PRS SC-58 - hold or sell?

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  1. Vede

    Vede Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've got two beautiful PRS SC58's that I enjoy but rarely play. Is there any reason to think that they will significantly appreciate (or additionally depreciate) within any semi-reasonable period of time? I don't need to sell them, but I also don't need to forever hang onto guitars that I rarely play. Trying to decide if now is as good a time as any, or if I should hold for the time being.

    What do you think?
     
  2. grapeshot

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    Depends on the color, wood figure, etc. IMO, now is a good time to sell as any. I don't see newer PRS appreciating in value, really. I would check in with the PRS guys over at Vintage Rocker. I love PRS guitars, btw, I have a CU22, CU24, and Hiland sig.
     
  3. guitararmy

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    I was in a similar situation with a pre-lawsuit quilt top Single Cut. I decided to get rid of it so someone could enjoy it....
    I think there are enough of them out there that it will tough for them to become very collectible.
    Of course I thought the same of my Steinberger GM4TA and my Gibson Chet Atkins hollowbody....
     
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  4. Vede

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    Thanks, grapeshot. I'll see what the folks at Vintage Rocker have to say.

    I love PRS guitars, too, and I'm keeping my CU24 Floyd, but I'm just not playing these two SC58s. I always want to be a singlecut guy, but find myself gravitating back to my superstrats.

    Because I'm always thinking about resale value when I buy, I tend to pick the best tops I can find. These are the two I've got:

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  5. Pointy Headstock

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    The SC-58's seem to be holding their value well (better than SC245s or single cuts) as there weren't many blown out during the PRS/GC "clearance" a few years ago. Unfortunately I don't see them appreciating in value short-mid term for two reasons:

    * While the "58's" were a limited run, their features aren't particularily unique from some other models PRS has offered.

    * I was at a PRS event earlier this week and Paul showed off the first "standard production run" McCarty 594. I suspect that a good number of people looking for SC-58 type features will be shifting their attention to that model.

    Good luck!
     
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    My crystal ball got cloudy a long time ago.
     
  7. megaboogie

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    Those tops are gorgeous. I especially love the first one. You won't have any problem selling those.
     
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    I wouldn't think twice-anything that's not getting played gets sold. The "problem" with PRS is that they've never dipped in quality so resale is never going to jump.
     
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    More pics of the Green please if you want to sell
     
  10. Ape Factory

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    Wait. There's a production four knob 594 coming out????
     
  11. Vede

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    Of the two, the green is actually the one I'm thinking about hanging onto! But I'll consider a reasonable offer. PM me if you're interested. This is the only other shot I currently have, which was taken by the dealer. I can take more. The guitar is pretty much like-new other than some slight discoloration of the brass parts on the bridge, which happens to all SC58's over time.

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  12. Pointy Headstock

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    Yes Sir and/or Madame. Paul literally took it off stage and put it in my hands (it's whale blue) - they're being built as you read this. Same configuration as the PS release including the 85/15 low turn pickups. Paul said MSRP is $4799. If I didn't already have a MC-58 that I love (Paul played it a few years ago and said its one of the best MCs he's played) I would have reserved it on the spot.
     
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  13. rmg471

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    I can confirm the production core model 594.
     
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  14. Pointy Headstock

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    Just looked at the PS model again and noted one slight difference- the "Core" model headstock is unbound (the fretboard is bound).
     

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