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:

Visit eBay

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

Blue Books

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


Multitudes of guitar catalogs.

Online Appraisal

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.

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i have a quest (by vantage i think) atak 1 japanese electric guitar. i believe it was manufactured in the (late?) seventies. it has a modern, angular body and unusualy a humbucking pick up at the neck as opposed to the bridge position where there is a single coil.
does anyone have any other info on this guitar? what might it have cost at the time of manufacture and what is it worth today?

thanks-in anticipation, for your reply!
jonathan-york, england

Hi. I was wondering if anyone could give me an estimate on what this guitar could be worth. I'm posting this for my father who isn't very computer savy so any quesstions you have I'll have to ask him. Here is the information we have on the guitar. It's a Gibson Marauder. The number on the guitar is 72769588ydddy and the date on it is October 3, 1979. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.

I have a Taka 12 string M# Ta 500 dont care if it is worth anything at all..Looks like new and play very good and sounds Great just wanted to see if any one knows anything about it... who make it where maybe how long ago...I am giving it to my son just wanted to know a little about it...Thanks Billy

I have an Epiphone Les Paul model electric guitar. It's black with an ivory pick guard. The serial number is S6069449. Can you help me price this thing? Thanks.

Hey Guys!

Need help re value of guitar.

Its my uncles and sadly he passed away.

Its a black and white fender stratocaster.

I know it was made between 84- 87.

Cant find any on Ebay- they all say SQUIRE which this is not.

Its has original hard case and strap.

Its in good condition- Needs to be played man!!

Help me out if poss or point me in the right direction...


p.s ive got pics, but cant work out how to put them on.


help every one good luck

Hi people, not shure how this works its the first time I use a forum. I repair guitars and I bought this BC RICH LA SERIES ( on head stock ),It has a soloist body shape, floating floyd rose ,active pick ups and diamond inlays on rosewood neck. Also the neck plate reads Serial number BC1954 L.A. California USA . All gold hardware and all seems to be origanal. I started to tear down this old girl to re build her but I can't find any info thats of value to me, what year is it? how many were made? Hopefully someone can help?

These kind of topics are always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content so I'm happy to find many good point here in the post, writing is simply great, thank you for the post.

I am new to this site and was wanting to see what the value was of my guitar. Many of the post I have read seem to me that the peolple on here are very knowledgable and know way more than I do or can find on the internet. I tried looking for my guitar on E-bay but could not find it so I could not go off of their price listings. Thats the problem I'm having is finding anyone selling them to find what kind of price I should be asking if I decide to sell. Any input would be appreciated. Thank, Joy

I've recently was given a guitar from one of my moms friends. It's n decent condition with small scratches. It is a brand called "La Primera" I can find nothing about this brand. It's model # is faint but I believe it says LC100. It has very nice artwork on it of a lady's face crying and a quote to saying "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" Referring to the George Harrison song. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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