Greatest value you've ever found

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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by bear » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:30 am

Bought an ES335 for $900. sold it for 3k.
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by mmapag » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:48 am

bear wrote:Bought an ES335 for $900. sold it for 3k.
That is a great one bear!
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by keithwwk » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:41 am

bear wrote:Bought an ES335 for $900. sold it for 3k.
:bravo:
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by rinneby » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:48 am

The best value I found so far is my Masaru Kono from 1965, it's irreplaceable.

/Jon
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Grooveman JS » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:53 pm

Bought a 78 Antigua Coloured Strat at $1k some years back (I think it was 2003); its now worth about 2.3-2.5K.
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by bear » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:00 pm

mmapag wrote:
bear wrote:Bought an ES335 for $900. sold it for 3k.
That is a great one bear!
keithwwk wrote:
bear wrote:Bought an ES335 for $900. sold it for 3k.
:bravo:
The guitar had been purchased by someone (new). He took it home and his wife wouldn't let him into the house with it. He went back to the store and "All Sales Are Final".
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Carter53 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:30 am

A 1975 Fernandes Grand Concert GC30 that I bought on e - b a y for $62.59 back in December. Best guitar I've owned so far. Loud and beautiful sound. I actually get emotional when I play it sometimes. I have and Asturias AST-80 (now called "Standard") that's a close 2nd that I paid $425 for last month from Craigslist. The volume and sustain are cavernous... kinda like the sound made inside a cathedral. I have several others including a Hirade 5, and an "El Vito MRC" (madagascar rosewood) marketed by Mr. Viktor K on e - b a y and Reverb but they don't move me in the same way.

I just got a "SADA Luthier" guitar in today but the seller put student strings on it so I have really haven't had a chance to see what's what. It's kind of a mystery... no date, no model number, although I think it may be an 850 or 950. Paid $345. I'll let you know.
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Podobin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:36 am

Here's my list:

1965 Gretsch Country Gentleman mint condition: $150 purchased in 1985. Sold in 1998 to help pay for a semester in graduate school. (I didn't like that guitar much).

1966 Gibson ES 120T also mint condition. $100 paid in 1983. A thinline beginner jazz guitar with a single Melody Maker P90 pickup in it. Had this large black polycarbonate (I think) pickguard where the single tone and single volume control were mounted along with a 1/4 input. Sold in 1985 to a gentleman who lived in a trailer park who responded to my ad because he had one when he was younger in the 60's. I used the $150 I got from it so I could fund a Martin D 28. (In the mid-1980's these ES 120T's were very cheap, no one really wanted them. I am surprised that they sell for around $1000 + - now).

Mid 1980's Hascal Haile Classical: $275 paid in 1986.Hascal Haile was known for building guitars for Chet Atkins. I remember back then, I took the guitar to R Brune to evaluate it and he said something like "looks like something built by a furniture builder, we have no market for this type of guitar here, maybe people who read "Frets Magazine would be interested in this". Sold it in 1988 to help fund a down payment for my first new car, a 1988 Toyota Tercel. (Wow!)

1965 Fender Jazzmaster. Not great condition: Purchased for $100 in 1979 when I was in the 11th grade in high school, from a small neighborhood music store in Chicago (remember those?). I had just seen Elvis Costello and the Attractions at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago a month earlier so I figured it must have been cool guitar, just like his. Back then the guys in the neighborhood all wanted Les Paul's. The neck needed work and the original knobs were changed to silver Gretsch Knobs, but I didn't know that these were non-original at the time. The hex screws on the bridge were a bit corroded and would pop out when I would play it. Back then, I didn't know anything about where to have a guitar set up, and actually, I don't think there were many luthiers in Chicago like there are currently for electric guitars. It sounded great though a 6L6 amplifier, but the action was wonky. I sold it to a guy for $125 in 1981 though a print ad in the Chicago Reader (the free weekly distributed in Chicago at the time).

In the early to mid-1980's I was familiar with a lot of musicians playing pop and rock in the Chicago area as I had a good friend in the sound business at the time. At times I would help him out on shows for a few dollars. Many times he would indicate to me that a musician was needing to sell an instrument for various reasons and that was how I came across these instruments. Except for the Jazzmaster, all the other instruments were from local semi-professional rockers, including the Hascal Haile.

To be honest, I don't miss any of those guitars. . . . :bye:

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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:32 am

It didn't do me any financial good, but the dream of finding something really valuable once happened. A local player, going blind, wanted me to check out an old guitar that had fallen to pieces before they binned it. Long story short it was an 1880s Arias; the owner ended up with a cheque for £5000.
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by MessyTendon » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:24 pm

Uh Bill...Do you still have that Strat? If so...I'll give you 500$ :)

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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Thura2017 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:02 am

Well, so far the great value I ever found is not actually high very value but it is very pleased to get it. I got an Antonio Lorca model 12 which is very old used one for SGD 40 but after saddle adjustment and polishing has been done, I feel the tone of the guitar is much more pleasing than much more expensive ones. :mrgreen: :guitare:
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Yamaha CG111s
Yamaha CG112Ms
Yamaha CG151c
Yamaha CG171s
Yamaha CG180sca
Yamaha CG192s
Yamaha SLG130nw
Antonio Picado model 60
Amalio Burguet 3A
Alhambra 5PA PT
Antonio Lorca model 12
Cuenca model 40R
Esteve 4st
Takamine C128
L Luthier Sig 08

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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Michael Lazar » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:01 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:04 pm
A 1971 Yamaha GC-10 which cost me $750 CDN in 1973. That works out to $17.05/year for a lovely Hokkaido Ezo Spruce top with Brazilian rosewood sides and back. The sound is lovely after 44 years and the workmanship is impeccable.
I had one of those years ago. That, my friend was one heck of a good buy :)

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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Beowulf » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:35 pm

Michael Lazar wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:01 pm
Beowulf wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:04 pm
A 1971 Yamaha GC-10 which cost me $750 CDN in 1973. That works out to $17.05/year for a lovely Hokkaido Ezo Spruce top with Brazilian rosewood sides and back. The sound is lovely after 44 years and the workmanship is impeccable.
I had one of those years ago. That, my friend was one heck of a good buy :)
D'accord! :casque:
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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by Number 6 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:24 am

I can say with confidence that I have taken a significant loss on every guitar sold. :(
I currently have a classical luthier guitar that I significantly overpaid for!!! :oops:

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Re: Greatest value you've ever found

Post by HNLim » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:48 am

My dream guitar since 1975. The Yamaha GC30A. Still the best sounding guitar that I have ever played or listen to. Marquetry second to none. Even after owning it fir severdl years now, I feel like I am still dreaming.

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