Wanted to buy this G&L ASAT at local pawn shop

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  1. saneff

    saneff Gold Supporting Member

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    Really nice looking G&L. I love ASAT's and already own a Special. But this is a nice double bound Classic and it looks basically new and unplayed. The plastic is still on the pickguard. Trouble is, they want $975 for it and act like they won't budge. That seems high to me. Opinions?

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  2. jetydosa

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    Wow how much for the white Strat? :)

    Try and go in there with cash money and lay it on the counter...let em know you are serious. I bet they will budge.
     
  3. saneff

    saneff Gold Supporting Member

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    That white strat is also a G&L - it's a Legacy. They want $975 for it too. I was thinking about making them an offer on both.

    Opinions on price?
     
  4. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    sounds a little high to me, mint condition Bluesboys are going in the 800s ... but very nice looking ASAT indeed.
     
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    looks like a sweet gtr, but that seems high
     
  6. saneff

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    I just talked to the dude. I think $850 or so will buy it. It needs a white pearloid pickguard in my opinion.
     
  7. geetarman

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    $850 seems fair if it's a minty.
     
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    It was a lot of money new. But $750-900 these days.
     
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    Price ($975) seems high, but I would play it first. If happens to be a really good one, I would want it and probably pay their price if I needed to. I just paid a lot more than that for a new one.
     
  11. dunara

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    Lovely ASAT. I'd pay $975 for it if it came with a shop guarantee and a full set up. Seems fair enough to me.....
     
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    I would probably figure 1500 for both would be fair.
     
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    :agree
     
  14. janosfia

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    That's more nice guitars at a pawn shop than I've seen in a while. The two or three pawnshops closest to my house all seem to have junk.
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Please, never again.

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  16. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    That definitely seems high to me. Check the sold auctions on fleabay for what they are worth. I recently sold this one on fleaby - was hoping for $950, expecting $850, only got $650, and it was near mint.

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  17. Davo17

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    G&L's simply dont retain their value like fenders-the shop knows this. Used, that very nice asat is worth 750-800 tops. Over 9 used is crazy.

    G&L's are wonderful guitars, and I love the unique pups they have...
     
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    750 Tops and only because it's bound

    Nice one though.
     
  19. saneff

    saneff Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok I got them down to $800 for this G&L ASAT Classic in my OP. Somebody push me over the edge. We all have a great ability to rationale our GAS, so give me some of the our classic excuses for making a purchase like this.
     
  20. Trego

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    Because you were able t have them knock off almost 20% of their original asking price, and 800 is more than half-off the list price.

    Plus it's double bound...how cool is that!
     

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