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 Post subject: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2020, 9:16 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2020, 3:29 am 
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I think this is the one that's been on eBay for months:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Pre-Ernie ... 3655324187


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2020, 5:35 am 
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The price is a little high and I am not buying basses anymore but really enjoying the ones I have. When I was ready for my first bass in 1980, I had my vision on a Ric because of Wings, Yes and Rush. My teacher (great guy and we remained friends for years afterwards) was telling me that I should look at these new Music Man Basses and noted the Sabre. I am so happy I got my Ric and still have it but this bass has always been on the want list.


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2020, 4:30 pm 
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Damn, it's like a G&L and Musicman had a baby. Very cool!


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 24th, 2020, 12:00 am 
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tim wrote:
I think this is the one that's been on eBay for months:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-Pre-Ernie ... 3655324187


Yep I believe this is the one that had the glitter on the edges and was sold and then came back up for sale after a clean up.


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: February 4th, 2020, 7:29 am 
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This one is at the Banjo Warehouse near Atlanta, GA. The price varies depending on where it's listed:

https://www.gbase.com/gear/music-man-sabre-1980

https://banjowarehouse.com/product/1980 ... bass-rare/

And here's the last thread where this one popped up (when it still had traces of the glitter glue):

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9960


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: February 4th, 2020, 10:33 am 
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Damn so this bass WAS $1500 at one time? Boy I missed the boat on that!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: February 4th, 2020, 11:09 am 
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donahue wrote:
Damn so this bass WAS $1500 at one time? Boy I missed the boat on that!!

Yeah, but it had glitter glue all over it and the ad wasn't really confidence inspiring.

On the other hand, I don't really think it's worth $3k now, but that's just one guy's opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: February 5th, 2020, 6:03 am 
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tim wrote:
donahue wrote:
Damn so this bass WAS $1500 at one time? Boy I missed the boat on that!!

Yeah, but it had glitter glue all over it and the ad wasn't really confidence inspiring.

On the other hand, I don't really think it's worth $3k now, but that's just one guy's opinion.


Agreed. Crazy price, even if it is rare.

I still find it fascinating that Pre-EB lefty Sabres pop up way more often than Stingrays, considering 'Rays were far more prevalent and successful for MusicMan. I traced the lefty production of both models to a single run in February/March of 1980, and the one for sale here is no exception, so maybe they ended up manufacturing more lefty Sabres in that run? I don't think I've seen a lefty 'Ray in over a decade!


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 21st, 2021, 11:47 am 
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For posterity, might as well keep a record of where this one pops up:

https://reverb.com/item/38412543-music- ... ingerboard

$6,000 now. Whatevs.


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 21st, 2021, 3:18 pm 
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The Alberts Collection reverb Shop in Italy (Hendrix guitars) has absolutely ridiculous high prices. I have never seen anything sold there


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 Post subject: Re: 1980 Sabre Bass
PostPosted: January 21st, 2021, 3:20 pm 
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Yeah, if you wanna gauge a fair price for a guitar, take what he charges and divide by 3.


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PostPosted: January 21st, 2021, 4:11 pm 
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Bootsy wrote:
The Alberts Collection reverb Shop in Italy (Hendrix guitars) has absolutely ridiculous high prices. I have never seen anything sold there



Yeah that seller is mental. He happens to have an old Jazz I used to own. He’s selling it as all original, but it most certainly isn’t.

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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2021, 3:05 pm 
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Apparently the “Rare Rosewood Fingerboard” being promoted in the Reverb title has gone missing, lol. He probably recycled copy from someone else’s listing.


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