out the same) body only refin w/all parts present, 2800.00 to 3000.00 is a spot on end user price. We JUST sold a 66 w/a gorgeous refin, all parts present but a wrong case for 3500.00. Refins are more than 1/2 price. Genrally with ALL PARTS present inc the case, they run between 50-70% of an 8.0 cond sunburst. GRANTED the 70% mark, it better be a special bass. IE see the burg mist on my site. Then again, I had a body only 67 J that Tris thought was real that I blew out at 45% of real bass pricing.

Bottom line 2800.00 your safe. I'd give you that (or close to it) on trade.

And no Fender NEVER made a natural fin in this era.
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Re: 66-67 P-bass? Natural finish original or not?

Postby Nighttrain » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:12 pm

Thanks For the information Kevin. I still may go for it . It is a sweet player and sounds amazing.
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