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Surf Green AVRI Jaguar, 06

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:20 pm
by trb1
All,
I recently purchased a Surf Green '06 American Vintage 62 Jaguar. I really like the guitar, but am considering selling it or trading it for a Jaguar (I think) I would prefer more: Johnny Marr or American Original. I prefer a thicker neck, but in truth, I have not been able to actually try either of those models. I like this one, but may not stick with it.

My question: how rare is the Surf Green color? From my research, I found it was only offered for a limited time. I don't know how limited, nor do I really understand how desirable (subjective, I know) the color and model is. I have seen the Reverb comps on sold versions of this guitar, and from the prices, I think it may be something people want....your feedback would be great.

My first Jaguar, and I am enjoying it a lot! It's added to my guitars that my mustang and jazzmaster don't have. Love it!

Re: Surf Green AVRI Jaguar, 06

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:04 pm
by Pepe Silvia
I think you could trade that straight for a Sherwood Green Marrguar if you wanted.

In this market, I would put that on Reverb for $3500 and see where it goes.

Re: Surf Green AVRI Jaguar, 06

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:30 pm
by trb1
Thanks for the response! I think a Sherwood Marrguar would be cool.

I get it about the market, but $3500?! Are they that rare?

The most recent sales of these were 2K without shipping, but hey, why not push it?! Right? :)

Re: Surf Green AVRI Jaguar, 06

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:40 pm
by FrankRay
I think in the UK they aren't particularly desirable, especially since there are so many custom colour options since these were released. I dont think it would get more than about £1200 here, realistically.

Certainly not $3500. That's beat up vintage prices. Also, the AV65s are just much better in every way. I think the firemist AV65 is possibly the most desirable of all the newer Jags, with the exception of the thin skins which definitely go for a bit more. There's one in daphne blue on ebay at the moment for £2000, but it hasn't sold for a bit. Very beautiful guitar.

Re: Surf Green AVRI Jaguar, 06

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:44 pm
by Pepe Silvia
The highest most recent 62 AVRI sale on Reverb was $2800. Who knows the color. I don't think I've ever seen a surf green one for sale in the last 10 years in the USA.

Re: Surf Green AVRI Jaguar, 06

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:56 pm
by trb1
FrankRay wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:40 pm
I think in the UK they aren't particularly desirable, especially since there are so many custom colour options since these were released. I dont think it would get more than about £1200 here, realistically.

Certainly not $3500. That's beat up vintage prices. Also, the AV65s are just much better in every way. I think the firemist AV65 is possibly the most desirable of all the newer Jags, with the exception of the thin skins which definitely go for a bit more. There's one in daphne blue on ebay at the moment for £2000, but it hasn't sold for a bit. Very beautiful guitar.
I appreciate the information. I, too, have heard opinions on the AVRI vs AV quality. Having never played them both, I can't say yes or no on quality. I can say my guitar is great quality and I would not be disappointed to keep it. I definitely want to try some AV and JMJs to compare.

It's funny on the pricing. Some things sell for seemingly way more than they are worth, while others of the same type sit. I guess it's down to timing and demand? I was going off of the pricing from this Reverb page:
https://reverb.com/price-guide/guide/29 ... surf-green
It seems 5 of the last 10 were sold for over $2k with three of those in 2021. Shrug.

Maybe the market in the US is better for these?

Thanks again for the feedback!

Re: Surf Green AVRI Jaguar, 06

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:00 pm
by trb1
Pepe Silvia wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:44 pm
The highest most recent 62 AVRI sale on Reverb was $2800. Who knows the color. I don't think I've ever seen a surf green one for sale in the last 10 years in the USA.
Thanks Pepe! I find Reverb confusing at times...not only the price guides but also the prices! :) I posted this link in another response to this thread, but looks like these go for around $2k and a bit above, especially this year, assuming the link is accurate It may not be!

https://reverb.com/price-guide/guide/29 ... surf-green

I like your price better, though! ;)

Cheers