Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

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Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by billboneys » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:11 am

What is a fair price for a Novak JM-90 Bridge pickup. It's from 2013, used and includes a cream cover.
Thanks for your input.

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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by mbene085 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:37 am

The average used pickup goes for the neighbourhood of 50-60% of its price when new. Novaks and other boutique pickups are often listed for more - I've seen people asking as high as 80%, but I don't know how often they have actually sold at those prices. It's a niche market and not a huge volume of Novaks seem to be up for sale, so there's a high variation in pricing.

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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by gnoleb » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:54 pm

Is a new one for $95 really out of reach? The guy is kind of a miracle worker and it would be nice to support him with your cash. He'll custom-wind for you or do whatever you want, as well. My JM-180 is fantastic and a bargain at full price.

If you can't, you can't, I just like to remind people to vote with their wallet instead of always looking for the cheapest.

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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by timtam » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:13 pm

There's a 2017 P-90 pair asking US$170 on ebay currently ...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Curtis-Novak-P ... 2902915643

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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by mbene085 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:14 am

timtam wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:13 pm
There's a 2017 P-90 pair asking US$170 on ebay currently ...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Curtis-Novak-P ... 2902915643
Says they're unused.
gnoleb wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:54 pm
Is a new one for $95 really out of reach? The guy is kind of a miracle worker and it would be nice to support him with your cash. He'll custom-wind for you or do whatever you want, as well. My JM-180 is fantastic and a bargain at full price.

If you can't, you can't, I just like to remind people to vote with their wallet instead of always looking for the cheapest.
Can't argue with this. I have ordered 4 pickups from him so far and each order was something that nobody else in the world was offering. He's truly a gift to the Offset community with his creativity and talent. I'm happy to support him and I do feel guilty about the one pickup of his that I bought used - though that was what convinced me to place my first order for new ones!

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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by leokula » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:42 am

Nothing wrong with buying used stuff. Guy has to pay his bills and so do you, it's just a guitar pickup after all, It's not like either of you are stopping world hunger.
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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by Verdugo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:56 am

gnoleb wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:54 pm
Is a new one for $95 really out of reach? The guy is kind of a miracle worker and it would be nice to support him with your cash. He'll custom-wind for you or do whatever you want, as well. My JM-180 is fantastic and a bargain at full price.

If you can't, you can't, I just like to remind people to vote with their wallet instead of always looking for the cheapest.
I was unware of him. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Seems like an individual worth supporting indeed.

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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by mbene085 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:07 am

leokula wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:42 am
Nothing wrong with buying used stuff. Guy has to pay his bills and so do you, it's just a guitar pickup after all, It's not like either of you are stopping world hunger.
I wasn't really serious about feeling guilty. I do enjoy supporting someone who designs and builds as good a product as Curtis, though. I have 5 pickups of his and counting, and it just doesn't get any better than these.

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Re: Fair Price for Novak JM-90 Bridge Pickup

Post by JagInTheBag » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:00 pm

Pay whatever they ask. They are worth it.

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