Value of Ramirez 2006 4E

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Value of Ramirez 2006 4E

Post by ajjhenson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:38 pm

I have a 2006 Ramirez 4E that I want to sell, anyone know what would be a reasonable price to set? It has some small nicks in the finish in spots but overall good condition. A reverb listing of a 2005 one sold for 1400 CDN, maybe set it around there? Thanks for any advice :mrgreen:

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Re: Value of Ramirez 2006 4E

Post by Scott Phillips » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:39 am

I don't know the Canadian market, but I know that in my area my local mom and pop store would pay about $1100 dollars for it if it was in super shape, and sell it for around $1750. I live in Oregon, USA. If I were selling one here I would list it for $1600. And, you can always lower the price later if it doesn't sell and you aren't in a hurry. But, I would expect I wouldn't have too hard a time selling my 4NE at higher then that. You should check e - b a y and Reverb and see what prices are trending at. It just seems to me that classical guitars are a hard sell most days. Do you really NEED to sell it? 1400 CDN won't replace it.

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Re: Value of Ramirez 2006 4E

Post by Philosopherguy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:57 pm

A 4E would be worth more than $1400CDN in good condition. In very good condition, you might be looking anywhere between $1800CDN to $2200 on the high side (for something that might be considered showroom condition - or fairly new, which yours isn't). If the guitar is in "ok" condition, i.e. crack(repaired), some dings, marks or fret wear, you may be looking somewhere between 1400-1700CDN. If the guitar has issues, it could be anywhere lower than that. Someone recently was selling an Alhambra Rio (likely worth around $3500-4000CDN new) for $500 because it was in very rough shape. That, of course, will heavily influence the price.

Those are my estimates. Feel free to disregard them. It really also depends on your market. In some areas of Canada you would be lucky to get $1000 for it because there just aren't many classical players around. However, if you were to list the guitar online, you might expect those kinds of prices to be pretty standard. I always look at what guitars are going for around in Canada on sites like Kijiji, so I see a fair number of these things come up for sale now and then.

Good luck with the sale!
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Re: Value of Ramirez 2006 4E

Post by Alytw » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:42 pm

I agree with Martin's estimates. I’ve observed similar prices.

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