July 9th, 2012, 08:30 PM
I have an unmodified, 1982 Fullerton made, '57 reissue Strat in black with the maple board and original tweed case which I have "reinherited." It is in lightly played, very good condition.
A player at our Church wants it and has made a no-haggle offer of "whatever you think is fair." I paid $500.00 for it in 1989, and I see the stupid-high asking prices of up to $7k for similar condition on gbase. What are these things actually trading hands for in the real world? I don't want to gouge the gentleman nor sell myself short.
July 9th, 2012, 08:48 PM
You'll get an idea of what it's worth if you look around on here:
July 9th, 2012, 09:45 PM
Likely $5k-$7k. Is all case candy present?
July 9th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Yeah. It's all there. It was 7 years old when I bought it, on lay-away at 21, but I am the original owner. It was backup to my '77 "Lowell" Strat my Dad bought me. So it never really got much use. After '96 it hit the closet circuit.
I gave it to my nephew a year and a half ago on his 18th birthday. He and my sister lived with me from when he was a toddler 'til he was 11, and this was the guitar he would play with and he loved it. He had non-Hodgkins lymphoma and my sister gave it back to me at his funeral.
If I had known it was worth that much, I would have sold it a long time ago. the money would have helped him alot.
July 10th, 2012, 01:07 AM
Holy cow, why such a high price?
Ghost of SRV
July 10th, 2012, 12:50 PM
I think the Internet dealers way overprice these. That said $2500-$3500 seems to be a sellable range. Certain pickup bobbin colors will increase the value a lot. I think red is the rarest. Hope that helps.
July 10th, 2012, 12:58 PM
They are going for over $2,000.00. Some over $3,000.00 and others over $4,000.00
July 10th, 2012, 01:27 PM
I wish there were some tracking on those gbase ads. Then we could see how long those overpriced guitars stay in inventory or what they actually sell for. I am going to see what these sold for on ebay over the last 6 months. But $2500 seems like my number.
July 10th, 2012, 03:43 PM
IF you go to 'completed auctions' on the page where you are looking at those astronomical BIN prices, you will get to the completed auctions and knnkow what those gutiars sold or didn't sell for. You have to have an account to get to teh 'completed auctions'. Anytiem I see those 'unsupportable' BIN prices, I know that someone is looking for really inexpensive worldwide advertising....and they would gladly accept payment at that price if someone has more money than sense. !!! Sometimes fish bite even if the bait is not what they think it is, right?
Take a look at gbase.com....dealer asking prices. A VGC Black'82....$2100....non-oriignal case, no papers. A rare Fiesta red with al lthe stuff....$6990. Another one...sunburst I think....at $5500. I would have thought that those last two were high??? HEY, a fellow told me one time that you won't get it if you don't ask for it. Another fellow told me that you can always come down...but you can never go up in the middle of the deal.
Now, where did I put those FEnder boxes with those '57RI's that I never unpacked????? LOL Man, at those prices, one will have to start being very cautious about these RI's being faked, eh?
July 10th, 2012, 03:43 PM
ted68, I am sorry for your loss.
July 10th, 2012, 04:00 PM
i have a 1-25-82 62 reissue in sunburst and red bobbin pickups..the grey bobbins were the rarest but they red were not far behind...standard bobbin was black. grey and red usually do not appear on guitars with serial # over v004000...mine is voo2506.
i picked it out new for a friend in july 82 and he never learned to play...and then he put it under the bed and then got an auto-immune disease that is making him deaf so he sold me the guitar for 2000 usd knowing it was worth more....because i told him.... but he sold it to me anyway because he knew i would keep it and not sell it...his grandmother bought it for him new so i told him i would keep it unless i really needed the money.
the next day i took it to the local music shop and a local internest that collects guitars and had sold an es335 to the guy that looks for old guitars for keith richards...he has a standing offer to me for 4500.00 us dollars for it.
i did not accept and it has been almost 3 years now.
they are very well made instruments and collectable....they are 30 years old now. the same age as a 54 was in 1984.
i like the body contours also and i have a july 82 57 ( sunburst ) reissue body i am using for a partscaster im putting together...and i bought a set of original 82 black bobbin pickups...this body originally had the grey bobbins in it.
yours being an 82 it could have the rare color pickups and a custom color...which makes it worth more.
have you ever looked at the pickups ?