Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Telebluze, Aug 8, 2008.
What's the value of a 1972 Silverface PR.....all original in good condition?
I bought mine for $700 from a retailer in Minnesota 3 years ago. You also have to consider how it sounds. Does it sound like it obviously needs work?
That was 3 years ago......3 years ago you could get a '56 LP Jr for $4K....
All original....in good condition.......that doesn't sound like the description of an amp that "sounds like it obviously needs work".....does it?
It's worth what you can get for it, and it's a buyers market right now. I also paid $650 for mine a couple of years ago (near mint but no footpedal). In this economy you'd be lucky to get more than say $800. You could certainly check Ebay completed auctions, talk to Willies American Guitars in Minneapolis (they sell a lot of amps), check out the VG price guide and the Minneapolis "Blue Book of Amp Values" to get a better idea.
to me it probably does.........especially the "All original" part......I think there was enough of a lack of info in the description to ask that ligitimate question...........right?
anyway...........I see them go anywhere from $600-$1000.......depending on cosmetic condition, mechanical condition (has it been serviced in the last 36yrs.?, origionality, etc.
Try this ....
It's a pretty good source.
Three years ago the vintage market peaked...it has been downhill a bit since then, no fooling.
I have seen several early 70's PR's recently ranging from $600-800.
There's always one in every crowd.....you know, kinda like at every gig there's a guy screaming "play some Skynyrd!!!!"
$700 to $750 average going price on eBay for a 1972.
I wouldn't say it's down hill. It depends upon the amp model somewhat, and a little on the season of the year, etc. In the last 2 years, for example, BF Princeton (NR) have risen, on average, about $200. See the link AllThumbs56 posted above for eBay trends.
"All Original" to me means as soon as it's bought the amp is immediately going to the tech for a cap job, new poweramp tubes, and 3 prong AC plug so that's what, $200 on top of the purchase price?
And that LP comparison is bunk. Amp prices are fickle. Not long ago vintage Twin Reverbs were highly sought after. Then the Deluxe Reverbs were the cat's meow. Now people are really loving the Champs and Princetons.
I got a '73 about 4 years ago for $275.
It needed some tubes and a tuneup, which was about $75. It has an EV Force 10" speaker in it. I wanted to switch it out, but my tech said "You'd better listen to it, first..." Glad I did - it's really amazing, classic Fender cleans.
Very nice, loudboy! Exactly what I've been looking for!!!!