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Gibson Memphis 2016 B.B. King Lucille Ebony (2016) Help in setting a sensible selling price

#1 User is offline   GuitarGeordie 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

I have a Gibson Memphis 2016 B.B. King Lucille Ebony ARLC16EBGH1 (2016).
Long term plans change and this is how it is. I would like to sell my checked and tuned once, beautiful Lucille but at a fair price and that is were I would like the Forum's help.

A parting thought..............
"Better keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt."
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

Selling a Lucille is a mistake. I know, I did it twice and was lucky enough to buy the second one back.
Lecture aside, yours has the Richlite fret board and Gibson sets their prices according to a Ouija board at times.
The Big Rock Stars all played 335s so that's what people want even though the Lucille is a better guitar.

I figure 50-60% of retail when I'm guitar shopping but I'm also pretty frugal at times. I'm in the US so perhaps the Gibsons are more plentiful.
I'd check eBay's recent Sold Prices to get a better idea.
Hope this helps.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:13 PM

Thank you for your comments Steve.
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

They have floor models at CME, which are usually new in box for 2500, so I would base my price on this at least until they are sold out.
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 04:18 PM

Don't do it at all.
Guitar goes, money goes and there you sit.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:27 PM

Sorry you have to let go of Lucille! Lucille (ES-355) has lots of blings on it and the tri-maple neck is so stable.

I noticed it's now $7k here in the US. You might find comparable pricing on Ebay UK or even Reverb.com. This should give you what buyers are willing to pay. Advertize at 65% of current retail pricing in your area.

An older model 2010 is asking for $2400 in my area...Good luck!
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:22 AM

I have one and I am never selling it. Why sell such a killer axe?
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth J Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
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2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
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2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:12 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 05 October 2017 - 02:22 AM, said:

I have one and I am never selling it. Why sell such a killer axe?


FZ Fan, what does the model "ARLC" a mnemonic for? On mine, it's written in pencil in the bridge cavity.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:33 PM

View Postkaicho8888, on 11 October 2017 - 02:12 AM, said:

FZ Fan, what does the model "ARLC" a mnemonic for? On mine, it's written in pencil in the bridge cavity.

Thnx


A is probably Archtop. The rest not sure.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth J Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
20?? - Martin D-18 (On Layaway)

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:07 AM

For the wiser although probably younger, thank you "Lucille" is staying home.
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:09 PM

Smart move!
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:39 AM

Excellent!

You will never regret keeping Lucille!
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

View PostGuitarGeordie, on 15 October 2017 - 05:07 AM, said:

For the wiser although probably younger, thank you "Lucille" is staying home.


Good call. I love mine and next to my LP Trad Pro II and D-28 it is the best guitar I have ever owed.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth J Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
20?? - Martin D-18 (On Layaway)

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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