Small vintage 7ender amps: rising prices!

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Stefan, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    You‘ll rub your eyes:

    That’s of course an extreme example, but the prices for small vintage Fenders are rapidly increasing. You won‘t get a SF PRINCETON under 1.4k in germany meanwhile, BF Vibro Champs not under 1k, some are significantly more expensive. SF Champs and Broncos the same. Brownface Princetons not under 2 k. What’s going on?
  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Do you think that the price of a Kemper will rise that way in the years to come ? I don't know... o_O

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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    A few more years and your iPad will do everything the Kemper does!
  4. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Even if those prices are ridiculous- I‘d bet no amp from 2019 will be offered in 40-60 years...
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  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  6. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    For sure- Nocturne, Vintage Sound Amps, Swart and all the other fine boutique amps will be alive and kickin‘ in forty years from now! But for sure none of the industrial built amps!
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  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Actually there is a way some daws can do what a Kemper does but they have to be newer versions of the DAWs
  8. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    May 13, 2018
    I discovered recently that some vintage amps seem to be getting very reasonable. Here's a search of completed auction Deluxe Reverbs (mostly SF) I did the other day: (of course, these are in the USA)

    $999 silverface mid 70's
    $695 working SF chassis
    $899 SF complete '76.
    $1975 BF 1965
    $1000 '72 SF
    $687 '77 SF
    $671 '77 SF
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  9. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    There was a non reverb Princeton on UK ebay for weeks at £750 with no takers.

    Asking is not the same as getting.
  10. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Welcome to Australian prices Stefan :)
    For decades that's what we've had to pay for new Fender, Vox, Marshall amps.
    Vintage ha ..... if you can find one here at all you can double your prices again.
    Even crappy Boss pedals are expensive here :)
  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    You can dream up every price for any item. I cross my fingers that anybody will pay it.
  12. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    I would expect them to become harder to find as time passes, and therefore more expensive. Also, the people buying then will be older and have more money, and they are not just paying for an amp and sound, but memories, history, nostalgia and perceived coolness factor.
  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Only 3 years ago I still stumbled over $3/400 dollar ‘70 Champs in my Dutch locals(I was tempted). Now they’re all nearing $700.
    That’s quite a price hike for such a relatively short period. Not sure what’s going on there.
  14. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Gretschie

    May 11, 2016
    5 watt world is driving up prices.
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    They’ve become more common in the last decade for sure, but this reeks more of a trend. I wonder if it will blow over and I should hang on to my 100W plexi clone(it’s practically worthless now) to send the kids to college. Well one of them anyway.
  16. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Nope - the prices on obsolete computer based stuff always drops to the bottom of the ocean.
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  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    I sold my all original '76 non boost for $1000.00 and it still took a minute. Totally healthy and awesome sounding.
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  18. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    8-Ender is the name of curling broom.
  19. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Electromatic

    Jul 22, 2019
    Tone Master.

    Apparently, people are running the other way...
  20. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    No one wants to buy twin reverbs anymore :(. Look at this, 2 examples from Guitar Point, germany. Both are sold:



    Or Reverb:

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