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How much is your guitar worth -- Find date and value.
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Michael
Lead Virtuoso
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Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 1897
Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:45 am    Post subject: How much is your guitar worth -- Find date and value. Reply with quote

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:

Visit eBay

Search for your guitar on eBay. This will give you an idea of what the market is willing to pay.

http://www.ebay.com
http://www.ebay.co.uk
http://www.ebay.com.au



Blue Books

Comprehensive information and up-to-date pricing on plenty of guitars.

https://store.bluebookinc.com/home/Guitar.htm

VintAxe

Multitudes of guitar catalogs.

http://www.vintaxe.com/

Online Appraisal

50 bucks for an appraisal from Gruhn Guitars out of Nashville, TN.

http://www.guitarpriceonline.com/

Dating your guitar

http://www.ducksdeluxe.com/datesvc.html
http://www.gbase.com/

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.


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1bassleft
Lowdown Cack-hander
Lowdown Cack-hander


Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Posts: 4035
Location: "Hit The North"

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Users who post often to the forums and make such requests are more likely to be helped out.


Mike means, "Regular contributors to other threads who then post up a 'what is my guitar worth?' are more likely to have their question answered."

He did not mean, "Visitors who continuously bombard us with 'Here is another one I have found and have not bothered to check because I know you guys will do it for me again' are more likely to be helped out."

Just thought I'd better clarify that...
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Skitzophrenyk



Joined: 17 Jul 2007
Posts: 3
Location: Lakeville, MN

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to figure out ANYTHING about my guitar, other than the fact that its a samick, and electric. I've gone over every inch of it looking for a serial/part/model number and can't find a thing. Am I blind? An Idiot? (you're probably nodding yes, but cut me some slack =P ) any suggestions on where to find something to identify this thing with? I'll do the research myself, I just need a starting point.

Thanks so much for any help!
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lee_UK
Rolling Stone No.8
Rolling Stone No.8


Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Posts: 3386
Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit of detail and some good quality pictures would help.
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Skitzophrenyk



Joined: 17 Jul 2007
Posts: 3
Location: Lakeville, MN

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, i was hoping there was just a general location for the serial number, i guess i'm wrong? i'll see if i can get a hold of a camera.
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1bassleft
Lowdown Cack-hander
Lowdown Cack-hander


Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Posts: 4035
Location: "Hit The North"

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samicks are made in Korea (you may have heard that they also made Epiphones and numerous other brands) but Samick more recently have an Indonesian facility as Korea now gets relatively pricey. Is there "made in Korea" etched into the lacquer on the back of the headstock? Unfortunately, Korean components (like potentiometers) don't have date codes on them like American pots do. Very difficult to date a Samick, except by looking at model details against catalogue models.
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Skitzophrenyk



Joined: 17 Jul 2007
Posts: 3
Location: Lakeville, MN

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm fairly certain my samick is ANCIENT. there's nothing etched, written, or stamped on it anywhere. i did manage to get a hold of a camera and got a few pictures if anyone is interested in taking a look.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8776/guitar1tp9.jpg
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/847/guitar2cl9.jpg
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1144/guitar3cj5.jpg
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/6189/guitar4ea8.jpg
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9827/guitar5editedvf2.jpg


are there any other specifics i should add?

thanks again for any help!

Oh, and yes, 1bassleft, in the little bit of research that i could do i did read that samicks were made in korea, and that they did manufacture epiphones and a bunch of others =)
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rjhalsey
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 31 May 2007
Posts: 36
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing old about my guitars is the player behind them! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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matt_kostuch



Joined: 11 Aug 2008
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: how much is my guitar worth Reply with quote

I've recently had passed down to me a Gordon Smith GS.2.60 electric guitar - it's in very good condition - hardly been used - serial number's 08290 - I was wondering whether anyone could tell me how much it's worth?

thanks for any help
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lee_UK
Rolling Stone No.8
Rolling Stone No.8


Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Posts: 3386
Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably worth making this thread a sticky Mike, I'd forgotten all about it.
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