Gibson Johnny A - Are different colors worth more?

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  1. droptopt

    droptopt Silver Supporting Member

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    Thinkig about buying a Johnny A signature with a figured maple top. Of the 3 colors, Sunset Glow, Amber and Black, it appears that the Sunset Glow is made the most. Does that mean that the black and amber colors are worth more? What about re-sale? If i bought a black one, would it be harder to sell?

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    Dan
     
  2. gregc

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    Same $, and I don't think resale is gonna matter much. They're all desireable. The black & amber are more rare but that burst has a lot of fans. Besides, you won't want to sell it.
     
  3. droptopt

    droptopt Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the input Greg.

    Anyone else?
     
  4. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    I think the black is probably going to be less desireable long-term, regardless of the numbers made. It's just not as generally popular compared to other colors.
     
  5. Bob V

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    I saw Johnny A last Friday (in Bayshore, NY) and he played his black guitar all night (using the Bigsby all the time). It has a great gold"top" finish on the back and sides and the figure in the top really shimmers.
     
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    Bayshore?????????
    WHERE? Boulton?

    Jeez , can't beleive I missed him. Anyway, I do thibk they look great in black. Mine is 1 of the early number chevron bursts. Lovin it.
     
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    Hey Teddys, how ya been?! Long time, no see~
     
  8. droptopt

    droptopt Silver Supporting Member

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    Well THIS black one got to me. Something about the black with gold hardware. Should be here this week.

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  9. teleking36

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    that thing is ridiculous! awesome score!
     
  10. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    Gotta say that black Johnny A is pretty fine looking.
    I'd be clibing the walls waiting for the truck on that score.
    Enjoy in good health.
     
  11. droptopt

    droptopt Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kudos! I should have it in a few hours according to the UPS Tracking web information. This is my first hollow body guitar so I'm very curious as to how it will sound.
     
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    damn, that black 1 is amazing.
    Greg, all ok here, just busy w business (hontheharbor.com)
     
  13. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    Well......................Did you get it?

    Huh?

    Or are you busy playing it. If so, maybe we'll never hear from you again?
     
  14. playon

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    Some of the natural tops have some beautiful maple on them, but otherwise I wouldn't think there would be a lot of difference in value. I have a SB model but I like the look of the black ones myself. The stop-tails seem to be cheaper, even though there are less of them out there, I prefer them over the Bigsby models personally.

    If you like red, you can buy this one from me: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=392755
     
  15. joejazzguitar

    joejazzguitar Silver Supporting Member

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    I have two - a Sunset Glow and one in transparent black (which was made for the 05 NAMM show).

    The sunburst is a beautiful instrument, but the tranparent black one is just drop-dead gorgeous, to the point where I don't even want to PLAY it !! Absolutely one of the most beautiful Gibsons I have ever seen....

    joe
     
  16. frisco kid

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    I'm partial to amber:

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  17. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    That would work.
     
  18. Tommy Tourbus

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    I've got a burst and really like the way the burst accentuates the upper horns

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  19. SmilingDave

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    I'm hoping that someday they might be worth a little more, not that I ever plan to part with mine ...

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  20. archtopjazz

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    I went with the burst but the black sure looks nice. : )

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