Fair price for a blackface super reverb?

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  1. Phishy4

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    How much would you guys expect to pay for a '65 super reverb that was all original in pretty good shape?
     
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    Yup.

    You'll still see some listed at $2k and over, but they're just not fecthing that as far as I can see. Even clean ones. Some sellers still hold out though.
     
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    The one i'm looking at is $1500, I'm still up in the air on it. There's a bandmaster much cheaper that I could convert into a combo, but I think there are some pitfalls with that too.
     
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    A couple of things to think about are caps and tubes. If those items need to be taken care of, you can run into some extra money. If it's original and you like the tone, I'd say it's worth it.
     
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    $1500 isn't bad, but offering $1400 might not hurt either depending on the things Travst mentioned.

    If you're looking at a BF Bandmaster, those are cool and I have a '66 in a 1x15 combo which I really like. But any of that is totally different than a Super.
     
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    There was a local one exactly as you describe that just sold here locally for $1400.
     
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    I paid less for mine, but it had been professionally re-tolexed and had reissue Jensens, so it wasn't original. I also had to re-cap it myself. However, it came with NOS tubes throughout.
     
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    A bandmaster is gonna run less than half the cost of a super, age/condition/mods/all else being equal.

    My neck of the woods/experience anyway...
     
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    I paid $1500 for mine. It's a '66 with reissue Jensen speakers also new tubes. (not NOS) Overall in good condition and it sounds good. It didn't have the footswitch. I bought it in Nashville 5 or 6 months ago. Maybe not what would be called a good deal but I've got a Blackface Super Reverb and that's cool to me.
     
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    Nashville is an unbelievably expensive gear town. I lived there for a year and a half and never really felt compelled to buy anything at their prices. Craigslist is alright there though.
     

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