Ballpark value of your gear collection

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  1. chezdeluxe

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    In Australian dollars

    Acoustics $42k
    Electrics $8k
    Amps $10k
    PA etc $5k

    Total $65k

    In US dollars that's about $45,000

    How the hell did this happen ? :eek::eek::eek:
     
  2. EsquireOK

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    Probably worth more than my car, but less than my home.

    Some of this value was inherited, though, as several of the higher value items were my dad's ('27 Martin, two '68 Gibsons, etc.). Point being, I didn't actually spend all of that myself...and some of what I have spent was funded by the sales of inherited things from my father that weren't exactly my style. I sold those things, and used the money to get things that were more up my alley instead.
     
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    Bit by bit! :lol:
     
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  4. tubelectron

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    I don't even know, nor counted... o_O
    What counts is the value to my eyes ! :)
    I mean : the value is in the mind of the owner. ;)

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  5. Artslap

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    Same sort of ballpark as chezdeluxe.

    CP.
     
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  6. rze99

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    I keep a detailed insurance document. Not very rock n roll, heh? I use estimated replacement value. It’s hugely more than I’ve paid out because I’ve always bought used.

    From a family perspective it’s important should the worst happen.

    Suffice it to say that it is more than it should be!
     
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  7. Larry F

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    15-20k
     
  8. Skydog1010

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    My Mrs knows better. See Chief101's post. Fact is I intentionally don't know but I'm probably close to the OP amount reversed, heavy electric wise and light on acoustic.

    Been fun, but, really ..like I posted about a week ago this forum has been expensive or joining coincided with my next step up, which is closer to the truth. I reach for a Tele or a Strat most all the time, two mainly, but in all fairness I have 8 that I play constantly, and primarily one amp.

    Oh well, I've done worse with my resources.
    Planes, cars and motorcycles, it's all expensive. I've been blessed.
     
  9. 6String69

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  10. AAT65

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    When I’m driving off to a gig I sometimes muse on the fact that I have gear there in the back that cost me roughly £3000 over the last 3-4 years (amp & 2 guitars). But I am the custodian of family heirlooms — a century-old piano and viola — which are insured for several times that amount.
     
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  11. bender66

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    While I was being trampled upon by a irrational human I was chastised with an absurd inflated value, 20k? If it was worth that much I'd be happy. I like to build & create more than practice to be honest.

    Now, if I could unload the leftover bikes from those days...
     
  12. moosie

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    Yeah, same here. Spreadsheet detailing all guitars n amps, both cost and estimated replacement value. I wouldn't want to drop dead and have my wife dump everything for peanuts.

    Totals? More electric than acoustic, and ironically the vintage gear (amps) is worth the least. Same ballpark as artslap & chezdeluxe.
     
  13. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Value - dunno.

    Spent - about 300,000.

    Pax/
    Dean
    p.s. yen that is ;)
     
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  14. neilybob100

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    I've got

    Guitars £3,500 is what I've paid for them. Probably worth nearer £5k.
    Amps £800
    Pedals £750

    Total about £8k.

    Wow hadn't realised I'd spend almost the same on pedals as I have on amps!

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    Nobody had more than one amp in the old days - so I thought folks were crazy to own a half dozen when I first started TDPRI surfing...and now I've got a collection. But I'm a shopper and fixer, so I've acquired these on the cheap.
     
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  16. muchxs

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    My Number One is a maple neck Ibanez RX20 I got from the Charlotte Salvation Army via eBay. Cost me $56, delivered.

    My amp stash is priceless. Take me weeks to inventory it. I have almost no amps. I have a room full of parts. Amp of the Moment is literally the amp of the moment. I get to play whatever I breathe life into until it flies out the door.

    Got a Gorilla TC-35 "Tube Cruncher" that works. I'm gonna turn it upside- down, make it into a real Tube Cruncher with real tubes inside.

    :D :D :D
     
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  17. AngelStrummer

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    I built my collection over 30+ years. Should the ballpark figure reflect money spent, adjusted for inflation? Or money I'd expect to receive if I sold everything now? What about the gear I bought and sold over that time or the gear I gave away or was given? Accessories? Tech services?

    The rhetorical questions above are only there to explain why I have no idea and have zero interest in finding out.
     
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  18. alathIN

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    A lot of my stuff is DIY, so difficult to value. Replacement cost would be a lot higher than I could realistically sell my stuff for.
    F'rinstance, you could count my amp as a custom handwired tube head and value it at $2k or so. The kit and extra parts were maybe $900. I have no idea what it woul fetch on Reverb.
     
  19. Octorfunk

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    Electrics/pedals/amps - less than $1,000

    Acoustic - whatever a 78' Martin D28 is currently worth
     
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