Well. The not-so-panic selling has begun.

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  1. lamenlovinit

    lamenlovinit Member

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    I'm a National Guitar fan. Went on Ebay, and searched "National guitar". At least twice as many listings as I'm used to. Some fair, some unreasonable, as usual. But one... One dude... Selling a used guitar I own. More than double what I paid used. 1.57 times what a new one cost! And I know what you're thinking. It's not "From Japan" which normally explains a crazy price.

    Anybody have any fun examples where a guitar you are intimate with showed up for sale at a ridiculously crazy price?
     
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  2. Paleolith54

    Paleolith54 Member

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    I'd never be so callous as to sell a guitar I'd been intimate with.
     
  3. bdm

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    I’ve noticed a couple of the bigger name vintage guitar dealers have just listed a bevy of “holy grail” vintage guitars: 50s & 60s Gibson’s and Fenders, etc

    The thought crossed my mind; “who is dumping all this amazing gear”?
     
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  4. stratplexi

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    I watch for certain guitars on Reverb and prices have not softened at all. Most are priced as new or more when you consider a 15% discount on new ones.
     
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    God forbid
     
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  6. Bossanova

    Bossanova Silver Supporting Member

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    Actually most things are down, just not down enough for me to be tempted. Remember, asking prices are fantasy...
     
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  7. Frozen Rat

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    I'm seeing an increase of examples from boutique makers like Goodall, Santa Cruz, Froggy, etc. It won't take many of those to really dilute the market price of those guitars. Like the OP noticed, some of these sellers are standing far outside the reality bubble.
     
  8. stratplexi

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    I have made several offers with no dice. I am pretty picky though...I won’t buy anything that isn’t excellent or mint and all original. To each their own but I don’t want to risk buying someone’s butchered experiment. I stay away from boutique and vintage too as I am not informed.
     
  9. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Supporting Member

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    I always see guys selling guitar for just less than full retail. What else is new.... waiting for some real deals to get my wallet out
     
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    Give it time, it only feels like it’s been going on forever.
     
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    Yep, recently sold a Tele to someone who "really wanted the guitar but only had so much cash".
    4 days later, relisted at 50% more.
     
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    I hate those.
     
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    daacrusher2001 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm interested in a Silver Sky - found a pretty nice used one and can't get a reasonable discount - even tho' it has some finish scars. I'm ok with the scars as they're minor, and I'll use it for gigs in low places. But, seriously - I could get a new one for about $150 more.
     
  15. motokev

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    Well. The not-so-panic selling has begun.

    The only out of control prices I see are from Europe and Japan. I don't get the Japan thingy.

    As more and more jobs are lost, we'll see more listings in the USA.
     
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  16. motokev

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    I sold a really nice TA. One month later the guy relisted it. But, with Tax and shipping I figure he made maybe 20%.
    Why bother.....
    people.....
     
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  17. lamenlovinit

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    I've been approached by folks claiming that they used to own the instrument I'm selling. Looking for an offline bargain. They cold never give me any details to prove it.
    I'm not an animal. I'm talking about someone selling the same model as one you've known deeply. One you've gently caressed the strings of. One you've coaxed sweet sighs, and deafening roars from.

    Oh my. I seem to have caught a case of the vapors!
     
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    I'm pretty sure though that some of the guitars with which (with whom?) I've had intimate relations would be more than happy to sell me. At a discount, even, just to get me out of the way.
     
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    I don't see any panic, and a few new fleabay listings for National steel guitars seems like a tiny market to be judging it by
     
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  20. Motherfuzzer

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    I’m seeing things on my watch lists disappear and nothing new coming up. Prices haven’t changed.
     
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