1962 TELECASTER REISSUE 2004-2005 VALUE HELP!!!!

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  1. Tricky1325

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    Hey everyone!

    I’ve been offered a really nice double bound 1962 Fender Telecaster Reissue in 3TS that I believe was made in 2004-2005 but the guy said it was 2007. I’m really keen on it, but I need to figure out it’s value and if the price he is offering is worth taking up or negotiating on. I’m in Australia so it needs to be in AUD too.

    Check out the pic if it works to see what it looks like, ignore the words on the image.

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    Thanks so much guys!!!

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    Kyle
     
  2. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    I had original 62 pickups somebody took out to replace when SD p/ups came here. Best Fender Telecaster p/ups I've played/heard. If the re-issue is half as good I'd buy that guitar.
     
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  3. Cesspit

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    Is this a CIJ guitar ? If so, the Uk price new is just short of a grand. I would figure between £500 to £600 used, that's about $1200 Australian dollars.

    I can tell you they are excellent guitars. I trust you know the specs, neck radius etc.
    I have one and love it.
     
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  4. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    If it is a US made guitar they are around 1000-1200 EUR in the EU.
    No idea how much Australian dollars that is but that's why the internets invented online currency converters.
     
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    Yeah it’s stunning, don’t think the pickups would be as good as original ones but I was blown away with it, instantly fell in love with it. I juts don’t want to spend money on it that it isn’t worth, that’s why I need a value on it
     
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    I don’t know all the specs, as it is a vintage reissue I assume the vintage style frets, 7.25” neck radius etc. but it is certainly an amazing guitar. It has the serial number at the back of the neck near the neck pocket and I believe it said “crafted in Japan” so yeah it’s a CIJ for memory. It’s beaten up but if it’s worth $1200 AUD used I’m definitely jumping on it!

    Can u send some pictures of yours? I’d love to see it!
     
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    Yeah that’s ok, pretty sure it’s CIJ, Japanese made, so hopefully it’s worth around that $1200 AUD Mark?
     
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    Tricky thing you have is that a true market rate needs comparables

    It is all very well a USA resident/European/Japanese telling you what it would fetch there, but I suspect Aus is its own territory for imports

    As I remember it, more people live in London than Australia. Small distinct market to hope for comparables
     
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    If you like it, you'll soon forget the $$$ it cost you. Sounds like you should go for it!
     
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    I’m not looking for an exact value, just a rough estimate, there’s not that much difference between prices in different areas they all sell around the same, give or take around $100. I just need a rough estimate so I know whether I should save my pennies for it or try negotiate him down to a better price.
     
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    I’m very, very tempted it is stunning, but if I do want it I’m going to have to work very hard to save those pennies and I don’t want to be paying top dollar for it, that’s why I just need a rough estimate of its value to decide whether I should snatch it up or not.
     
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    I think 1200 is an average price for this guitar here in Australia, the 62 reissues don't come much cheaper, you can get a US standard for 1200-1600 but if the guitar is in good condition it would be worth it. I would love a 62 mij.
     
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    The guitar is pretty beaten up, with the bridge rusted, and hardware tarnishing but I really like it and the neck is in perfect condition and plays so well! But that really helps knowing it's worth around that $1200 mark, I've been offered it for $800 so that's really good!
     
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  14. WingedWords

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    Of course that's the essential.

    I have one in transparent crimson and it's lovely. It cost around £800 new a couple of years ago.

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  15. Tonetele

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    That particular sunburst would be $1600- $2000 AUD. I bought a 2004 Hwy. 1 in 2004 priced at $2,000 from a store that knew me, I got it for $1365 AUD but I broker lots of guitars and get , on average 22% off, then charge a fee to the buyer- they still win.
    The Sienna sunburst is prettier but for the sound -WOW!!
    That guitar is at least 3 pieces and not bookmatched in the centre- lessening the value.
    Reg Lindsay ( now deceased ) had one when I was a kid and played it through a Fender Twin which I later owned for 17 years.
    The originals also did not come with screws in the pickguard for the front pickup. Offer no more than $1600 for that particular guitar IMHO.
     
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    Finally located it on Reverb listed at $1462 which in AUD is about $2025 AUD. But That particular guitar has flaws and it is in at least 3 sections. Also I'm correct on those screws- not original.
    I think my maximum offer of $1600 AUD is about right. The seller can only say no, and then you go from there,that's how I deal.
    My buyers know I'll get a $2000 guitar for around $1200-$1350. I charge a small fee ( usually $100-$200 AUD ). Everyone wins. Dealer makes sale, buyer gets a great price and I charge little. That particular guitar is about (just over $2,000 AUD ) so offer $1600 and then walk if not happy. You'll be surprised.;)
     
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  17. Mike Eskimo

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    But wait - I’ve never had a CIJ or MIJ Tele that wasn’t extremely nice in the fit and finish department and -

    extremely ordinary or near-poor in the pickups/electronics department.

    In fact - of the 4 or 5 very early MIM Std Tele’s and Strat’s (90-94) I’ve had , all had better pickups and electronics than the MIJ’s.

    YMMV...
     
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  18. bluenote23

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    Honestly, over here in Canada that would be a great, great price for a used AVRI 62 but not for a Japanese guitar.
    Sorry to be the Debby Downer.
     
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    Acoording to page 120 of the 2018 vintage guitar price guide

    62' telecaster reissue (Japan)
    1989-1990, 2005-2006 made by Fender Japan
    1989-1990 Low condition $800.00 USD ( 1114.28 AUS) High condition $1100.00 USD (1532.13 AUS)
    2005-2006 Low condition $700.00 USD ( 974.99 AUS) High condition $900.00 USD (1253.56 AUS)

    hope this helps
     
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    I'm in Oz and you can find them new for abt $1500.

    I just got a black one for $1100 on sale.

    Awesome guitar, Alder, CTS pots n switch, fantastic finish but pups are very bright.
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