Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by graceless » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:53 pm

The AVRI colors are awesome but I would never be caught dead paying today's prices for one. They are nudging up towards CS and vintage territory (especially for the jags)

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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by kamillebidan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:20 pm

Powdered Toast Man wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:40 pm


Yes, the AVRI (pre-2012) are not as good as the AV (12-17) or AO (18-present). The entire American Vintage line was redone from the ground up and relaunched in 2012. The AO series is the same parts and pieces as the preceding AV series with just a few tweaks to the specs like the 9.5" neck radius and the fret wire (both of which are basically Custom Shop specs).

I have an AO60's Tele and it blows away my 2008 AVRI 52 Tele. Everything is just a step up. The AO60's Tele in particular is the best guitar I've ever laid hands on. It's all the parts from the AV64 except they added body binding (to make it a Tele Custom) and the 9.5" fretboard radius and taller fret wire.
Good to know :) I've been hankering for a bound Tele in sunburst and I just might pull the trigger now on an AO. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by johnnysomersett » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:22 pm

If you're patient enough you can still get them for reasonable deals, depending on from where and condition.

I sold my (very) roadworn Aztec Gold AV65 JM for £900 just a few months ago (with full Mastery bridge/Vibrato/tree upgrade) and a couple of weeks ago snagged an AV65 Jag in Ice Blue Metallic, with just a couple of blemishes, for £1350 landed from Japan (through Ishibashi). That's verging on the price they were new I think but IMHO not too bad considering desirability and current demand.

eBay and Reverb asking prices are not really a good yardstick for actual real-world prices either...too many chancers trying to capitalise. They almost always end up having to sit in their 'investment' for long enough that they get agitated and start dropping the price. Patience, as always, seems to be key
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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by smora » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:59 pm

johnnysomersett wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:22 pm
I sold my (very) roadworn Aztec Gold AV65 JM for £900 just a few months ago (with full Mastery bridge/Vibrato/tree upgrade) and a couple of weeks ago snagged an AV65 Jag in Ice Blue Metallic, with just a couple of blemishes, for £1350 landed from Japan (through Ishibashi). That's verging on the price they were new I think but IMHO not too bad considering desirability and current demand.
Wait, is it this one?

https://reverb.com/item/43758481-fender ... erican-usa

Looks like he's trying to get around double what he paid you for it. I would've took this off your hands for that price. I don't mind guitars that look like this, especially if it happened naturally. Were the frets really worn on it? I'm guessing they were. He probably won't drop it into a reasonable price range, but at the right price I'd pick it up.

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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by Loobster » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:00 am

What's my 2008 shell pink thin skin AVRI worth? $2800?

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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by johnnysomersett » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:11 am

smora wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:59 pm
johnnysomersett wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:22 pm
I sold my (very) roadworn Aztec Gold AV65 JM for £900 just a few months ago (with full Mastery bridge/Vibrato/tree upgrade) and a couple of weeks ago snagged an AV65 Jag in Ice Blue Metallic, with just a couple of blemishes, for £1350 landed from Japan (through Ishibashi). That's verging on the price they were new I think but IMHO not too bad considering desirability and current demand.
Wait, is it this one?

https://reverb.com/item/43758481-fender ... erican-usa

Looks like he's trying to get around double what he paid you for it. I would've took this off your hands for that price. I don't mind guitars that look like this, especially if it happened naturally. Were the frets really worn on it? I'm guessing they were. He probably won't drop it into a reasonable price range, but at the right price I'd pick it up.
Yeah, that's the one. He took out the WRHB and tort guard, changed two things and is trying to double his money. The frets weren't too bad, probably have one or two heavy dresses left in them. For a long time I had the neck from another JM attached that saw most of the wear and tear.

I thought £900 was more than fair considering it had all the Mastery stuff and it sold within 30mins on FB (no bites on here after a few days of posting so resorted to the idiot masses).

He's clearly an idiot at he's listed it as Firemist instead of the obvious shade of Aztec
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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by N0_Camping4U » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:29 am

If you plan to keep it and know what you want spec-wise just grab a Guitar Mill body, neck from anywhere you want, and roll your own.
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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by August » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:15 pm

Yep.

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Re: Current AVRI Jazzmaster prices - are they worth it?

Post by Larsongs » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:31 pm

Larsongs wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:43 am
Brand new American JM’s MAP Prices range from $1400 to $2100 for Production built USA Guitars. Excludes CS & FSR’s… I’m sure there is one of those that would be a great Guitar.

Prices are still negotiable & 15% - 20% discounts are doable…

That would be the route I’d be taking & I own xlnt AV65 JM & Jag…
With normal discounts New USA Fender regular Production Jazzmasters shouldn’t cost more than $1200-$1700+Tax.. While the AV65’s are discontinued I’m sure one or more of the current Models are excellent Guitars..

I wouldn’t pay more than that for a Used one.

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