Selling a G&L ASAT Special - how much?

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  1. prsnstrat

    prsnstrat Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm reluctantly parting ways with my USA made (95 I believe) ASAT Special with MFDs and wondering what to ask for it. It is in Excellent+ condition. Only blem is two very small screw holes left from a B-bender that was pro-installed. I checked ebay but there isn't anything conclusive. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Brandon

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  2. geetarman

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    Around $700-$800 is roughly the range they go for in that condition.
     
  3. Trego

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    I'll buy it for 300. (that's how much I got for my birthday, which is tomorrow) :p

    I bought a ASAT Bluesboy recently, so I know the market pretty well.

    My guess would be somewhere in the 800-900 range, but I might be off.
     
  4. prsnstrat

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    Thanks guys, keep the responses coming. I don't want to ask too much nor too little. I added some pics to the thread.
     
  5. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

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    Rough market for used G&L's bro. I have a MINT Legacy that hasn't moved in two weeks priced at $850. I'd say $650 (I've sold a few ASAT classics for that...)
     
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    I would agree with most of the posts. It is a shame that G&L, and Heritage do not hold their resale value as well as Fender and Gibson, but I would also guess around $700. Maybe a bit more if you find just the right buyer, but also perhaps a bit less due to economy and how quick you want to move it. Good luck
     
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    You might try posting (or at least comparing) in the marketplace on the G&L forum: http://www.guitarsbyleo.com/MARKET/market.php3

    I think $800 is about the right ballpark to ask, but right now I think you may need to settle for less if you want to sell fast. The market is soft on used guitars right now due to the economy etc... and G&Ls, while they're really great guitars, tend to suffer on the used market.
     
  8. Jet Age Eric

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    I hate to say it, but if you want it to move, particularly given the screw holes, $650 sounds right. If I could afford another, I'd buy yours. Hell, I'd buy EVERYONE'S. -E

     
  9. prsnstrat

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    Thanks very much guys, I think I'm ready to put it up. I'm going to start at $700.
     
  10. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I have my near mint Blueburst Special consigned at a sale price of $750 and no takers. Not sure what I'm going to do about it...
     
  11. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    I paid $700 for a minty Special last year...and it didn't have a B Bender in it.

    Shouldn't there be some serious routing done on the backside to install a B Bender?
     
  12. padavis

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    Good luck at $700 and I know they don't make a TRUE difference but those screwholes I am afraid will make that a $600 dollar guitar... still I hope someone grabs that off you at $700 as I know its certainly worth every bit. That sure is pretty. I think it may even be better with a pearl pickguard, again good luck. Check with the dudes at www.guitarsbyleo.com.
     
  13. prsnstrat

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    Yep, sounds like you got a good deal.

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  14. Boris Bubbanov

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    +1.

    That's why I've tried to be sympathetic to what Darth & Co. are doing over at the G + L enthusiasts page. The resale value is really not good. And given the quality of these guitars, it really makes no sense that it be like this.


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  15. mlynn02

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    what's the neck like? i might be interested at your price.

    thanks!
     
  16. prsnstrat

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    The necks, are the best part of these I think. I don't know if they are hand made or what, but they feel so smooth. It's a C shape, but feels so much better than a fender C. I've had to always get used to necks on guitars but this one was not that way. It feels "broken in". Hope that helps.
     

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