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  • #22298
    kiwiboy
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    hi everyone,im a newbie here so go easy on me 😀 i was wondering how to find out the value of a guitar.it is a yamaha jazz guitar and i have been told it is the last of the japan made ones but i cant find any info on the net so yeah….any help would be appreciated 😉

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    • #73455
      lee_UK
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      Must admit mini humbuckers wouldnt be my choice, i prefer Standards any day.

    • #73506
      SB
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      Hi batman,

      If it were from 1969 you’d be about right. This was the first year the Standard was renamed the Deluxe so the 69 is a bit more highly prized than the others. The VG price guide places the value of the 1970 Goldtop between $2,000 to $2,800 USD. If yours is actually a 1971 the estimate is $1,900 to $2,300. I know these prices probably look low to you for a 70’s Paul but a lot of guys don’t care for the mini-humbuckers much. This was an issue with these guitars and by the mid 70’s Gibson offered regular humbuckers as an option.

      In the end of course these are all just opinions. Good luck with the sale of your guitar. SB

    • #73464
      batman
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      [quote=”SB”]

      SB;

      You seem to be the resident “expert” on older guitar valuation.
      I can’t seem to get a straight answer. I have a Les Paul Deluxe
      Gold Top bought new in 1971 (a hard earned $ 300) with the slim humbucker pickups.

      The guitar is in very good to excellent shape, a couple small checks in the finish near the cut away, other wise all original, in original rectangular case
      with orange plush velour. The back is pristine clear as is the front.

      I would like to sell it actually as I play only acoustic these days and
      cannt really find a comparable axe on Ebay.
      I am guessing something in the $ 2500 – $ 3,500 range.

      Can you offer any way to determine the value?

      Thanks

    • #73487
      1bassleft
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      That does indeed look sweet, Kiwi. SB is the man on pricing the vintages, so I can only add one more thing. I suggest you stick a search for that Yam on eBay and watch auctions as they go. That way, you’ll get an idea of ‘street’ prices being fetched. Lovely semi 😀

    • #73502
      kiwiboy
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      thanx alot guys 😀

    • #73456
      SB
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      The pixs work kiwiboy, good job.

      You’ve got yourself a sweetheart there. The guitar is a Yamaha AE-11 produced from 1966-1974. According to the 2005 Vintage Guitar Price Guide the value is between $500-$700 US.

    • #73460
      kiwiboy
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    • #73466
      1bassleft
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      That helps, but any model name or number would be even better. Does the headstock say anything. Post a pic if you can.

      English bedtime (overdue) now, so forgive me if I don’t get straight back.

    • #73486
      kiwiboy
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      thanks matey…yeah it does have a serial number on the fretboard…..
      27346

    • #73504
      1bassleft
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      Hello and welcome, Kiwi. Pics definitely help. Here’s a link to my thread on how to put pics up on Guitarsite:
      https://www.guitarsite.com/hotlicks/viewtopic.php?t=658

      Also incredibly useful are any info you find on model number, serial number… that type of thing. For a well-known make like Yamaha, a ball-park value should be a cinch. All the best,

    • #73476
      kiwiboy
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      oh and i have pics if someone could help me post them 😉

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