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Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Post by adamrobertt » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:11 am

I've realized that likely the only way I'll ever get to own a vintage offset is to buy a Mustang... soon, before they're $6,000 too. I wish I had bought a vintage Jazzmaster 10 years ago when I first got into offsets and they were still $1,500...

Anyway, I really want a white one, but they seem to be the rarest for some reason? Or is that just the luck of the market at the moment?

Anything in particular I should look out for?

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Post by hexes » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:19 pm

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I feel like the DOD Rubberneck had a good chance of going up in price.
i'll keep mine then. i honestly don't think it's good. doesn't compare in the slightest to my old deluxe memory man.

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Post by hexes » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:24 pm

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My bad. It was a VM Jazzmaster. I get them mixed up.
my sonic blue VM jazzmaster was an incredible instrument. slight flame to the maple on the neck and headstock, played very well, sounded good. I still wish I had it, it was better than my MIM JM.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:00 pm

i think until we finally get a good number of electric xii's, any fender 12 strings are just basically gonna be guitar stonks
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Post by mbene085 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:36 am

adamrobertt wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:11 am
I've realized that likely the only way I'll ever get to own a vintage offset is to buy a Mustang... soon, before they're $6,000 too. I wish I had bought a vintage Jazzmaster 10 years ago when I first got into offsets and they were still $1,500...

Anyway, I really want a white one, but they seem to be the rarest for some reason? Or is that just the luck of the market at the moment?

Anything in particular I should look out for?
I just sold my unmodded 65 red Mustang locally on kijiji for $1000 more than I originally paid for it locally on kijiji 3 years ago. It sold in under 24 hours and I felt like I was gouging but maybe the speed of sale means I should have asked for even more, but I would have felt just so weird about that.

It's getting nuts out there. I got $400 more for it than I paid for my 66 D&B Jag (also all original) in 2017. I traded the jag last year for a bunch of cash and a purple Mascis JM, which incidentally has also shot up $1k since last year. Those things used to be $800 a few years ago and now the cheapest one in Canada is listing for $3400. $3400! That's like 50% more than the going rate on an AV65.

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Post by JamesSGBrown » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:11 am

I got my '72 Musicmaster (all be it a badly stripped one with a modded scratchplate) for about £600 back in 2012. Now early 70's or late 60's ones (with the metal control plates) seem to be going for at least £900, with most asking £1400 plus. Makes me sad because it's unlikely I'll be able to justify getting another one- it's still a basic-as-fuck model.

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Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:38 am

adamrobertt wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:11 am
I've realized that likely the only way I'll ever get to own a vintage offset is to buy a Mustang... soon, before they're $6,000 too. I wish I had bought a vintage Jazzmaster 10 years ago when I first got into offsets and they were still $1,500...

Anyway, I really want a white one, but they seem to be the rarest for some reason? Or is that just the luck of the market at the moment?

Anything in particular I should look out for?

This applies to me and literally every piece of gear I’ve ever wanted

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:09 pm

musicmaster basses seem to be doing weird shit. they used to be £500 all day but i've seen people asking for like £1000+ for them.
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Post by marqueemoon » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:48 pm

The first issue American Pro JMs seem to be going up on the used market. They were like $900, now more like $1200. It’s weird.

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Post by surfin_bird » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:40 am

Vintage Fender Offsets are being crazy and'll probably just keep going up, considering all the artists that have been using them throughout all the years up to the current days. I think vintage tele's and strats got their time in the 70's and have been going up ever since - that time is now for the offsets. I remember 12 years ago early Jazzmasters were going for 1K - 1500 and I thought it was too high. A few years later you could get Jaguars for that price and even here I remember that the general concuss was that over 1K was too high for an short scale. I paid around that price for my two vintage jaguars and $600,- for my mustang. These days that is a steal and I can imagine, that in a few years even common coloured offsets will start to be unobtainable.

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Post by adamrobertt » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:33 pm

surfin_bird wrote:
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Vintage Fender Offsets are being crazy and'll probably just keep going up, considering all the artists that have been using them throughout all the years up to the current days. I think vintage tele's and strats got their time in the 70's and have been going up ever since - that time is now for the offsets. I remember 12 years ago early Jazzmasters were going for 1K - 1500 and I thought it was too high. A few years later you could get Jaguars for that price and even here I remember that the general concuss was that over 1K was too high for an short scale. I paid around that price for my two vintage jaguars and $600,- for my mustang. These days that is a steal and I can imagine, that in a few years even common coloured offsets will start to be unobtainable.
Yup. I first got into Jazzmasters in 2008 or so and I remember thinking I'd never be able to spend $1800 on a guitar...

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Post by DeathJag » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:09 pm

Pau Ferro fretboards.

(Apologies of this was already mentioned I am lazy!)

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:51 pm

ok. so what the hell happened to the prices of the tremolo'd squier jazzmaster deluxe and the fender modern player jazzmasters in red? they used to be £300 all day but i've seen people pushing them up to £400. which is a shame because i want one of the modern players in red
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Post by eskmsaul » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:15 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
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musicmaster basses seem to be doing weird shit. they used to be £500 all day but i've seen people asking for like £1000+ for them.
I barely missed out on a shell pink Squier Vista reissue for like $225 back in 2012 or so and they've only been going up since, they're only like $100 cheaper than an original from the 70s now which is wild. Luckily, I have my little Hofner 182 bass so my bass needs are satisfied.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:02 pm

eskmsaul wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:15 pm
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:09 pm
musicmaster basses seem to be doing weird shit. they used to be £500 all day but i've seen people asking for like £1000+ for them.
I barely missed out on a shell pink Squier Vista reissue for like $225 back in 2012 or so and they've only been going up since, they're only like $100 cheaper than an original from the 70s now which is wild. Luckily, I have my little Hofner 182 bass so my bass needs are satisfied.
yeah. i nearly bought one of the squiers 10 years ago for like £200 but now seeing some people asking way more for them..... jesus.
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