Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by dazco, Apr 20, 2015.
I lost interest in vintage stuff back in the '90s, when pick guard screws were going for $50/ea.
pre-CBS - LOL!
If you can't hear the difference between vintage and modern screws, you probably should just stick to modern instruments.
I lost interest in vintage gear when Boutique shops sprung up with awesome gear and tone out of this world....
Great example of ridiculosity.
It's sad that some poor suckers buyng that old ******** :-(
I'm not a vintage buyer myself, so I'm not that interested in all this, and also am not really an expert.
But I could see how someone with a vintage guitar to sell that was missing that part could help himself a lot in getting the best price by having it. And if someone does buy it, for that or maybe less but still a good chunk of change for a string tree, it will probably be someone in that situation.
Pfft. Everybody knows that the tone is in the vintage string trees.
A couple of years ago I sold a vintage LP junior wrap tail bridge at auction on eBay for $175. People will overpay when they want something
It's the tubes thing that really annoys me. They should prohibit selling vintage tubes to teenage dilettantes. Or for that matter, any guitar amp tinkerer.
He's got a ton of stuff, including this......
I've got a 1950 Epi Bikini badge....if he gets his $250, I'm sellin' mine!
How much for the pink carpet?
Looks like a fluffy pink toilet seat cover. Perfect backdrop for some piece of eBay $hit.
Pretty sure it's the inside of a case. Looks like an old brown case with pink lining.
It ends when we stop giving them a market for it.
You're all missing the point. The reason this costs so much is that if you have an old guitar that is missing the correct piece, you will get dinged when you try to sell. So, the $95 you pay for the tree will come back to you when you sell the guitar. Without that tree, you can't sell the guitar as 100% original.
BTW - If you think that's crazy, consider that original cream rings from the '57-'60 Les Pauls now go for $10,000. And YES, people buy them.