what's it worth to you?

Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by Big John, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Big John

    Big John drinks are on the house V.I.P. Member

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    Ok, so say you wanted a replica built to late 50's specs. If you were able to get select mahogany, maple, and a brazilian board from the get-go, how much do you think you would spend? Keep in mind that all the wood dimensions, assembly, and the finish work would be damn near spot-on. Seriously, just post with a number...
     
  2. Mike60

    Mike60 V.I.P. Member

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    ...be better to do a historic makeover,moneywise,I would think...
     
  3. Red Baron

    Red Baron Senior Member

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    About $5k maximum. The thing is if you go down this path, you really need to think about whether you'll ever want to sell it or not.
    You probably already know that replica's can be very difficult guitars to sell unless it's built by somebody with an outstanding reputation - if not, you'll most likely loose money on it... then again, luthiers building replicas don't want their work/name to be known to the public anyway, so it's a very delicate situation.
     

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