Price Check! [Not sure if a guitar you're selling is priced right, post here.]

Discussion in 'Beginners/FAQ' started by MaxOfMetal, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. BoredomKills

    BoredomKills Thall.

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    I accidentally posted this as a new thread before I noticed this, foolish me.
    Anyways~
    Hey guys, So I've had this guitar since January and I've decided I wanted to know the value of it because i'm not using it to its full potential (I barely use the floyd or the sustainiac at all) So i'm looking to get rid of it in the future.
    So I wanted to know how I could possibly value it? Or maybe a member could give me a ballpark estimate? I'm not a washburn expert at all so I was hoping one of you might be.

    Here's what I know about the guitar.
    -Made in Washburns USA Custom shop (2011)
    -Only 6 made ever, this was a very limited run of Washburns
    -Sustainiac Stealth Pro installed
    -Seymour Duncan Distortion installed
    -Original Floyd Rose istalled
    -bolt on neck
    -Rosewood fingerboard
    -stainless steel frets
    -Tremstop installed
    -Special "Ghost Red" Matte finish (You can feel the grain of the wood through the finish)
    -Brand new condition, only played twice, no damage at all.
     

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  2. -JeKo-

    -JeKo- SS.org Regular

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    How much would you ask for an Ibanez JPM (Petrucci) P1 or P2 in a good condition? Apparently they usually are about $1600-2000.
     
  3. Dropsonic

    Dropsonic Black Hole Refugee

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    I found a 1999 Ibanez RG7621 on Ebay for a 1000 bucks. Doesn't say much about its condition, though I will definitely ask the seller about this, if I decide to buy it. Anyhow, it seems a bit overpriced, compared to what I've seen other people get this guitar for.

    Opinions?

    For me, it's either this guitar or a new premium RG827QMZ which is about a 100 bucks more.
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    As in $1000 USD?

    I'd NEVER spend that much on an RG7621. Heck, that's more than they were when they were new. In fact, unless the pickups and nut were repalced, the frets were in perfect shape, and it came with an HSC, I wouldn't spend more than $400 on an RG7621.
     
  5. Dropsonic

    Dropsonic Black Hole Refugee

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    Yep, about 1000 USD. I'd expect guitars in Europe to be a bit more expensive that in the US, but this seems to be waaay overpriced.

    Going with the premium!
     
  6. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    yo max, i got a customised rg321mh
    custom paint
    graphtech saddles
    straplocks
    sd 59/bill lawerence l500xl.
    what would be a reasonable price in usd?
     
  7. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Before just ditching on it, I'd e-mail the seller to see if there have been significant upgrades made, and if they'd be flexible on pricing.
     
  8. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Unfortunately, it's still an 3xx series import Ibanez, so while the upgrades you have made add to the value, they aren't going to boost the used value too much.

    A good rule of thumb that I've used over the years is to take the used value of a mint version of the same guitar, add in the price of the upgrades (not the labor) and then divide by two.

    So:
    RG321MH: Used, mint, you're looking at ~$250 (They're $250 brand new with warranty and shipping.)
    GraphTech Saddles: $40
    Strap Locks: $20
    Pickups: $130

    Total: $440/2 = $220

    So $220 would be the minimum market value. That doesn't mean you should only ask for $220, but don't expect it to move until it comes down closer to that price. I'd post it up for $350 and go from there.

    Now, I didn't include the refinish, because that's incredibly subjective and could effect value positively or negatively. Mainly, how professional it looks will determine how much it effects the value. I will warn you though, unless it's a quality job, using some good paint, it'll likely reduce the value or not raise it at all.

    When it comes to guitars like this, I'd recommend either holding onto it, or going for a trade. :2c:
     
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  9. Thrashmanzac

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    hmm good to know max :)
    i asked the usd because i have been lowballed (in my aus) eyes a few times, i bought this guitar in aus for 599, and yeah the refinish was done by a pro 2pac car refin company.
    i guess this is why im having trouble selling the thing :lol:
     
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  11. Evil Weasel

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    What do you guys reckon a fair price is on an Ibanez RG1620X (RG1620X - Ibanez Wiki) with a bareknuckle covered BKP warpig in the bridge and covered BKP nailbomb in the neck.

    I have never really seen another one for sale in the UK so no clue what it's worth. It's in pretty good condition with a few minor dings around the edges but nothing major.

    Considering putting it up FS/FT as none of my other gear is shifting :(
     
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    speedy thrash Random Canadian

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    How much would a platinum series bc rich mockingbird with a bc rich licensed floyd and aftermarket pickups (no names) be worth? I listed it on Kijiji for 275.
     
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    I'm thinking of selling my Jackson SL3. It's pretty much mint, so I reckon £550 is a more than reasonable price, thoughts?
     

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    frogunrua Lord of the Afros

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    I've been thinking about selling my taylor 814-ce with fishman blender system... What is a good starting price on it?

    Edit: I will not be selling it here btw. I have read the rules...
     
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    Hi guys I am selling my BC Rich NJ jrV deluxe with BC Rich molded hardshell case for 550 Euros without shipping and would like to know if it is a good price. It is in almost perfect condition aside for a leg from the case being pushed in (UPS service). One new without a case goes for 800 Euros in Europe and it cost me 900 Euros with import taxes and case when I bought it from the US.
     
  16. MaKo

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    Hi All,

    I wonder which value could be put on this baby.

    Normal wear and tear.

    See pics.
     

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    Friend of mine is selling his guitar to fund his lust for an 8 string.
    He plays a Jackson dinky. I don't know the proper name, but he said it had a '2' in it meaning it could be a DK2.
    It's three years old, and he got it new for £500. There is NO damage. dude looks after it and its just been restrung, though i don't know if that means anything.

    Picking out some key features, it is blue with a cool wood pattern and the spiky headstock points to the ground and the pickups are in a slightly triangular hole. Pretty sure that it's this one. http://blog.lumgle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/5455_Jackson_DK2_Dinky-1.png
     
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    Found a Ibanez S2075 FW in awesome condition for $995. What's the worth of these nowadays? How far down should I try to haggle sales down to? The shop is pretty expensive to begin with.
     
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    Ibanez Prestige S2075 FW Guitar | eBay

    Last one sold on ebay for $610, in excellent condition with upgraded pickups and a case.
     
  20. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Sweeps and Chugs

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    How much should i sell my Dual recto for its mint? Looks like new.
     

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