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WOT - guitar and amp value?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Bisi, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    I'm toying with the idea of moving, so I'm trying to unload some stuff from the youth.

    I've got an old dirt bike that an old friend made me promise to give him first crack at if I ever decided to sell. Well anyway he still wants it. He also asked what else I wanted to unload. I told him I still had a guitar and amp that I probably should get rid of. He remembered them also and wants them too.

    I want a price that is fair for both of us, but I have no idea what they are worth. Been looking on ebay but haven't seen any like I got.

    Guitar - Ventura V-1400 electric "Barney Kessel" copy of a Gibson. The thing is probably an eary 70s model maybe a 69. I've google the model and the thing pops up but haven't seen any late sell prices. One website said it is worth $750 but I find that hard to believe. Any ideas on value?

    Amp - Yamaha TA 30 model. Can't find any on ebay to compare against for price, I beleive it has 1 - 15" speaker. Got it a pawn shop in mid 70s and paid a $100 for it. Can't believe I got rid of a Fender Bandmaster tube amp and replaced it with a Yammama. Any ideas on the worth?

    I've also got an electronic guitar tuner that I paid $100 bucks for back in the early 80s. What's it worth now - $5?? LOL Might be able to buy a beer with the money.

    Any way thanks, I know there are a few guitar players on this site, so thought I would ask.

    I'm going to meet the guy in French Lick, Saturday and unload the bike and this stuff then spend the night at the casino, gamble and drink beer and relive past glory with the guy.
     
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    I would give 5 dollars and shipping for the tuner if it works. The price of the old guitars and amps have taken a jump over what we paid for em back in the 60's. Have no idea what yours are worth as I am not familiar with the brand.

    GneJ
     
  3. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Elec. guitar tuners are very inexpensive now. Hippie is right at about$5 for a used one. Mike.
     
  4. grntitan

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    If it were a Gibson you would be sitting good. The sad fact is, its a copy. I'd say if you could get anything close to $75-$100 out of it, grab the money and run never looking back.

    Guitars(and yes I play bass) are similar to guns. If you buy a quality made top notch brand and take care of it, you will likely always get good money back out of it. If you buy cheaper copies, you lost money as soon as you bought it. Just the sad truth. My last bass was a vintage American made Fender Precision. When i sold it several years ago, I made $200 more than I paid for it and played the crap out of it for years. Also just like many guns i have sold, I still regret selling my guitars.
     
  5. blade819

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    I wonder what my 1998 Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul 1959 with Brazilian Rosewood fret board is worth? With all documentation? Anyone have an idea?

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  6. Bisi

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    Well I'm not going to let it go for $75 to $100. I had that much fun with it today. Got the amp and guitar out and thought I would clean it up a little before selling. I was rocking!! Even though it has been 20 years since I played it, you can't forget how to play "Smoke on the Water".

    I don't have a digital camera or I would post a picture. The youtube site I posted above has a guy playing "Misty" with the exact guitar.

    I might take the amp and guitar to a pawn shop tommorow and see what they offer. I figure they will offer a 1/3 of what it is worth, so then I can get a value.
     
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    Blade, not as much as you would like it to be. They come up for auction on Ebay quite often. Mike.
     
  8. blade819

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    With the braxilian rosewood enough to buy a new combo I think.

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  9. grntitan

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    Blade,

    Maybe a Diamond Winchester 101 Combo and a set of chokes. Ok maybe a little better than that. If it were a 1959 it would be a real dandy but its still a 1998 guitar. I think if it is mint condition you might be able to get $2500-$2800 if you found the right buyer. The key being the right buyer. My opinion.

    Remember, all those guitars on EBay for really high prices are ASKING prices. Big difference between asking and selling.
     
  10. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Here's a 76 LP Custom. Don't know if it is like yours. Mike.
     
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    Bisi,

    In my honest opinion :

    Amp - $50

    Guitar - $200 tops ... but you might find the right guy .... hard to judge w/o pics.

    Mike
     
  12. sliverbulletexpress

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    Just so you know, WOT means Wide Open Throttle to some of us.
     
  13. magnumshot

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    That's a sweet guitar. If it's in good shape and anything like the Howard Roberts Ventura, it'll be worth $750 to the right buyer. Nobody will give a hoot about your old Yamaha amp. Take them to a vintage guitar shop for a real appraisal.
     
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    Anyone selling an old/new 335 style? Does not have to be a Gibson. Mike.
     
  15. The Literalist

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    Would work well with my 1966 Fender Super Reverb.

    I'll go $100 for both.
     
  16. blade819

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    I do have a JAP Strat, about 1995, once belonged to the great Duke Robelard. It is sunburst and sweet with a worn (aged) tweed case. If anyone is interested.

    blade819
     
  17. George MT.

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    Hey there, In reference to your Ventura you might want to have a good guitar tech in your area look the instrument over.If the action is good,the truss rod still has adjustment in it,nuts in good condition and also if the electronics work properly,you might get around $250-$300.If the electronics are not working properly or if the guitar needs alot of work to make it a player you will not get much for it.As far as the amp goes,make sure it works ok and get what you can for it.Technology has come so far a guy can spend $100.00 and get an amp by Fender in thier Mustang series that is outstanding.Good Luck and Rock On!George MT.
     
  18. grntitan

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    Yeah take it to a guitar shop. They will offer you top dollar. LOL
     
  19. magnumshot

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    Getting an appraisal and seeing what they'll offer are two different things. You have to find someone who deals in odd vintage and will help beyond telling you to search ebay.
     
  20. Mark Lavelle

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    I'm a full time Luthier with my own shop for over 20 years, George MT is right on the money about the guitar IMHO. Big problem with those instruments is the neck usually needs resetting (expensive repair). Even most when they were new the neck angle was too low to be able to set up proper. With that said its really impossible to give an accurate assessment without having the guitar to examine.
     
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