New to Gretsch

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by magillmagic, Nov 28, 2021.

  1. magillmagic

    magillmagic Electromatic

    4
    Nov 28, 2021
    UK
    Hi, could somebody help me regarding price for a G3156,
    I'm close to buying but there is so little info online to guide me.
    The one I'm looking at is stock and in great condition,
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

    318
    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    Use to see them go for $650 to $850 range up until a few years ago. They usually go for $1000-$1200 now days. Recently Historics have became more collectable. So they are harder to come by, but not necessarily worth more. Just to give an idea of what the collector value would be on it, the prototype recently sold at auction. So if you like the colors and the cat's eyes, go for it. Otherwise you could buy a new Gretsch of equal playability for the same money. Mine was $500 new, on closeout sale at a music store in about 2005. It came with the soft Gretsch case, not a hard case. So figure that into the value too.

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  3. magillmagic

    magillmagic Electromatic

    4
    Nov 28, 2021
    UK
    I'm in the uk, so $1000 is about £750, that's not far off the asking price, I'm extremely tempted.
    Much appreciated,
    Thank you.
     
  4. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome to GT magillmagic!

    Post pics if ya get it ,please. :)
     
  5. magillmagic

    magillmagic Electromatic

    4
    Nov 28, 2021
    UK
    Certainly will, decision day tomorrow, you agree with the price guess?
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Welcome friend :)
     
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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  8. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Another welcome to G-T ! Sorry I can't help re the price, I am not familiar with that guitar. All the best with your decision!

    cheers
     
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  9. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Welcome aboard! Best of luck moving forward.
     
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  10. Jeremiah_S

    Jeremiah_S Electromatic

    77
    Oct 19, 2018
    New England
    I see one on Reverb for sale for 995 but here are the sold stats (not ASKING stats, but SOLD AT, stats)

    DateConditionSold Price
    5/7/2021Very Good$1,050.28
    2/23/2021Excellent$800
    2/4/2021Excellent$947.42
    11/1/2020Good$700
    9/2/2020Excellent$800
    8/1/2020Excellent$1,106.82
    1/30/2020Very Good$850
    9/14/2018Excellent$765
    6/2/2018Very Good$550
    4/23/2016Mint$350
     
  11. magillmagic

    magillmagic Electromatic

    4
    Nov 28, 2021
    UK
    Very helpful, thank you
     
  12. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
    73
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello Magillmagic and welcome to GT. nice to have you join us.

    Hopefully you can make a deal on the Gretsch in question.
     
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