April 22nd, 2012, 11:40 AM
One of my local shops has a drip edge non-reverb Princeton for sale. Seems to be in great shape with no tears on the tolex or grill, couple of small scratches on the face plate. I didn't really have time to check it out since I spotted it on the way out of the store. Glanced at the price and I'm pretty sure it was marked $8??, which seemed kinda high to me.
Am I out of touch or is this a reasonable price to ask for the amp???
April 22nd, 2012, 11:53 AM
Drip edge is transitional. I'd have to look inside to tell how transitional. It's probably BF inside. It's a shop so $800 is retail.
If it's all blue caps and cloth wire inside, clean and original that's not too bad.
Another way to look at it... leave the house with $500 cash. Try to come back at the end of the day with a vintage Fender tube amp.
April 22nd, 2012, 03:21 PM
That's a little high in my opinion, unless it's had the 3 prong cord and a cap job and is all ready to go. I scored mint drip edge Princeton non verb from Elderly Instruments for $600. It was close to $800 after getting the usual maintenance done, and replacing the old oxford speaker with a copperhead. They also had a '64 non reverb Princeton not too long ago for $700.
April 22nd, 2012, 05:24 PM
Great amp, but too high. I paid 500 for mine, and feel 600 or under is good price other than blackface and older...
April 22nd, 2012, 06:02 PM
Around here the non reverbs in good shape bring about $500, the reverb models about $700. Thats Silverface models.
April 22nd, 2012, 06:57 PM
I see prices all over the place here. Some moron in Boston says his '77 Vibro Champ is a '67, he wants $800 for it! Apples to oranges comparison, the $800 price is what they have in common. We're talkin' the gap between asking and selling. Asking price on that drip edge is $8- something which is in the zone. Selling price means you throw down on it and see if they bite.
It's just talk until money changes hands.