2007 Elitist - SURE It's Worth That Much!

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  1. B5Erik

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    Some people think rare=valuable.
     
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    And it isn't really all that rare. You can almost always find used Elite/Elitists on ebay and Reverb. Maybe that exact finish is a little rarer than the rest, but that would be worth another couple hundred bucks, not THAT much!
     
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    The seller's take is that it is a 2007, when that line was closed.

    You wouldn't get $10,000 for one of the last ones off the Kalamazoo line, you're definitely not getting it for a 2007 Elitist.

    Only a handful of people think Elitists are better than a $1,200 guitar. And none of them are speculative collectors.
     
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    The other possibility is that he doesn't really want to sell it.
     
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    I guess it is worth one '0' less ($1000,00)
     
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    When I first saw the listing I thought it said $1,000. Then I noticed that there was an extra 0.
     
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    Fishing for someone who wants to buy the most spendy. This is actually a pretty smart seller tactic with a reasonable chance of landing a (dumb) whale.
     
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    Do you really think there might be a dentist or lawyer that wants to score a big-ticket guitar that will "settle" for an Epiphone?
     
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    Wife told him to get rid of some of his crap.
     
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    .....AND $200 shipping charge:)
     
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    Maybe that's the root of the deal.

    A) List guitar for $10,000
    B) Get a buddy to "buy" it.
    C) Insure it with the $200 shipping
    D) have it 'damaged" or "go missing"
    E) PROFIT!
     
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    I'm a bit disappointed that nobody here has called out: "Made from hand selected wood. "
    As opposed to what? Machine-selected? Dat marketing wank.

    Either this guy made an innocent mistake of listing this guitar as $1000 but with an extra zero or the wife has asked him to throw some of his junk away.
     
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    And 21 watchers too. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

    Btw, all my elitists are worth $10k...
     
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    Also the rub here is "OBO"


    Nice top on that tho..




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    Like my brother keeping a For Sale sign in the window of his '66 Porsche 911, but kept it in the garage and never drove it ;)
     
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    A reasonable chance? Really?
     
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    Reasonable..................... no, but a chance................ yes.

    Never underestimate the stupidity or greed of people.
     
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    I had one exactly like it. Paid $900 for it. Practically all those Fujigen Standards come in that faded sunburst, with the flamey veneer top. Damn nice guitar, great neck, and great tone.This one's going for 2 1/2 times what it's worth, and that shipping charge is ridiculous. What a schmuck.
     
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    I'd never pay the asking price ever.

    I did land an amazing '03 Epiphone Elite LP Black Custom for $300 a few months ago.

    I will say it's an amazing sounding a playing guitar that can hold it's own against much more expensive guitars.

    I wouldn't pay the going rate on a lot of the Elite/Elitist are going for these days.

    The fact that people do pay the going rate means that there is always somewhere will to
    pony up the price for these guitars.
     

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