Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:34 am

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Dear lord...

https://reverb.com/item/39836720-1962-f ... t=39836720
$8.5k for a '62 jag. Good god.
it's not even a custom colour
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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by rbrcbr » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:43 am

graceless wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:11 am
rbrcbr wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Dear lord...

https://reverb.com/item/39836720-1962-f ... t=39836720
$8.5k for a '62 jag. Good god.
You know, I often think about opening a guitar shop, since I already spend so much time scouring the internet for guitars and related stuff and Id'd enjoy it more than working my current job...but then I think about how much guitar shops probably struggled over the past year due to COVID and how listing a '62 jag for almost $9k is a shot in the dark to push prices into the stratosphere and keep the rent paid by selling a guitar marked up 300%. And how I get it as I'd also be trying to keep the lights on....but damn dude. A '62 jag for $8.5k. Fucking madness

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by graceless » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:52 am

Guitar stores and manufacturers have had their best year EVER

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by rbrcbr » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:17 am

graceless wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:52 am
Guitar stores and manufacturers have had their best year EVER
And that's the other thing that came to mind while I was typing that last comment - I've heard manufacturers can't even keep up with demand right now and the shops can't keep inventory. Wild to think about.

I'm wondering if we'll get to a point where we'll see a bunch of stuff flood the market.
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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by Highnumbers » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:17 am

rbrcbr wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:43 am
graceless wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:11 am
rbrcbr wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:34 pm
Dear lord...

https://reverb.com/item/39836720-1962-f ... t=39836720
$8.5k for a '62 jag. Good god.
You know, I often think about opening a guitar shop, since I already spend so much time scouring the internet for guitars and related stuff and Id'd enjoy it more than working my current job...but then I think about how much guitar shops probably struggled over the past year due to COVID and how listing a '62 jag for almost $9k is a shot in the dark to push prices into the stratosphere and keep the rent paid by selling a guitar marked up 300%. And how I get it as I'd also be trying to keep the lights on....but damn dude. A '62 jag for $8.5k. Fucking madness
If scouring the internet is the only way that you'd be able to find inventory, don't consider opening a guitar store.

Finding inventory at below-retail prices is the hardest part of that business and it was made even harder during Covid because traditional outlets for fresh inventory (especially guitar shows) were all closed. No wonder people are stretching their asking prices as far as the market will allow - there isn't presumably another guitar walking in the door!

This is also why it's difficult running a mail order-only guitar shop. When the widow down the street doesn't know you're around because you don't have a brick and mortar location, good luck buying her husband's old guitar.

Not that we don't see dealers buying stuff online and flipping it, but at that point they are competing with the general public and have to be extremely quick to snag anything that is at sub-retail prices.

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by bdf83 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:30 am

Ive just got into an argument with a guy on facebook trying to sell a sunburst 65 Jag with a dubious appraisal and a non original case for £6k.

He’s now shirty because I told him it was expensive.

Don’t think Im being an asshole

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by bterry » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:41 am

bdf83 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:30 am
Ive just got into an argument with a guy on facebook trying to sell a sunburst 65 Jag with a dubious appraisal and a non original case for £6k.

He’s now shirty because I told him it was expensive.

Don’t think Im being an asshole
Lol I’m sure you don’t.

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by bdf83 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:52 pm

bterry wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:41 am
bdf83 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:30 am
Ive just got into an argument with a guy on facebook trying to sell a sunburst 65 Jag with a dubious appraisal and a non original case for £6k.

He’s now shirty because I told him it was expensive.

Don’t think Im being an asshole
Lol I’m sure you don’t.
Fair enough, noone thinks theyre being an asshole but still.
His argument is: its all “original”, its “rare” and custom shop ones cost £4k so should be £6k.

Maybe Im wrong but £6k seems really expensive for a sunburst jag

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by mcatano » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:53 am

Choosing to engage means you've already lost.

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by smjenkins » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:42 pm

:blush:
mcatano wrote:
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Choosing to engage means you've already lost.
This is the most important lesson the internet has to teach us.
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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by windmill » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:00 pm

Thought I was over the vintage bug and have been casually following this thread just see how others are thinking about it.

But something has come up that is as rare as rocking horse shit around here and it has got me thinking.

It is priced at the top of the market, according to this thread, but its rarity over this way together with the opportunity of actually being able to play it before buying is tempting.

Will see if it is still around in a week or so.

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by graceless » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:21 pm

Just buy the damn thing.

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by smjenkins » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:07 pm

windmill wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Thought I was over the vintage bug and have been casually following this thread just see how others are thinking about it.

But something has come up that is as rare as rocking horse shit around here and it has got me thinking.

It is priced at the top of the market, according to this thread, but its rarity over this way together with the opportunity of actually being able to play it before buying is tempting.

Will see if it is still around in a week or so.
Now I'm super curious. What is it?

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by windmill » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:58 pm

LPB B&B jag

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Re: Cheapest way into a vintage offset?

Post by CivoLee » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:32 pm

graceless wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:52 am
Guitar stores and manufacturers have had their best year EVER
Hopefully it's not all just boomers trying to relive their youths and we'll have a resurgence in guitar music over the next few years...

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