What's it worth? 1984? 1986? Leftie HardPuncher P-Bass.

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noisybrother
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What's it worth? 1984? 1986? Leftie HardPuncher P-Bass.

Post by noisybrother » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:56 am

It's been refinished as someone painted it green with a big brush! Used to be sunburst but it's natural wood now. Reasonable condition for year, a few knocks and marks but then it's 24/26 years old! When I refinished it I also fitted a new wiring harness from http://www.hoaglandbrothers.com/ and a Kent Armstrong pickup. Any ideas on value would be greatly appreciated!

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'97 USA Fender Strat - Sunburst
'03 Mex Fender Jazz Bass - Sunburst
'86 Tokai Hardpuncher Bass - natural wood
'10 Martin OMC-1EL Electric Acoustic
'03 Cuenca Model 20 Spanish Classical
'98 Orville Les Paul Custom

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Post by Cali Girl » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:22 pm

That's a nice bass, it looks great and I bet it plays great too.

Unfortunately (or fortunately for those who want to buy them?), Tokai basses don't sell for very much compared to the guitars. With a refinish, I expect you'd have a tough sell on your hands. It will probably be worth more as a player to you than it is likely to sell for.

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Post by noisybrother » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:37 am

Hi, thanks for the reply! I thought as much, it is a nice bass, could prob do with a more expensive pickup on it though, guess I'll keep it as a backup ;)
'97 USA Fender Strat - Sunburst
'03 Mex Fender Jazz Bass - Sunburst
'86 Tokai Hardpuncher Bass - natural wood
'10 Martin OMC-1EL Electric Acoustic
'03 Cuenca Model 20 Spanish Classical
'98 Orville Les Paul Custom

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Post by JasiuBass » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:23 pm

Great bass. My lefty is also Hardpuncher but white with rosewood fingerboard:)

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Post by GrumpyOldMan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:45 pm

Speaking as a buyer, if I were to want your guitar I would much prefer it to have the original pickup rather than the Kent Armstrong. For me the more original parts the better, no matter what they have beem replaced with.

Ian.

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Post by noisybrother » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:01 pm

I kept all the old wiring and the pickup just in case ;)
'97 USA Fender Strat - Sunburst
'03 Mex Fender Jazz Bass - Sunburst
'86 Tokai Hardpuncher Bass - natural wood
'10 Martin OMC-1EL Electric Acoustic
'03 Cuenca Model 20 Spanish Classical
'98 Orville Les Paul Custom

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Post by Koubayashi » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:19 am

I think I'd pay no more than 200? for a HP in this condition.

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