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View Poll Results: Fair Price for '79 Fender Deluxe Reverb, non original tolex, cloth, speaker, Pwr Tran
650 17 73.91%
750 4 17.39%
850 2 8.70%
950 0 0%
1050 0 0%
More than 1050 0 0%
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Old March 29th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fair price for a '79 Fender Deluxe Reverb non-original

I am interested in opinions on what a fair price would be for a '79 Fender Deluxe Reverb in the following condition.
  • Power transformer replace
  • Tube rectifier ciruit restored
  • Tolex replaced (15 years)
  • Grill cloth replaced (15 years)
  • Celestion speaker (no original speaker available)
  • original footswitch
  • original push/pull pot
  • original line out jack in the back
Appearance is very good.


I am buying it from a relative and want to give him a fair price. He doesn't want anything for it.


Thanks for any thoughts on the matter.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like his price !
An a deal like this pay what ever lets you sleep at night.
I don't sleep so I'd make him bring it over and buy lunch.

Otherwise on the low end of your poll.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the $650 would be more than fair.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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700 if it was not recapped in the last 20 years.

up to 950 if the caps are redone in the last 5 years, but that is getting pricey IMO. But for a turn Key DR no hassle maybe a no brainer.

I passed on a 76 with a weber and a P12N for 1150, all original. I can still get it anytime I want. FWIW


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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think the $650 would be more than fair.


I think that is low to be more than fair to all...


Again, just IMO.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not a whole lot original left on it.
All prices you listed are too high for me.
I paid $700 for a 78 DR all original except for a cap job, 5 years ago.
That was a good deal, but prices have dropped since then.

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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments. That gives me some idea. I'd rather bet dealing with a stranger than a relative. :)
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not a whole lot original left on it.
All prices you listed are too high for me.
I paid $700 for a 78 DR all original except for a cap job, 5 years ago.
That was a good deal, but prices have dropped since then.

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I'd say DR and PR have not gone down much if at all.


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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sad, but only a few years ago, a decent SFTR would fetch $450. Guess they are more in demand!
I remember in the early 70's at our local music store, guys were trading in their blackfaces, and only getting 1-200 in trade.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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another nw opinion...

I got mines for about 500 with the reverb needing a solder and a bunch non-original, and needing caps... So I've got around 800 in mine (total) and feel like that's fair. Based on what I see on Craigslist, SFDR in decent shape sellers usually ask 800-900 and if it's a collectible, original condition DR people seem to want 1000+. (I figure closed deals probably average 700-800 around here.)

I think you're getting a good deal at $650--I think I might insist on paying uncle 500 and give many thanks... and make him lunch, bring some beers home to share, etc. : )
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Your relative doesn't want it,... maybe he wants you to have it from the bottom of his heart. To give him full street value wouldn't allow him to feel as good about the 'gifting' part. Maybe as Mercy ^ says.... $500.00.... Does he or she 'need' the money?....
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Old March 31st, 2012, 11:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks all for the comments and the poll entries. I paid $760 and judging from the poll results that sounds like it was generous. So I did good. Thanks all.
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