Looking for advice: How much would you sell this firebird for if you were me?

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  1. Custom50

    Custom50 Member

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    Hey all, thinking of selling my Firebird. It's a 1994 Firebird V with a Seymour Duncan pickup in the bridge and original hard shell case.

    It got the wear you'd expect for a 22 year old guitar and has had a repaired crack in the headstock. The repair is solid and the guitar has no issues. (I know this lowers the value though)

    So, what should I realistically ask for it?
     
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  2. Killed_by_Death

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    Vintage ones are worth quite a lot:

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    You can probably get a 1994 model for less than $1k:

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    Seriously though, look on eBay at stuff that was sold.

    1994 Gibson Firebirds sold on eBay
     
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  3. monty

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    Depends on where you are planning to sell it. Ebay, Kijjiji?
     
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    I just bought a sweet 2012 V for under a grand. It had a little ding on the top. I would say yours would sell for 900.
     
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    saw it on kijiji the other day.

    you've got the only for sale on there right now so it has that going for it. Neck crack / location could be factors against a quick sale.
     
  6. Custom50

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    Thanks for the speedy responses and help folks!

    I have it on Kijiji for 900 CAN and I'm thinking I may be selling myself a bit short.
     
  7. Custom50

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    My thought too. I've only had trade offers so far. I'm so hot and cold with it, not sure the mini humbucker tone is for me, but then again I may like it if I actually spend more time trying something new.
     
  8. Dubious

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    If you like the axe... you could think about enlarging the routs to accept humbuckers. Since it already has a crack in the headstock I don't see this as devaluing the axe.
     
  9. Custom50

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    That's a fair point actually.
     
  10. Tim Plains

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    Just my opinion here. $900 - $1,000 if you want to actually sell it. More if you want to keep reposting it on kijiji every few days. A brand new one retails for $1,400. Keep that in mind.
     
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  11. Custom50

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    true, they took a drop for 2016.

    Dubious got me thinking of this axe and how much I wanted one when they came out:
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  12. HayekFan

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    Don't forget Norlin era...

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    I traded 1990 for approx $1k and it was dead mint including the case.

    A headstock Crack would drop that value way down in fact many people won't buy it with a cracked hs, myself included.

    BTW there are replacements for the stock pickups that don't require a larger rout.
     
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    What version is this called? Want
     
  15. Custom50

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    Elliot Easton Tikibird.
     

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