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‘58 Esquire, $1250

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Martian, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Martian

    Martian Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I think I posted this on a different forum by accident. If so, here it is again.
    From a guitar store’s brochure circa 1980... 0C884329-C847-4C03-85BF-3869E7B022F4.jpeg A7136C38-6F76-4BE6-8226-06FFAD47E9A4.jpeg
     
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  2. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    Reasonable doubtlessly.
    What year is the add from? 1990?
     
  3. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Esquire? Who cares ! right above that is a 51 Tele for $1500.:lol:

    you know - I was part of that. I was just dipping my toe into buying old Guitars just a couple years right after that but even then, the thought of spending $1500 on a 30 yr old telecaster would’ve been astronomical when I had tuition bills and car upkeep etc. etc.

    I remember seeing two of the nicest 6120s from the late 50s all original , One with filtertrons and one with dynasonics with original cases - $1,000 each your choice , in 1985-86.
     
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  4. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Actually...those prices seem quite high...unless they were rising quickly.
    I passed on an OLD Strat with a giant boat of a neck...must have been 50's...for $250, around 1977.
     
  5. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Are we still assuming that as older collectors pass away and uninterested family members sell off collections to an ever more uninterested public that prices on vintage gear will come down?
     
  6. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    This is one theory.
    It happened with Model T Fords.
    Everybody who remembered them and/or wanted one died.
    57 Chevys (Bel Airs and Corvettes) are still high and I bet most of their owners don't remember their heyday.
    We'll just have to wait and see.
     
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  7. davidge1

    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

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    I doubt the prices will come down. It'll just be harder to find a buyer for them.
     
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  8. stonetone7

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    My guess is anyone who spent the farm on a rare old guitar is going make damn sure that the estate is well aware of its value.
     
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  9. Informal

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    I bought them all... Suckers!!!

    You snooze you lose!!
     
  10. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Whatcha doin with them?
     
  11. kingofdogs1950

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    I started buying/selling guitars in the late '60s.
    Deals were to be had at pawn shops.
    Local sales usually by newspaper ad.
    No easy way to verify what a guitar was really worth.
    In ~1970 I got to know an old guy who lived somewhere in east Texas and would visit family in Houston every month or so.
    He would buy guitars, mostly Gibson, out in the sticks and sell them in Houston.
    I bought ~ten guitars from him at cheap-cheap-cheap prices. He would call me when he was in town and give me first pick.
    I remember an old J-45 was $150, for example.
    Pawn shops used to be great sources for guitars at favorable prices. Not so much anymore.

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    Back in the 70s we could only afford old instruments. We had, in our band, a vintage Rogers kit ( my bros.), a 61 SG Les Paul jr. , an old Jaguar and a 61 Epiphone casino. All bought cheap before the value of these were realized. We sounded okay and i think it was partly due to the instruments.
     
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