How much is your guitar worth -- Find date and value.
N.B: This is a work in progress. I'd like everyone to contribute. Your help adding to this thread will help many players and guitar enthusiasts.
Last updated: July 17 2007.
Okay, you've just found a junk pile acoustic in your basement. It has a mark on it which is either wet damp setting in or Bo Diddley's signature. Your pretty sure it's Bo's signature though, so you turn to the net to confirm. Which brings us to you being here. Is your guitar worth 44 cents or 44 thousand?
Chances are it's not even worth 44 cents or his signature, but rather a good sign the foundations of your house are about to cave in. Nevertheless, if you like turning a blind eye to reality (and who doesn't), here's how to find out:
Search for your guitar on eBay. This will give you an idea of what the market is willing to pay.
Comprehensive information and up-to-date pricing on plenty of guitars.
Multitudes of guitar catalogs.
50 bucks for an appraisal from Gruhn Guitars out of Nashville, TN.
Dating your guitar
If all else fails
Ask us here in the forum. But please remember to provide pictures and as much information as possible. It takes us a fair bit of time to research the guitars people ask us about, so we can't check everyone.
Users who post often to the forums and make such requests are more likely to be helped out.