Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

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Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by petermc61 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:27 am

I followed recently a 1997 Edmund Blochinger guitar (No 83 or 85 from the photos) that sold on e - b a y for US2025. Seller in Texas.

I would have paid far more than that but had a nagging doubt whether it was real or a scam. Interested to hear if anybody knows this was a real sale.

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Re: Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by zupfgeiger » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:42 am

If real that was a steal - Blöchinger sells new for 13 000 Euro or even more with 7 years waiting time. In the US they are sold at GSI. Around 20 000 USD I guess. thats why I first thought a digit was missing.
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Re: Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by petermc61 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:56 am

If it is a real sale the owner lost a lot of potential upside. Recently, though, guitars that have been ‘too good to be true’ have been scams eg Velazquez.

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Re: Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by simonm » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:34 pm

I wonder if Blöchinger is simply an unknown to most people so possibly not scam? If it wasn't for the fact that I met a guy about a week ago who knows him quite well, ewers to him as "Eddy", I would not have recognized the name.

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Re: Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by astro64 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:52 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:27 am
I followed recently a 1997 Edmund Blochinger guitar (No 83 or 85 from the photos) that sold on e - b a y for US2025. Seller in Texas.

I would have paid far more than that but had a nagging doubt whether it was real or a scam. Interested to hear if anybody knows this was a real sale.
You tell us now? ;)
Can't see the guitar in question anymore, I presume if you have an e - b a y account you can. Did the description show the seller knew what they had in terms of potential value?

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Re: Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by petermc61 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:12 pm

astro64 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:52 pm
petermc61 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:27 am
I followed recently a 1997 Edmund Blochinger guitar (No 83 or 85 from the photos) that sold on e - b a y for US2025. Seller in Texas.

I would have paid far more than that but had a nagging doubt whether it was real or a scam. Interested to hear if anybody knows this was a real sale.
You tell us now? ;)
Can't see the guitar in question anymore, I presume if you have an e - b a y account you can. Did the description show the seller knew what they had in terms of potential value?
Here’s what the ad said in full:

‘For sale is my 1997 Edmund Blochinger Classical Guitar I purchased in 1998 from Guitar Salon International. Its a very playable 648mm scale X 50mm nut, nice German Spruce Top, w/ Indian Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany Neck, French Polish Finish. Very solid construction and very nice tone. Its only flaw is the lower back panel may need to be reglued.

Edmunds Guitars are not cheap.This one was $7000.00 when I bought it, and others of his now start upwards of more than $15,000.00. Ill start bidding off at $2000.00 with the Buy it now at $4000.00.

Thanks for your interest and good luck bidding‘

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Re: Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by astro64 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:19 am

Sounds like the person knew what they had. The lower back panel problem might make one wonder how the instrument was treated over the past 20 years.

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Re: Edmund Blochinger on e - b a y

Post by petermc61 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:09 am

True, but surely not an expensive fix.

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