Help with guitar value

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  1. sgs

    sgs Member

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    Hey ya'll

    I've got a 1991 PRS Electric that I'm trying to figure out its worth. It's a bit rare in that it has a maple fretboard. Electric blue, 24 fret, 5way rotary. The guitar has alot of nicks, dings, finish worn on back of neck. She's a player, not a looker. But boy does she play! Frets have been dressed recently. Anyhow, most of the Prs' I see on the emporium have been babied, of have fancy tops, so I'm having a hard time with the value. Was hoping someone might help me with this. Thanks!

    Scott

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    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    If it is a bolt-on, it is a CE Standard model. One in average condition is probably worth around $800.
     
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    Yep, it's a bolt neck. But before he designated them as CE's on the gtr. itself. Hmmm... thought my 'vintage, naturally relic'd' PRS might bring me more :) Thanks...
     
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    A bluebook CE24 of that vintage for mint is $1500 and 25% add'l for that vintage in mint condition they go down as low as $695 in poor shape and in between based on condition. The $800 mentioned sounds close. The maple fretboard is kind of unusual.
     
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    Thanks Frank...
     
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    The CE's do have a wide value range, mainly because you could get one with a very nice flamed maple top, a plain top, or an opaque finish like this one. The opaque finishes were the least expensive option becuase they didn't require pretty or clear wood to be used.
     
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    Check on Birds and Moons, they'll know! I'd guess $800-1000.

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