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Re: Guitars

Post by moopind » Wed Mar 03, 2010 20:04

Final Loan wrote:For an idea of what it's worth, check this out. They've got a nifty graph of recent market value.

And maybe have a butcher's on the old eBay yourself. For example there's this one, and this one. Might be worth watching to see if they sell...
Thanks for that. I had been looking on eBay and ticking the 'completed listings' box. Now that gives a strange impression - just a body (no neck or pickups) selling in the US for loads; complete and unblemished Fender Lead I s going for £301, £358 (with hard cases which I don't have). Surely the fact that you might need a lacquer makeover and a neck repair would drastically reduce the value? I imagine... The neck plays OK until you slightly bend the top E in the 3rd fret, then it sounds like 'poing'.
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Re: Guitars

Post by iainmayfield » Thu Mar 04, 2010 09:22

Hi Dan! It was nice meet you and Vinnie on Saturday! Glad you got home safely!

Looking at that guitar I would say that on ebay UK you could start the bidding at £100 with a reserve of £300. You might then look to get around £350 -380 for it. I don't think it would go for much more than that. You would also have to "big it up" a little saying it's rare etc. I've seen mid 90's USA strats in hard cases go for £400 -450 over the past few months. Good luck!

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Re: Guitars

Post by Final Loan » Thu Mar 04, 2010 14:46

You could always get a little cheeky and put a Buy It Now of, like, £500... on the basis that you never know!

I sold a Les Paul that way - the bidding hadn't gotten anywhere near my reserve but somebody emailed and asked if I'd end it early for less than the BIN price, and since he was still offering over a hundred quid more than I'd originally paid for it (I was being very cheeky with my BIN...!) I was more than happy to do so.
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Re: Guitars

Post by moopind » Thu Mar 04, 2010 20:29

iainmayfield wrote:Hi Dan! It was nice meet you and Vinnie on Saturday! Glad you got home safely!

Looking at that guitar I would say that on ebay UK you could start the bidding at £100 with a reserve of £300. You might then look to get around £350 -380 for it. I don't think it would go for much more than that. You would also have to "big it up" a little saying it's rare etc. I've seen mid 90's USA strats in hard cases go for £400 -450 over the past few months. Good luck!
Hello Iain. Good to meet you too. Arrived home in two pieces, between us, thanks.

I must say that's more than I expected: I paid £150 for it, but that was in about 1990.

That comment made me look at the relative value of £150 taking into account the RPI and it would be £255.51! So now you know.
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Re: Guitars

Post by leon » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:53

I've been asked to buy an acoustic guitar on behalf of my mum's friend for her partners Christmas present.

I don't really have much experience of acoustics, the last one I had was a Tanglewood which was ok.

I've been given a budget of £100 which would preferably include a gig bag. I'm well aware that won't buy anything more than adequate but do any Anoraks have any recommendations or tips on budget brands to avoid? Cheep and cheerful is the idea, but not crap.
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Re: Guitars

Post by paulmitten » Tue Nov 13, 2012 04:06

Just find a used Yammy, I say. They're rarely bad.

I have these Hello Kitty decals that are awesome. They're made for cars and I get them from eBay, they're made for car doors and mirrors. The little ones go perfectly on headstocks (esp. CBS headstocks, right above the Fender logo), and the big ones go perfectly on a Fender Mustang.

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That Competition Mustang on the left is my favorite guitar ever.

And this is how the Kitty looks on a CBS headstock:

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She looks like she was meant to be there, doesn't she.

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Re: Guitars

Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 09, 2015 13:35

humblebee wrote:Might have to.
Did.

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Re: Guitars

Post by tonieee » Sat Jul 09, 2016 22:12

I think I need one of these marvellous contraptions.


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Re: Guitars

Post by humblebee » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:38

tonieee wrote:I think I need one of these marvellous contraptions.

That's a nice idea, but his seems to have two chords too many.

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