Dan Armstrong Lucite Plexi Guitar Price

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  1. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    Does anyone know what an original armstrong plexi guitar goes for today? I guess that depends on pickups etc. but saying a "generally good condition i.e. no repairs" one goes for?
     
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    Ones with unbroken or uncracked pickguards, all original parts and original case will do better-more if it has extra pickups, paper, etc. I'd say $3k and up for all original example w/o cracked/broken guard and case and extras. Very few of the ones FS have case or have changed parts. If you want a player with a swapped bridge, replaced guard, etc, you'll find some for under $2k. Original cases were the same as used for the basses, but few of those show up with original cases either. Last case I saw SELL on eBay went for over $400, which was more than I wanted to spend. I've only seen the original cases sold separately twice in the last decade.

    And contrary to what every Tom, Dick and Harry claims on the internet-they AREN'T that heavy. They weigh less than most 70s Strats and LPs and about the same as a standard LPC. VERY cool guitars.

    No affiliation whatsoever, but there's one on eBay now that has extra pickups and case at a low price. Lower than I've seen for an early one w/case and extra pickups.
     
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    Kinda off topic, but does anyone know how the reissue DA's compare with the original DA's? Thanks!
     
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    The pickups in the originals sound better. The reissues' bodies are pretty close as far as I can tell. The reissues' bridges also have saddles. The originals 'feel' better to me. It's a USA original vs. overseas import thing. Oddly enough, the original basses can be had for pretty much what the reissues go for. No comparison to me-I'll take an original.
     
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    Is it true that the original pickups will work in a reissue? I see original pickups for sale on eBay from time to time, but I have yet to see any reissue pickups. I do know that Kent Armstrong built the reissue pickups, so if I need one, I guess I could contact him. I am curious to try one of the originals though.
     
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    Original pickups are pricey. On eBay, they go fast and for $200 or more a pop when they show up. There's (only) one there now and the ask is $695.

    Lots of newer pickups on there though.
     

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