Gibson Marauder Guitar - what's it worth

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  1. Denny

    Denny Member

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    I jammed with a guy last night who has a mid 70's gibson Marauder sunburst guitar he whats to sell - sunburst, bound rowewood board, schaller bridgd (original), clear Billy Lawrence Pickups (original), good condition, few scratches and dings - what's something like that worth w/ hardshell case (aftermarket)? Thanks

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    Ebay shows the most recent closed auctions ranging from $575 - $800. Depends on condition & originality though. There are 3 on evilbay that are hovering around $600 right now.
     
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    Local shop around here had two of them in the $700-800 range.

    Not a particularly desirable model.
     
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    the current prices don't reflect that they were not a desirable model...heavy and had a composite resin body...paul stanley used to tour with pallets of these guitars and break one onstage every nite....$100 bucks with the case and part it out unless you want to make it a slide guitar or an open tune drone...
     
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    I sold those when they were new, and it was a pretty tough sell. Though not nearly as hard as selling the RD artist. They were some of Gibsons attempt at going modern. If you like it , buy it. Hell it's only $600 and you can tell people you own a Gibson.
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Not much. the only possible exception might be if Gibson was using Braz for the fretboard...perish the thought. You could probably pull that fretboard off and put it on a Gibson that's worth something.

    Just a total off the cuff speculation. Those guitars weren't so special.
     
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    The prices mentioned are pretty much in line, but the Marauder was not the model with a composite body. I forget the name of that model(senior moment), but it came about 10 years later.
     
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    The Sonex-180 had the composite body. Gruhn's ID says the Marauder specs called for either a maple or mahogany body. If it's a sunburst I'd guess it's a maple body.
     
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    I think the Sonex had the composit body, real POS, where the S-1's Marauder were maple if memory serves - I would'nt pay much over a $100.00 for one, but if I could sell it in the $600+ range, I'd take the money and buy something much better.

    Just my opinion

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    yes...the sonex...my mistake...thanks for pointing out that i didn't know what i was talking about...
     
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    My younger bro had a Marauder; I played it a lot; nothing really special, but cetainly not a dog; cool guitar just for the novelty value at this point. you don't see em every day. Definately solid wood, his was a deep cherry stain.
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  12. Denny

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    I had a natural one when they first came out - with the pickup blend knob - not an awesome guitar but it played nice - I'm not interested in buying it, my friend wants to sell it or trade it for a start.

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