I am trying to figure out what FMV is for a pair (or a single) PAF from 1959. I have seen a few listings on Reverb, but I have found asking prices on reverb a little unreliable. I figured folks here would probably know. Thanks very much.
PAF's were that high at one point?FMV really depends on a number is things; i.e. Bobbin Color, overall condition, history, is it untouched with the Cover never removed or is the Cover off or missing etc.
When I bought PAF's prices ranged from ~ $6,500 - $12,000...............mint, untouched, DW PAF's were $10,000 - $12,000 but I'm not sure what the current market prices are now. I would guess prices have come down to a more reasonable level.
If you have a pair you're selling or buying post pics so a number of us can comment.
Too true, many times we see really high prices but the item never sells.A PAF can be priced at whatever you want. Same with an M69 ring. But if it sits for 2 years, is it really the right price?
It all depends on what you are buying............Double Whites, Zebra, Double Black, early no sticker '57, '58, '59 through to early '62. So pricewaise DW > Zebra > DB................but if you have covers on, who cares, as long as they sound great in the Guitar.PAF's were that high at one point?
I just started looking around for them so I see them for $2-3k now for a single
Does the resistance matter as far as price? Seems the 8.5+ go quicker.
There is no logic here. You can argue the same about Vintage Guitars. I have two Replicas that I know are better than many Vintage equivalents & several Custom Guitars that are WAY better Musical Instruments full stop.To me those prices are ludicrous. Yes I know they are different, but many modern winders do a very respectable version. I know I am off topic, but you could buy a TWO vintage Juniors for that. But to each his own. Good Luck
I totally agree with you. I have two vintage guitars and I gig and record with them. In the case of mine they are VERY special and sound incredible. Can a replica match them? Sure if built the same. I didn’t pay astronomical prices or I wouldn’t own the. That being said I have played a handful of bursts. Some were great some were eh? Either way not worth more than my house!There is no logic here. You can argue the same about Vintage Guitars. I have two Replicas that I know are better than many Vintage equivalents & several Custom Guitars that are WAY better Musical Instruments full stop.
But that doesn't stop people paying silly money for Vintage Instruments, many of which are not work 10c in the $ IMHO.
Same goes for Amps, Speakers & PU's.
Vintage PU's should probably be reserved for restoring Vintage Guitars but it is what it is.
A Luthier I know calls it "window dressing" & he's right.