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Is a mangled 1964 Mustang worth $1000?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:21 am    Post subject: Is a mangled 1964 Mustang worth $1000? Reply with quote

Right so I found this Mustang on Craigslist. Here are the specs:

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1964 Fender Mustang
- Vintage 1st year Fender Mustang
- original finish – white w/ checking
- original tuners
- Neck stamped ’64, original vintage frets, short-scale [A-width, which is my thing]
- 1 original pickup (black), 1 newer pickup (white)
- tremolo replaced with stoptail bridge, note holes under bridge in picture
- Vintage case
- perfect for indie/garage rock sound, total vibe guitar, with awesome single-coil tone
- This is a player’s guitar - probably not for the collector.

The pics are too small to be useful.

Asking price is $1000, which I think is kind of silly for all of the modifications done (the bridge in particular). What'd be a more realistic offering price?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$500 max. is what i'd offer. Ive seen lots of vintage stangs latly selling for chump change.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also ask if the original tremolo bridge is included. I wouldn't drop that much especially if it cant be returned to stock. You may not want it, but it's not worth as much to me without the original tremolo.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that doesn't look legit man, if you want a stang that is not it
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why does that not look legit?

It looks changed; after 36 years, that can't be a big surprise considering they were cheaper guitars way back when.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

portugalwillie wrote:
why does that not look legit?

duo-sonic body, mustang neck.

it looks like a nice enough parts guitar, that neck is probably really nice, but prolly not worth a grand. It's hard to say though because '64 mustangs are the most valuable, being the first year for mustangs and pre-cbs. so even just going on the value of the neck it could be worth close to that much. it's hard to say though.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of Fenders are worth a grand... not a single one of them in guitar terms, but that's irrelevant. Some of those Pokemons are worth a lot too.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mage wrote:

duo-sonic body, mustang neck.


he says the duo bridge is screwed onto the trem cavities. I'd simply ask what is a unaltered 64 Mustang worth, and what would it cost to "restore" this one? What would you pay for a vintage pickup and cover and a vintage Bridge/tremolo unit, thimbles and trem bar included? Then simply deduct that. I 'd say from that pov the price may be justified, it's not refinished, and the overall condition seems ok. But then, that's from a european sight of vintage guitar pricing. You may be able to track down such a guitar cheaper. Though 700, 800 $ paid is often seen for much more violated guitars from much less desirable periods.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kypdurron wrote:
mage wrote:

duo-sonic body, mustang neck.


he says the duo bridge is screwed onto the trem cavities. I'd simply ask what is a unaltered 64 Mustang worth, and what would it cost to "restore" this one? What would you pay for a vintage pickup and cover and a vintage Bridge/tremolo unit, thimbles and trem bar included? Then simply deduct that. I 'd say from that pov the price may be justified, it's not refinished, and the overall condition seems ok. But then, that's from a european sight of vintage guitar pricing. You may be able to track down such a guitar cheaper. Though 700, 800 $ paid is often seen for much more violated guitars from much less desirable periods.

ALL OF THIS and it's 46 not 36.

I have had plenty of guitars 36 years and older without changed parts or stupid changes so that's not a real excuse.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha. Math fail!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not even close to a grand. Maybe $600 or so. It's certainly not worth much more than that.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$500 would be moy offer if i was really really GASsing hard for a duo sonic, which is what that is, the neck looks like it got a really bad decal change done on it to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

goldengurls wrote:
...GASsing hard for a duo sonic...

This, pretty much. Gonna let this one go. There's too much potential for wrongness.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why does every fucking newb do this these days?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as of late, it's been just this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are times when it can be beneficial to resurrect an old thread. this is not one of those times.
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