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Dating ES-175D


martinsecrest

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OK, a little research done now -- it looks as though perhaps this guitar was made Feb. 18, 1979 in Kalamazoo? It does have a barely-hanging-on sticker inside that indicates Kalamazoo.

 

This date would square up with roughly the correct time frame that was indicated when I bought it about 1985.

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A vintage site has posted a price guide for the 175D as below. Are they dreaming?

 

Vintage Price Value For 2008 :

1952 - 1956 > $5500 to $7000 ( p-90 )

1957 - 1959 > $11000 to $13000 ( Humbuckers )

1960 - 1963 > $5000 to $7500

1964 - 1966 > $3900 to $5700

1967 - 1969 > $3300 to $4000 ( various colors )

1970 - 1979 > $3000 to $3500

1980 - 1999 > $2000 to $2500

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I never go by those guides. Something is worth whatever someone else is will to pay for it that day. That's why I use ebay to get a sense of what the market is bringing. I looked for 70s 175s and there was one that had an opening bid of $2799... it got no bids. There's one up for grabs with Kieffer Sutherland provenance with a buy-it-now of $2350.

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