Question on replaced fretboard, vintage guitar

mad dog

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I'm well aware of the steep discount for a repaired headstock crack on vintage guitars. My 66 ES-335 was discounted 50 percent for that when I got it. It would probably be a similar story were I to sell it.

A hypothetical. Let's say my 66' ES-335 had no headstock break, but did have a replace fretboard. In well worn but very good condition, it could be a 5000 - 5500 instrument. What would the discount be for a replaced fretboard?


old goat

Unless there is a reasonably large market in 66 ES 335's with replaced fretboards, no one can really say. I'd guesstimate a 50% mark down, similar to a refin.

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