#1
I got a blakc 1992 gibson t-bird IV, and i was wondering how much is it worth( its mint condition) and also how muhc do you think it would cost to get it painted white.


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#2
Take the current price of a new one and add about $300 to it if it's mint. That's just a guess. Gibsons retain their value and age well. I wouldn't even go about getting that thing painted, why ruin a bass that's in perfect condition and worth some cash? That will dramatically decrease its value.
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#3
There is a white model of the bass, so i dont think it would hurt the value of it would it?
#4
Yes, it definitely would. Take an original 1965 Ferrari that was mint condition in red, and paint it black. Just because there was a black model of it at the time doesn't mean it's not going to decrease the value by a considerable amount. The same applies to basses but to a much lesser degree.
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#5
but still, if it's mint, then modifying it will bring down the value.

i say sell it and buy yourself something nice.
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#7
i say, do an EVH stripe job with white, pink and purple, then craigslist it for $200

that, or leave it be and sell it
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#8
Why don't you sell the original black one for what I suggested, buy a brand new white one, and have some cash left over? Better yet, get a new other bass and forget the Thunderbird unless you're dead set on it.
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Why don't you sell the original black one for what I suggested, buy a brand new white one, and have some cash left over? Better yet, get a new other bass and forget the Thunderbird unless you're dead set on it.


If there's tax where he lives he'd probably break even at best, plus vintage Gibsons are better than new ones.
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#11
Forget the T-bird unless all you want to play is repeated eighth note roots with a pick. Unless you are Niki Sixx, the Tbird is irrelevant. Looks badass, feels cool since it's so heavy, and yet it's completely impractical.

$1300 can get a great bass. Go grab yourself a 2008 American Standard Jazz or Precision, they are getting phenomenal reviews.
#12
Shutup with your kissass T-Bird bashing. Dude's trying to get RID of the thing and you come in 'reminding' him T-Birds suck. Nice one.
#13
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sadly, I agree with this.

he is going to sell it. he knows what's up. he knows he has nothing but a piece of expensive crap.

watcha gonna buy with the money?
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