What's a Squier Matt Freeman worth realistically? (white with black guard model)

Si G X

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My best mate has been looking for one for ages and they are pretty hard to find here in the UK.

One just came up on ebay but the seller wants £1000 for it (I know, I know) actually they've started the auction at £1000!

It's in OK condition and my mate would probably be willing to go up to £600 (which I think is too much really) but you know, he really wants one.

I know the old phrase "It's worth what someone will pay" but this seems crazy money .. anyway the listing says he'll take offers (which I think he'll have to because I can't see anyone paying a grand) so what's top money for these? What should I advise him to offer?

Are there any for sale near you? What are people asking?
 

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Well I don’t know who Matt Freeman is, and I have no idea what his bass looks like. But I just googled “Matt Freeman Squier bass” and didn’t find a single one for sale. So maybe it’s just that rare.
 

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They didn't make them long


I put one on a fender jazz bass body 10+ years ago.
Great neck for the money I paid then.

As you can see they were $400, I got my neck as a new pull for $200.

1000 pounds sounds ludicrous to me but if that exact model is the only choice then you will pay what you have to when you find one.

A Squier P Bass with a bada## bridge is really all it is.
 

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He could get a much better used bass for much less. But if rare Squier basses ever become valuable, he will be a happy guy.
 

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They’re going for 6-700 USD over on Talkbass. Apparently there’s a market!

Those came out during the original Classic Vibe Made in China run, which were great basses. Arguably equal quality to MIM fender.

But to pay the same or more as a used MIM Fender? IDK, I’d just buy a Fender. Otherwise you’re buying a collectible, not an instrument.
 

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He could get a much better used bass for much less. But if rare Squier basses ever become valuable, he will be a happy guy.

He's got a 2001 American standard and a Vintera Jazz already, he just wants one because .. I don't think he's under any illusion that it's going to be the nicest bass he owns.
 

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They’re going for 6-700 USD over on Talkbass. Apparently there’s a market!

Those came out during the original Classic Vibe Made in China run, which were great basses. Arguably equal quality to MIM fender.

But to pay the same or more as a used MIM Fender? IDK, I’d just buy a Fender. Otherwise you’re buying a collectible, not an instrument.

Thanks, yeah that's about what I thought... they really do seem quite rare over here, especially the Olympic white ones.

He's buying a 'collectable' for sure, he owns a few much nicer basses.
 

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I don’t want to be one of those tedious guys arguing about what is or isn’t punk, but dropping a grand on some rare signature Squier model is extremely “not punk”.

He's not dropping a grand on it... hence my question, if he was he'd have bought it and there would be no need to ask.

He's not a punk either, he's a respectable middle aged gentleman. 😆
 

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anyway, it didn't sell, no bids on it... relisted it at the same start price. 🙄
 

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He's not dropping a grand on it... hence my question, if he was he'd have bought it and there would be no need to ask.

He's not a punk either, he's a respectable middle aged gentleman. 😆

Hmm, this makes the whole situation even more confounding! I guess as they say "the heart wants what it wants".
 

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Hmm, this makes the whole situation even more confounding! I guess as they say "the heart wants what it wants".

lol, I think I may have over sold the 'respectable gentleman' part... he's just a 'normal' bloke, like me .... that appreciates the noisier side of rock n roll.

I like Rancid but I haven't called myself a punk since I was a teenager. ... and I like other music too.
 

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I have a black one, bought it new for €425 or something like that, was my main bass for almost 10 years. I never heard of Matt Freeman though I started out in a garagerock/punk kind of band, I just liked the black body/pickguard with a tinted maple neck and fretboard.
I had no idea they are becoming that collectable.

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