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I'm cutting down on the collection (running out of room, etc. and a dealer is very interested in acquiring some recent purchases I made). A Fender Ultra Luxe Strat and an Epi Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty are among those under consideration. If any member is interested, PM me or email at ironmikezero at g mail dot com, for details . . . Y'all stay & sane!

 

Update: I wasn't successful in acquiring the vintage instruments I had bid on. Consequently, I had to turn down the offers on the Strat & Joe B. BB LP (decided to keep them). Thanks to those folks who expressed interest.

 

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Nice machines, both of them.  I don't play my guitars enough to justify the ones I have, though. 

 

Good luck with the sale, I imagine guitars are in short supply just like everything else, should demand a premium.

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From what I'm seeing, I think you're right--the scarcity of supply (especially the higher-end, potentially collectible stuff) is getting serious. I've been surprised at the escalating offers I've been getting for the models I'm more or less determined to keep. I've got some others on my acquisition radar, so circumstances dictate that I will likely part with some, llke that Strat and the LP.  It's somewhat worrying to see such an inflationary spiral in the market, since it'll cost me more in turn.

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Both guitars are essentially NIB/Mint (case queens) and have all the original case candy.

The Ultra Luxe Strat has the rosewood fretboard option, but it does not have the Floyd Rose option (rather the 2-point standard Strat trem).

Pm or email me for more details.

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I have a friend that builds and sells his own pedals and plays in a band. He's also built amps for some fairly big names  He's a guitar whore. Can I share it with him?

 

He used to run the Peavey custom shop in Meridian.

 

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Yeah, no problem.

 

Sorry for not responding sooner. I've been dealing with some persistent pressure to participate in marketing publicity (public appearances. book signings, etc.) since one of my novels was just released as a hardback. Hopefully it's moot as the lawyers assure me I'm on sound ground to decline. I really don't like that marketing crap.

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Charles Berthoud is fairly well-known among bassists, really pretty awesome (kind of the poster-boy for 20,000+hours of practice).

As an amateur bass player, I can tell you that all that slappin' & tappin' isn't as easy as he makes it look.

 

Tell me about the GF's Martin, vintage or recent?

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37 minutes ago, ironmike said:

GF's Martin, vintage or recent?

1996 I think, basically new in original case, model 412.

I can send photos if you like.

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That model number is a concern; there should be a letter or more (D, HD, O, OO, OOO, etc.) followed by a number (typically two digits: D-18, D-28, D-45, etc.). If it's a 12-string model it would be followed by a -12 (HD-28-12).

Here are some reference sites you may find useful . . .

 

http://www.guitarhq.com/martin.html

 

https://www.martinguitar.com/customer-service-2/support-serial-number-lookup.html

 

http://onemanz.com/guitar/reviews/acoustic-guitars/martin/model-designation/ 

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Ah, mystery solved . . .  Taylor does not enjoy the lure/demand of the Martin brand; so, used values tend to be much lower. Condition matters, of course, but actual sales are modest and prices are typically commensurate. I wish her luck with the sale.

 

https://www.usedprice.com/items/guitars-musical-instruments/taylor-guitars/?q=412&x=32&y=14

 

https://blog.taylorguitars.com/what-is-the-value-of-my-guitar

 

https://bluebookofguitarvalues.com/#/FreeSearch/AcousticGuitar

 

https://reverb.com/price-guide?query=Taylor+412

(keep in mind these are asking prices . . . and Reverb has considerable seller's fees)

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7 hours ago, CALCXX said:

The Epiphone LP with 3 humbuckers is not common.

Nice. 

Yeah, it was a limited edition (artist's model) to begin with. As it turns out, I'm not that fond of the third (middle) humbucker as it's just below the path of my typical strum pattern. I can't shake the nagging concern that any errant (or overly enthusiastic) picking might eventually contact and compromise that pickup's gold plating. So, it may be that it'll be relegated to semi-retirement "case-queen" status; that'll at least keep it pristine. 

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On 6/27/2022 at 2:35 PM, CALCXX said:

Maybe I missed it so I must ask, what is the value of that gem?

Depending on condition, $1400-1600 used.  True collector grade examples, like NOS, or unplayed (other than setups) case-queens run around $2K. The signature models (signature inlaid fretboard) can run $2750 to $3K. Values fluctuate almost daily, but appreciation is the overall trend.

Here's a link to today's Reverb site . . . 

https://reverb.com/marketplace?product_type=electric-guitars&query=Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Custom Outfit

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