by claudius | 3,3 / 5,0 | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute
Gibson Flying V Bass

Gibson Flying V Bass in Transparent Blue, yours for a king's ransom  ·  Source: http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Gibson-Flying-V-Bass-1981-Made-in-USA-sehr-seltenes-Sammlerstueck-wie-neu-/00/s/MTA2N1gxNjAw/z/C5MAAOSwWfFXjy9k/$_57.JPG

ADVERTISEMENT

1981. Made in USA. Gibson. Flying-V. Bass. According to  the seller, this is probably the last V-Bass in Transparent Blue. The Flying V bass was only made in very small numbers, and the blue versions were even rarer. And it’s 100% original. Sure, that’s going to push up the price – but this much?!?

ADVERTISEMENT

The bass was allegedly stored in a case for  35 years. And is supposed to stay in the case forever, seeing as each time it comes out the price will drop. The seller recommends that prospective buyers see it as an investment, as the value is due to rise, he/she says. At that price, no one in their right mind would play it live, anyway. Or even take it out of its air-conditioned presentation case.

The asking price is – hold on to your hats – €175,000! Onehundredandseventyfivef***ingthousandeuros. Just take a moment to savour that. (These days, that’s 150,821.34 of your British pounds! Ed.) I’m not sure, but I think that’s the most expensive bass I’ve ever seen.

ADVERTISEMENT

Would you pay that much for a bass, regardless of how rare it is? Are you a collector of musical rarities like these? Please explain to me what it’s all about, I want to understand. I get a guilty conscience if I take a guitar I paid four figures for to a gig. How about hanging this kind of thing on your wall at home? For that money, I’d buy myself a house, a bigger car (that will fit a bigger bass speaker) and ten Prestige basses. 😉

More information: Rare Flying V Bass on Ebay

Gibson Flying V Bass

How do you like this post?

Rating: Yours: | ø:
ADVERTISEMENT

4 responses to “The world’s most expensive bass?”

    F Munky says:
    0

    WTF? They smoking crack?

    Derek Grierson says:
    0

    If you’re dumb enough to pay for it…

    Name says:
    0

    FUCK WHOEVER KEEPS THIS IN A CASE. PLAY THE DAMN THING. YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD KILL TO OWN THAT?? Fuckin lunatics

    P A says:
    0

    Hmm.. My bass player bought a Gibson V-Bass in original silverburst colour. Think 12 from a total of aprox 200 V-basses was made in that colour in 1981.
    We paid about 450 USD (in swedish krona) 25 years ago. Great condition. It was valued to about 3500 USD by Andy’s in London ten years ago. A more reasonable and understandable ammount. Perhaps woth a little bit more today. After all.. It IS a rare one.
    So this 175.000 is a bit…… Eh..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *