LOL, "Highly Collectible"...

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  1. suicidehummer

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    [quote author=suicidehummer link=topic=19535.msg236689#msg236689 date=1248405248]
    :rofl:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140333476145#description

    Also notice he has the TRC on upside down. That's a new one.

    I'm just amazed that some idiot bidders have actually bid it up past $1,000.
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    Love the upside-down truss rod cover!
    Price is now over 1400 for one of the deep-set neck series. Not really "highly collectible" but still a guitar I'd like to have...at about $700.
     
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    me like her!
     
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    In that condition and that year, $700.00 - $900.00 at best. But seeing as it is a walnut species, it will probably fetch $ 1200.00 Go figure. :dontknow:
     
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    [quote author=suicidehummer link=topic=19535.msg236689#msg236689 date=1248405248]


    Also notice he has the TRC on upside down. That's a new one.


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    Yea, they only did that in 72.. Wingnut. :BangHead:
     
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    [quote author=Loud and Proud link=topic=19535.msg236707#msg236707 date=1248434660]
    Yea, they only did that in 72.. Wingnut. :BangHead:
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    :BangHead:

    As in, "That's something stupid I haven't seen before on Fleebay."

    :BangHead:
     
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    Sold for over $1,650 ! Hummm....guess there was something in that "collectible " comment...looks like at least 7 bidders wanted it so bad they bid it up to $1,600+...
     
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    Must have been the truss rod cover....
     
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    That's just pathetic and sad that those bidders were fool enough to pay so much for that POS. The seller must have **** his pants by the time the auction ended though. :roll:
     
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    Some people just don't care what they have to pay as long as they get what they want. I'm kind of like that. Of course it helps if you're more worried about knowing what you want than worrying about a couple hundred bucks. I went to a dealership and the salesperson was an old lady with no teeth. I told her I wanted a hummer and she said no problem. We went into her office and when I pulled out my wad of money the only paperwork she was worried about was a roll of paper towels
     
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    [quote author=Skids link=topic=19535.msg237221#msg237221 date=1249363514]
    Some people just don't care what they have to pay as long as they get what they want. I'm kind of like that. Of course it helps if you're more worried about knowing what you want than worrying about a couple hundred bucks. I went to a dealership and the salesperson was an old lady with no teeth. I told her I wanted a hummer and she said no problem. We went into her office and when I pulled out my wad of money the only paperwork she was worried about was a roll of paper towels
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    But they could easily have bought one that's exactly the same for well under $1,000.
     
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    [quote author=Loud and Proud link=topic=19535.msg236705#msg236705 date=1248434515]
    In that condition and that year, $700.00 - $900.00 at best. But seeing as it is a walnut species, it will probably fetch $ 1200.00[/quote]

    i've seen a few similar guitars in shops for around $1500 so the final price is not a surprise to me. i've been looking at SGs on the used market for the past three years and this one sold for only slightly above average; none like this one were anywhere near $1k let alone under that. might not be truly collectible per se but certainly rarer and more desirable than the norm.
     
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    [quote author=HWY2H377 link=topic=19535.msg237268#msg237268 date=1249431764]
    i've seen a few similar guitars in shops for around $1500 so the final price is not a surprise to me. i've been looking at SGs on the used market for the past three years and this one sold for only slightly above average; none like this one were anywhere near $1k let alone under that. might not be truly collectible per se but certainly rarer and more desirable than the norm.
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    Stores may ask that much, but remember that doesn't mean they're going to sell them. They are some of the least desirable SGs, and considering SGs are generally cheap for Gibsons, they ain't worth that much.
     
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    [quote author=suicidehummer link=topic=19535.msg237280#msg237280 date=1249451098]
    Stores may ask that much, but remember that doesn't mean they're going to sell them. They are some of the least desirable SGs, and considering SGs are generally cheap for Gibsons, they ain't worth that much.
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    right, store price is not sell price but in this case the price is right, as demonstrated with the ebay listing you posted.

    i disagree that these SGs are less desirable, generally cheap or ain't worth that much. your ebay listing is not an anomally... like i posted earlier it might be slightly high but that is the going rate for these guys.
     
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    [quote author=suicidehummer link=topic=19535.msg237280#msg237280 date=1249451098]
    They are some of the least desirable SGs, and considering SGs are generally cheap for Gibsons, they ain't worth that much.
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    Hmm, an interesting point; what are SG's and other guitars actually worth? What you can get for them in a screwy collector's market? Or the intrinsic value as a working, playing instrument?

    Obviously the first answer is correct as far as money, if you can get 1500 bucks for a guitar worth about 500 in playing value, then OK! But as for what it is worth WITHOUT the collector's appeal?

    Like you said, SG's are Gibson cheaper guitars! But great bang for the buck, so they rate higher than more expensive guitars to me because of the playing value.
     
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    [quote author=HWY2H377 link=topic=19535.msg237311#msg237311 date=1249487683]
    right, store price is not sell price but in this case the price is right, as demonstrated with the ebay listing you posted.

    i disagree that these SGs are less desirable, generally cheap or ain't worth that much. your ebay listing is not an anomally... like i posted earlier it might be slightly high but that is the going rate for these guys.
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    Anything built in the Norlin era is naturally less desirable. Sure, there were some good guitars built during that era, but it was a bit of a crapshoot in regards to quality.

    DBB: What I'm getting at is that for around the same price, you could get a new '61 RI, which is better in almost every regard IMHO.
     
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    [quote author=suicidehummer link=topic=19535.msg237726#msg237726 date=1250132998]

    DBB: What I'm getting at is that for around the same price, you could get a new '61 RI, which is better in almost every regard IMHO.
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    No argument here! I'd go for the new 61 too.
     
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    [quote author=suicidehummer link=topic=19535.msg237726#msg237726 date=1250132998]
    Anything built in the Norlin era is naturally less desirable. [/quote]

    Depends entirely on who's doing the desiring....I like em cause they're great for pickin up chicks....one look at that big ol' volute hangin out there and they KNOW they're in for somethin better!
     

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