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JTV resale value?
by jimmy0329 on 2013-04-19 15:55:43.9860

I purchased a JTV 59 in November, love the sound, look, feel of it!  I am, however, looking at putting it up for sale for a couple of reasons, the primary one being the need for funds and the lesser one being that I am probably overmatched with the capabilities of this guitar.  While I can appreciate the capabilities of it, I will likely only use a fraction of them!  My question is this: what would be a fair resale value for the guitar?  I have only used it a handful of times, all in worship services, no hard use at all.  Thanks for any responses.

Re: JTV resale value?
by TheRealZap on 2013-04-20 06:06:45.2080

i usually go by the ebay sold listings to get an idea for that:

it looks like 950-1000$ would be a reasonable expectation, but if you're only going to sell it locally, I find that being reasonably flexible will help it sell faster....

say 900$ no fees, no boxing, etc... save the headache.... anyway... my opinion.

Re: JTV resale value?
by adessmith on 2013-04-20 06:46:53.9230

I bought mine used, locally. Paid $950 I think WITH a Line 6 Spider Jam amp. (In fact, I had just returned the same model which was defective)
I thought that was a great deal, and I actually would have payed $1,000 for JUST the guitar had that been the asking price.
Everything was in flawless condition on the guitar, aside from a crack in the plastic on the 3 way switch. (I got a new one direct from Line 6) The amp had a slight rattle which was repaired easily.

Re: JTV resale value?
by jimmy0329 on 2013-04-20 10:26:07.8790

Thanks for the input, I'll probably list it lically and start at $1000 to have some wiggle room.  Thanks again!

Re: JTV resale value?
by adessmith on 2013-04-22 19:46:02.6630

What really works in your favor is the fact that these are hard to find locally in most areas.
Most people are ordering them online. I was willing to buy a used guitar which I could try out first over a new one which had to be mailed to me.

For me, a $1,000 price tag was about the point where the savings became "real enough" to consider buying used.

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