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Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby hippiesandwich » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:41 am

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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby hoytbasses » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:19 pm

with all due respect, can somebody tell me why the Wal's are so expensive? 5 g's for a nice but not awesome bass? What am I missing?

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Of course, I'm known as a bargain basement boutique builder... but still. that's a lot of scratch in this economy!
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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby nolabass » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:46 pm

hoytbasses wrote:with all due respect, can somebody tell me why the Wal's are so expensive?


I agree Karl... I feel the opposite when I play one of your basses. How can you build so well and keep the price down? It's hard for me to see anything worth an extra 4K in a bass though. Course I would spend 5K on a vintage P bass in a heart beat if I had the money to blow. So WTF do I know? [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby hoytbasses » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:09 am

I agree Karl... I feel the opposite when I play one of your basses. How can you build so well and keep the price down?


Awww shucks... thanks for that!


My secret is that I'm a one man shop, very low overhead, and I'm a lousy businessman :-) I get scolded by long time customers for my too reasonable prices. I have to stop thinking like a broke-ass bass player and more like a boutique builder. However: My 'target' customer base is jamokes like us who are going to PLAY our instruments on gigs and not hide them away .

All I have to do is wait till I die and then I can charge more for my 'legendary' basses [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]

ciao for now

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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby nig » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:15 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0334384877

this little baby is up the road to me ... wonder what it'll top out at.
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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby hoytbasses » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:14 pm

at least that's a BIT more reasonable.... hey... whatever the market will bear!

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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby Caca de Kick » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:46 am

hoytbasses wrote:with all due respect, can somebody tell me why the Wal's are so expensive? 5 g's for a nice but not awesome bass? What am I missing?


5k for a 'nice' one. But did you see what the 'awesome' looking ones went for in the last month? 6600 for a black Mk1, and 7000 for a red&black Mk2. Suprisingly a very nice condition Mk2 went for 3850 two weeks ago, which is the cheapest I've seen a Custom sell in the States for a few years now.
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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby hoytbasses » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:03 am

I guess that's not much different than paying upwards of 10k for a beat up fender.........at least the WAL was made with love and human hands...... [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]

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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby bigfatbass » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:53 am

I'll take the Hoyt. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Lacewood MkI for sale

Postby DaveyG67 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:28 pm

with all due respect, can somebody tell me why the Wal's are so expensive? 5 g's for a nice but not awesome bass? What am I missing?


That's a great question Karl... Being a Wal owner I'll give my opinion on why that is, FWIW.

I think Wal's are selling for major bucks because:
1. Obviously handmade, including tooling of pickups, electronics, bridges.
2. There had been a back log of orders for sometime.
3. Uncertainty if Wal basses were going to exist due to speculation on ownership/rights.
4. The "mystique" due to such prominent players such as Percy Jones, Bruce Thomas, Geddy Lee, Justin Chancellor, etc.

Again, just my humble opinion, so there ya go...

BTW, Karl your basses look awesome & from what I've heard sound awesome too... maybe one day I'll be lucky to say I'm a client of yours too... [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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