Can you ID this marshall cab?

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  1. dave-o

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    Seller claims it's a 79 from the speakers he removed. Can anyone confirm this?
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  2. AXEnGEAR4J

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    Looks about correct for a 79 there's so little left, non original grill cloth, its pretty hard to tell. Hope you got it REALLY cheap. Unloadeds with decent cosmetics and condition usually go for around $100
     
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    He's asking 125
     
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    Unless you have a set of speakers that are looking for a home and nothing else around to be had, there are many nice Marshall cabs loaded of the era for $300, I've even seem some as low as $250. I wouldn't pay anymore than $50-$75 tops for that one as the backs it's pretty rough, no tolex, no logo and not even the original cloth. Also looks like you'll need some wire and speaker screws as well.
     
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    76-79 cab for sure. I think I'd just play it as is. Too much work/time, tolex, cloth, etc to make that one whole again.

    As others said, you can buy that cab for $3-500 in good shape.
     
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    Thanks guys. I've decided to pass on this one.

    Scumback, it was your re tolex 101 thread that got me thinking about this one :)
     
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    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    I hear you. Materials have gone way up in the last 10 years since I did those DIY threads, around 40-50%.

    S&P cloth used to be $24 yard, now it's $44 yard, for example.

    The last time I did a restoration on one of these, the client's bill (for a late 69, something worth putting the money into) was around $600. That was 4-5 years ago.

    The labor is the biggest portion, then the materials. Of course shipping is now insane, too.
     

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