I was thinking the same thing. I love the Jet but think the price is right at what it cost when new. Maybe suggest a lower price to the seller.I think Gretsch guitars are great and I have 2 Sparkle Jets but, at least in Canadian dollars, that is not a great deal. Maybe in Europe, Gretsch guitars are a lot more expensive than in America but that is, to me, pretty close to New price.
Of course, I haven't bought a guitar since 2014 so maybe my perspective is skewed.
Custom Shop would charge $300 for that chip!! I would leave it myself to document the history of the guitar. You would have to find someone who really knows wood and stain to match that. Better hurry, someone might snag it!! LOL!it's always been a dream to have a green sparkle jet, never had the funds and never really seen one before. as for the chip in the back, do you know what stain matchless the color? or who to ask on here for touch up like that? I can do the rest like filling will lacquer e.t.c
Ouch!! That sucks the long dong big time!! Hope you get it straightened out soon!!tried to buy it and card ended up being declined from bank, now I have a blocked card and the lovely British bank will not unblock it! stuck in sweden cardless! cannot believe my luck, guitar is not happing, even food shopping is not happing until I resolve this stupid situation...