Value of a Hill Player with cracks

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amy3000
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Value of a Hill Player with cracks

Postby amy3000 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:09 pm

I'm going to sell my Kenny Hill New World Player 628mm cedar now that I have 615mm. I bought it for a great price on the auction site in 2010. Due to my stupidity it had a drop and has 2 cracks through the top. The bridge pulled off at some point too. Everything was repaired by a skilled luthier but none the less it is not in pristine condition. I'll probably try to sell it locally. I'm reluctant to ship a guitar in general and more so when it's not in perfect shape. I think the usual street price for a new Player is between $1200-1400 US.

Any thoughts on what price I should realistically ask for this guitar?
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Re: Value of a Hill Player with cracks

Postby Lovemyguitar » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:27 pm

Realistically, used mid-range guitars (even in mint condition) generally go for about half of brand new, so, perhaps start with ~$700, but be willing to accept less if somebody makes an offer. Good luck!

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Re: Value of a Hill Player with cracks

Postby amy3000 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:48 pm

That's actually right where I was at to begin with in terms of pricing. People often like to bargain so I'll always ask for more than I'm willing to take on the local selling website.

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Re: Value of a Hill Player with cracks

Postby souldier » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:07 pm

700 sounds about right as long as the repairs are professionally done and completely stable. If the damage is visually apparent, then you might have to settle for less.
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Re: Value of a Hill Player with cracks

Postby hesson11 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:10 am

Actually, I don't think I've seen a new Player listed for less than about $1,500 to $1,600. In fact, I believe the official list price is now $1,695.
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Re: Value of a Hill Player with cracks

Postby amy3000 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:32 pm

Bob,
Actually about $1200+. That's what I thought too until a friend of mine who got one locally told me that's about what she paid. But they list the higher price online.

The repairs are stable and only the longer crack is apparent if you are looking very closely. Thanks for the input. I feel comfortable with my starting asking price.


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