What should I charge for this AMP

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  1. Guitarguy567

    Guitarguy567 TDPRI Member

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    I bought an old Elk amplifier from 61 of of a guy not to long ago and I'm now selling it again.
    Its 150watt and 60 years old, sounds great but idk what to charge for it.
    The model is Elk FS - 61, if someone knows about this brand and what it is worth, please let me know.
    Ty
     
  2. harpdog

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    There is a listing on Reverb to compare
     
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    Guitarguy567 TDPRI Member

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    No, I've checked. I was mainly seeking someone with experience in vintage gear which could evaluate this item
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    Info I found on Fjestad's Blue Book:


    Elk Amplifiers, produced in Japan during the 1960s.

    Elk amplifiers were built by Elk Gakki in Japan during the 1960s. Not much history is known about Elk, but their designs are based very closely on Fender Bassman and early Marshall models of the 1960s. Like many copied amplifiers produced in the 1960s, these models seem to have a weak spot in the output transformer.

    Elk produced two distinctive series. The Custom Series, which included the EL-30 (Custom 30), the EL-50 (Custom 50), the EL-150L (Custom 150-L), and the EL-150S (Custom 150-S). The EL-30 and EL-50 are very similar to blackface Fender Bassmans. The EL-150s have early Marshall style heads with large vertical speaker cabinets. The Viking Series consists of the Viking-100 and the Viking-50. These models are also similar to early Marshall models with tall speaker cabinets. They also produced a Twin-Amp that came in 50W and 60W variations. These amps tend to sell between $300 and $400 in excellent condition.


    I hope this helps in some small way.

    ;)
     
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    Guitarguy567 TDPRI Member

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    Yeah, because of its condition Imma list it for 350$ and I just posted this so I weren't throwing away some 1000$ gem or something, thanks everyone
     
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    The $350 price makes sense. I frequent the auction sites a lot, but never heard of that brand of amp so likely not many have. With non-fender vintage amps selling pretty cheaply these days, I think it would be marketed as a quality tube amp rather than a vintage collectible.
     
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    The 150 watt if on the back refers to power consumption, not output power.

    Does this amp have tubes in the back?
     
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    Used one once at Harder Sound in Montreal. Was about 30 watts, sounded blackface but more Bandmaster than Bassman. Liked it, actually.
     
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    I knew somebody was gonna say I need about tree fiddy!
     

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