1969 Es 335

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  1. cottoneyedjoe

    cottoneyedjoe Member

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    I have a shot at a 1969 ES 335 in good condition, with normal play wear. The seller wants $1200. Is it reasonable?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. DrGonzo

    DrGonzo Gold Supporting Member

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    Are you kidding me? Jump on that! :AOK
     
  3. Navigator

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    I'm no expert at vintage guitar values, but if it's what the seller says it is, RUN don't walk and get it. I have a '68 335 and I certainly hope it's worth 4 to 5 grand at this point. I'm sure more informed folks will give you more info, but, yeah, that sounds like a deal to me.
     
  4. brentrocks

    brentrocks Guitar Hack/Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I Think You May Want To Buy That....look It Over Really Well!!!
     
  5. JZG

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    Send him over my way. Seriously, go check it out with cash in hand.
     
  6. Glide

    Glide Member

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    You're missing a zero.

    :D
     
  7. JohnnyL

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    Post pics so we can help you relish in a cool score!

    Good luck!

    Johnny
     
  8. bgwicks

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    I just paid $4k for this 1969, so $1200 seems a bargain. Like anything condition and originality is very important. Mine is almost mint with tags etc, and has no volute/made in USA stamp, so it is worth more.

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  9. 909one

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    Just make sure there is nothing fishy about it...
    Look for a cracked neck, replaced parts, etc..
    But honestly at that price, you can't even get a used reissue 335.
    Unless its spray painted black or something ridiculous I would buy it immediately!
     
  10. Rotten

    Rotten Silver Supporting Member

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    Check to see if it has a number 2 stamped on it. If it does and is a great guitar, it is still a good buy, just a factory second. Also, check to see if the nut is 1 11/16" or 1 9/16".
     
  11. AllenMance

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    1.2K for a 69 335 is a excellent deal. Even a refinished 69 with a head repair is worth $1200 if all original. Stamped 2nd doesn't decrease the value a bit in the current Ebay frenzy guitar market.

    BUY IT..

    Heck, the dang case is worth $200+ alone if it's original. Remember buyers look at everything when buying vintage instruments. I've bought tons of vintage guitars to piece them out part by part then sell the shell as a project. Especially the ones that have head repairs, ect. or will not get full price.

    Allen
     
  12. DrGonzo

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    So did you get it?!? ;)
     

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