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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Gibson Les Paul

Hey everyone,
I have a 2006 Gibson Les Paul Special I bought off my body a few years ago. I was wondering how much it’s worth and how much I possibly could get for it on let’s say ebay... thanks for all your help! I have pictures but I’m not sure how I post them in...

Aria guitar info


did you ever get any info about your guitar. I have a Aria custom guitar with serial number 765507 black with white trim. That I am trying to find out more info about as well..

I emailed aria guitars about it but received " We have checked through old archives existed.
However we are afraid we couldn't track the production detail from the information provided.

Unfortunately there are some record and information had been missing over the year. We apologise for any inconvenience might be caused."

Thanks Dave

What's this guitar?

I've come across a MELODY GUITAR. Needs work but not sure what I'm working with. Email me for pictures.

The mysterious guitar

So my grandpa gave me this guitar.
I tried to figure out what guitar it was but I searched everywhere and no one knows.
I do know that its a "Sonora" the model# is "C - 9BK"
Its an acoustic guitar color is black.

Washburn WI 66A "Evil Twin"

I've had this Washburn WI 66A Korean "Evil Twin" for a couple of years and can't find anything about it except that Nick Catanese left the Washburn relationship around 2009. Serial N 04031221 Plays really good. Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks. Stan

Value of my three guitars

I have three acoustic guitars that I purchased brand new. They wire bought, put in a climate controlled storage unit and never played.i loosened the strings slightly on all three before putting them in the storage unit. The first one is a 2010 Martin d41 standard. The second guitar is a 2011 Taylor 914ce with expression system engleman spruce top and ebony tuners. The third guitar is a 2012 Gibson doves in flight faded red cherry in maple.All three guitars are in their cases in the original boxes. The reason I purchased these guitars was to try to ease the pain of a mistake I made back in 1995.Back when I was thirteen, I'm now 66, I thought I would start a band with my friends on the block. I had a crappy well worn penco electric guitar at the time. Dad takes me to the local music store in Cherry Hill NJ and buys me a brand new 1966 guild starfire V with bigsby tail piece in faded red cherry and a brand new fender bandmaster amp with a chrome stand with wheels. I looked good playing in the band but I sucked at playing the guitar and I still do to this day! The band lasted about a month. The guild was put in the closet, and I traded the bandmaster for a 1966 Schwinn stingray 5 speed.The guild sat in the closet till 95. It was then I came up with the bright idea to go buy an acoustic and try to learn how to finger pick. Pulled the guild out out closet,drove to the music center and traded it for a new penco acoustic guitar with a crappy used cardboard case.Im pretty sure they were high five in each other as I drove away. That guild was in mint condition.i remember dad paid 350.00 for it. Years later I was in the guitar center and on the wall was a 66 guild loaded with nicks and scratches for 3000.00 So that's my story.Any info on the price of my guitars would be greatly appreciated.

Looking for Estimate on Guild 12 String

I've looked around for any info i could find...
I have a 1965 Guild D-212M, Serial# 101331
trying to find $ Value, any help would be appreciated.

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