Price check on a 20th Anni Murphy R9 (Japan run)

mono

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Thinking of selling this one, based the in the UK.
These were all painted in a dirty lemon and are quite lightweight - this one is 8lbs on the nose.

Just wondering what you gents thought was a decent price. Case candy and framed certificate all in tow, including the white gloves ;)



 

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Really you need to put a price on it and post it in the members section ...Offers /Auctions are for Ebay ...

Get as much $$$ as you can .

But, you being in the UK ,will Up the price big time because of the VAT /Customs taxes you had to pay .

Research the used sold prices have been and list it for what you want to sell it for .

Summer is a normally slow sales time ..So offers you MIGHT get will be (low ball) ~ nt that great ....

Try Listing it on Reverb .... Wider coverage ,imo .
 

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A member here, joff, had one but with a different finish. He is also in the UK. Maybe PM him kindly asking what it sold for?
 

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The Japanese 20th Anniversary run is a different series from the USA and ROW outside of Japan 20th Anniversary Series. The Japanese 20th Anniversaries are not part of the 100. They are their own separate thing. They have their own Japan Limited COA. The USA/ROW 20th Anniversary started with serial number 932600 and ended with 932699. They are all Murphy-burst, not Lemon. The 20th Anniversary Japan Limited serial numbers are not of the same sequence. They were made for the Japanese market and may or may not have any attraction outside of its home market. I think there were only 50 made in this series.

So, pricing-wise, it occupies its own position. This is another situation where Gibson CS said it would produce 100 only and knock off 150 instead.
 

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I found 3 for sale in Japan ASKING for JPY594000 (B+ grade), JPY598000 (S grade), JPY648000 (A grade) respectively. These asking prices include 8% sales tax.

Yes, 50 were made in this series starting with either 933000 or 933001 and ending with 933049 or 933050.

I did some calculations for you: taking the middle offer, taking away 8% Japan sales tax, adding JPY20000 shipping fee, adding Her Majesty's VAT and converting to spot forex rate and factoring 5% bank over-the-counter markup, I obtain £5341.16. This is how much it would cost to import a used one in Nearly New condition into the UK from Japan.
 

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for that kind of price I would totally buy a murphy True Historic 58 or a CC24 true historic.
Ive seen some in the member section ;)

ok kidding....

That 20th looks real stunning
 

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Sweet looking guitar.
I'll give you a monkey for it.
 

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I found 3 for sale in Japan ASKING for JPY594000 (B+ grade), JPY598000 (S grade), JPY648000 (A grade) respectively. These asking prices include 8% sales tax.

Yes, 50 were made in this series starting with either 933000 or 933001 and ending with 933049 or 933050.

I did some calculations for you: taking the middle offer, taking away 8% Japan sales tax, adding JPY20000 shipping fee, adding Her Majesty's VAT and converting to spot forex rate and factoring 5% bank over-the-counter markup, I obtain £5341.16. This is how much it would cost to import a used one in Nearly New condition into the UK from Japan.

Wow! that was some figuring there man. Thanks, I think this is the best response to the OP's initial question.
 

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Jabberwocky is 100% correct. The original run of these guitars from late 2013 to early 14’ were only offered in what was called the “Murphy Burst.” Depending on the maple top, Tom’s sunburst would vary making some guitars look like they were sprayed Cherry Sunburst and some Iced Tea. These guitars had very high US retail price. Here is one of the original advertisements…

20thAnniversary1959.jpg
 

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I don't know the reason, but when they offered the 20th Anniversary in Japan they did so in that green lemonburst finish. Wacky Gibson for ya. Then subsequently they've done an un countable number of runs painted by Tom for Japan. All kinds of different finishes: Shadowburst, Pg Burst, Beauty of Burst etc...it's gotten a bit out of hand and hard to keep track.

Back to the OP, best way to gauge price is to officially list it at a price you are comfortable.
 

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Gibson probably realized that the japanese are willing to pay more for a TM tag; hence, all the subsequent TM painted runs. However, irrc only the first 100 (Murphy Burst) and 50 (dirty green lemon) came with the 20th anniversary COA.
 

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Thank you guys for the informative posts and PMs. The picture is becoming a bit clearer and some people have privately made offers which gives me a ballpark figure to work on. Just going to have a good ol' think about it all :) Murphy does spray a good lemon burst as well as a murphy burst though, I can tell ya
 

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