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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by englishman, Jan 11, 2019.
Look at that fret board. If this guitar could talk bet it could rip some yarns
Ouch that one is hard to look at. $800???? He’s dreaming
Then I have a pair of late 50's DeArmonds and complete harness with your name on it.
Not if those electronics spent some time soaking in water. I agree that the guitar looks like it was a flood victim. Not worth anything to me... RIP.
Oh man, Weather damage, new fret job, new binding, electronics prob need be replaced. dot inlays. I'd offer 25 bucks for the pick up. I'm with LMD. SAD!! This isn't a rescue. It's a complete restoration job. Not worth it when there are so many beautiful brand new Gretsch guitars at a fraction of the cost. Even if it's collectable.
Uh ... she's dead.
Hm, how can a wiring be worth 800 $? Pickups are expensive sometimes, and everything that's old and rare, too, but it's just a few wires, two pots, a capacitor, a jack ... and none of that is likely to work well, or work at all. Even if it is old and rare stuff, sometimes things are just too broken...
It could be a fun (major) project.
All right, ...
You have vintage late 53-58 DeArmonds neck and bridge fully working with a vintage harness from the same period (3 ways switch + 3 pots volume pots 1M or 500k+ 1 stacked tone pot 250/500 and its caps ... all original for $350.
I'm here. I will added $25 for postal, I'm waiting pics and will paypal.
Maybe the seller meant $80. Just to help with my education -- this guitar in the hands of a skilled luthier and a genius artisan... what would it be worth upon completions (pretty much just to its original splendor)?
What are the chances it isn't even a Gretsch and just some cheap kit or copy.
Well, this one is on Reverb for $2695.95, 1959 model. Cool thing with most vintage Gretschs, they cost right around what a brand new version would cost.
This 60s version is only $675, so...
50 years from now though when 2XXX's are selling for $2000+, someone along the line will pick up a road weary Streamliner for $75 and give a shot at their first refinish, or electronics swap and butcher it and try to sell it for $1500. There will be a group of folks just like us, maybe on this same forum, shaking our heads and wondering who would do such a thing to a vintage instrument. And there would be a certain number clamoring for those vintage BroadTrons. The big difference might be the binding has a better chance of still being intact.
I don’t know? That’s why I ask. All I see is a really badly painted water damage and worn out Guitar. What in particular makes these images definitely a Gretsch? I ask because I really don’t know.
Not to be snarky, but everything but the finish makes it a Gretsch. That and the tuners are the only things deviating from a standard '58 Corvette.
I think realistic price range for one of these in excellent condition would be $1000-$1500 for sunburst and $1500-2000 for ivory/gray.
No worries! I really asked because I didn’t know. I only have one Gretsch and never ever handled another or saw another in person until I got it.
I feel like someone owes me money for just looking at that, might make a good restoration project. But 80 clams seem a bit much
concerning tbe purchase potential of this git... I'm gonna quote Dana Carvey doing a George Bush Sr. imitation... "Not gonna do it, wouldn't be prudent." give this one a pass.
Some perspective, i picked this up for $1100.00.
needs a bit of work but......
Obviously, $1100 was an unusually good deal, but still, whenever I see the asking prices on these single cut Corvettes, my first thought is you could get a Streamliner for about the same money, and they're much more nicely appointed.