Price Check - 77 white LPC all original.

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  1. Fordman65

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    It's certainly really nice.

    11lbs14oz.
    That's almost 12 pounds.
    Just make sure that's not too heavy for you.

    I often say a guitar is worth what you're willing to pay for it.
    Money is money, it comes and goes.
    A particular guitar is hard to come by.
    How difficult will it be to find another one, how long you'll have to wait, whatever.
    What are you gonna spend in time and money to find another one like it?
    It's your call really.
    But the weight worries me a bit.
     
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    Doesnt seem unreasonable, these late 70's white customs always command a premium, at least the ones I've seen. Time to buy it is when you see it, a buddy of mine has been GAS'n for one for years, only a couple have come up locally and he let them slip away due to price, 6-7 years later and he's still looking.
     
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    $2900, Cash - Local Pickup is a more than fair offer on that one. That's essentially a $3200 shipped online offer, unless your pickup request is causing tax to be added in.

    White LPC kind of have their own unique market sometimes when they've aged perfectly. From 2000-3500 depending on originality and condition. You're right though that you don't see many '77 Whites and that is a stunning example, but it's condition isn't perfect and it is a REALLY heavy one - I wouldn't pay more than you've already offered unless you really want a '77. $3200 max - you could definitely find a different one for less, but it probably won't be the year you're after
     
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    Nearly 12 lbs!! Wow, my '75 (in avatar) weighs 9.75lbs. That's a beast! Looks great though.
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    This is the problem. You have a particular "demand", and he has a huge percentage of the "supply".
     
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    Thanks for all your replies. The inherent problem is that I'm specifically after a 77. I bought what I thought was a 77 for $3200 awhile back, but it turned out to be a 78. Maybe I'm just over-rating the whole birth year thing.
     
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    If you are close enough, play it BEFORE negotiating.
     
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    In my area, one of those might possibly get sold for the full $3500 - they're good guitars and pretty sought-after, and for many, more desirable than new ones. I don't mind heavy guitars, but that one's a real major load, and I do think that extreme weight diminishes value. I would consider $3200 high but fair, and if there are significant blemishes, which there do not seem to be, $3K. $3500 would be very high but not a ridiculous, screw-job price. Personally, I think the birth-year criterion is nuts. Would you really prefer a very heavy '77 instead of a lighter instrument from a different year? Personally, I would keep looking for a lighter one rather than paying $3500.
     
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    Yes you are IMHO
     
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    I paid 3200$ candian for my '74 and it has a third pickup and a headstock repair. Probably way too much, but its a permanent part of my small collection.
    If you really like it, you might not find another.
     
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    You also have to consider your own birth year. I know at my age I don't have the time to keep looking for years for something, speed, dexterity, memory, strength, they're all diminishing.
     
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    This guitar aside, definitely don't settle when it comes to a birth year guitar. You want the '77, get the '77. I sold a White Custom because it was a 2006. I managed to get two '76 Deluxes out of the sale of that one guitar. Totally worth it.
     
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    I was thinking about that a while back, the 50's and 60's gents are really in for it, cost-wise.
     
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    You can certainly count on Troglys' info being correct.
     
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    I'm with moreles on this...but to each his own. A 12lb guitar is pretty heavy if you do a lot of playing standing up. If you're more of a 'at home' player, weight would not be a big issue imo.
     
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    Beautiful white custom, I would jump on it, has never been dropped, no nicks. Condition looks lightly played. I will never sell my 77, they use beautiful Honduras Mahogany and a thick ebony fret board, it must have a tight grained body to have that weight. Tone must ring.
     
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    Almost 12lbs is probably the reason it's so clean, I bought a -74 birth-year custom (9.2 lbs) for about1800$ with a solid headstock repair.
    I would look for a -77 with some small issue, gets the price down but still a -77
     
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    Yup. I've let a couple white 77's go due to the price over the years. Fact is, I'm at an age where I want to enjoy the guitar, not keep looking for one.
     
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