Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:52 AM
3. hundreds of vintage guitar dealer websites
4. buy and sell classified ads (e.g., craigslist)
5. general web search (google, etc.)
6. your local guitar shop
7. library / bookstore (guitar price guides)
Maybe one of our moderators here could create a "sticky" thread with this information. After all, this is really a FAQ.
By the way, originality and condition are very important. Without knowing anything about that, or having photos to look at, there's no way anybody here can provide any meaningful answer.
Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:47 PM
There is so much that goes into getting an accurate appraisal, that it is in my opinion the only way to get an accurate value. Love to see a few pics though.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:06 AM
Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:36 AM
Well, I don't know if he ever played it, but it looks like Eric Clapton owned one, and some charitable soul paid $18,000 for it at an auction! <g> See lot #36:
Eric Clapton Auction
Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:27 AM
Very cool link, thanks for posting that!
But the fact that this guitar "only" cost $18,000, actually speaks for his not having used it. The ones he played seem to have cost quite a bit more, and even the Guild guitars from the 80's brought between 16 and 20 grand. Too rich for my blood -- I don't care who owned it!
Just read this from the auction:
"Lot #80 - Fender / Versace Guitar Strap $15,000"
Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:17 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:02 AM
The ES 295 is more instantly recognisable via Scotty Moore
As mentioned, probably not very collectable....
Nowadays the ES 330 and ES 137 would cover the sights/sounds quite well....
Lower and Warmer....
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:18 PM
That be the truth with any of 'em...
"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Just because I don't say it....does not mean, that I may not think it! - ME
Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:33 PM