Whats a 1969 Fender Jazz Bass worth?

had a quick look on ebay, couldnt find any, i know if it was a strat it would be worth money, does anyone have any idea??

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Well done Mike.

Your buying or selling or dreaming?

Ive been Promoted in the covers band i play in, from Bass to Lead guitar! and the new Bass guy has an old jazz, he didnt know how old it was so i took the s/no and searched and found it to be a 1969, just thought id give him a price too, for insurance purposes..


a much deserved promotion.

Condition matters (eg, my chum Pat in Mexico was selling a lefty '69 P but it had been refinished, partially stripped etc. I think it only went to about $750). Any chance of a pic someday?

Hey Lee,

The bass Michael found on eBay didn't meet reserve because 69 Jazz basses are selling retail for $4,000-$6,000 USD in the U.S. SB

His one is black with a white pick guard, looks a bit worn, but also looks original, he has owned it for 25+ years and obviously bought it 2nd hand back then. Ill try and get a picture of it, are you sure 4-6k? that seems a lot, i suppose condition and originality comes it to it.

Hey Lee,

I went back and double checked the price guide and I am off a bit. It is the Sonic Blue 69 Jazz, that's worth 4-6k. This of course is a rare color so the price is quite a bit higher than common colors. The price guide doesn't list black, but they value 69 sunburst and cream finishes between 3-4k. I bought a 73 Jazz a couple of years ago off eBay for $1,500 and the 2005 price guide has it listed for $2,000 so I don't think they are inflating prices too much. There appears to be roughly a $1,000 drop in price when moving from a 1969 to a 1970 so clearly an instrument from the 60's has psychological value to Fender collectors. Also keep in mind that these values are for instruments in excellent condition. Hope this elaboration helps you get a better fix on the value of your friends bass. SB

If I can yomp in with my size 10s... If there is one bass that has hit a current fashion, it is the "70s" Jazz. The block-markers, fingerboard binding etc is de rigeur. Lee, if the bass has all that and the "F" ashtray bridge cover, s/n neckplate deedah deedah, then I'd suggest an insurance value of £1500 minimum. As SB says, a '69 is even more appreciated than a '70s, because of quality-issue perceptions.

It's not a bass I would let go for less than, if I owned one.

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