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How much should one pay for a '65 Refinished Duo II?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I'd give up just yet... He was asking way too much for that guitar. You should be able to find a nice one in original condition for well under a grand, or a beater in that $600 range w/ the 24" scale. They have been popping up pretty regularly.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, i will definitely keep an eye out. I made an offer to that seller but he would not budge at $1200. I just wish he had put in big letters on his auction: "I have no intention of selling this guitar." so that he wouldn't have wasted everyone's time. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'd forget about that guy.

Send him a link to this thread. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dice wrote:
Yeah, I'd forget about that guy.

Send him a link to this thread. Wink


hehe i almost wanted to do that. Looks like he relisted it.

I am now even more interested in this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260564794765&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1182

Love the way the white finish on these age. I'd have someone route it for me for a bridge pickup and buy a Mustang pickguard for it.

Musicmaster prices are something I have never had a good handle on. I have seen them go from $400 up to $1200. Does the year make a big difference in price for these?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Year makes quite the difference. '64-67 w/ the 24" scale are generally the most expensive era for the student models, Mustangs aside. Hands down, these are the best quality - if my opinion can be trusted. The Competition Mustangs get the most $$ lately - they were made from '68-72 IIRC... they have the first of the Poly finishes - and objectively should not be worth more than the pre '68 versions... but, for some reason, the collectors love them.

That white '74 - I put $225 on it in the off chance it went unnoticed. I wouldn't pay more than $500 for it - $400-450 would be a fair price range I think. It has a poly finish, which on whole is a negative for me, but it looks like that one has "the mojo." OHSC as well.

It'd be sad to see it routed, but I'm in the minority there, apparently. I don't know what year the MusicMasters quit having a bridge pickup route, but I know that they did have them well in to the late 60s. If that were the case, no routing would be required...

I much prefer the '64-67 models, but that '74 would be a fun guitar, without a doubt.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the insight. i am still trying to get a feel for fair prices. yea ideally i'd get a late 60's MM that is already routed. If I do route a later MM, I will try to get it done cleanly. Would hate to butcher a vintage instrument!

A Bronco I would leave alone but I'd have a hard time enjoying a neck-only guitar.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as reference, here is a fantastic daphne blue '66 that just sold for $920
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200445731375&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1089

This is a much more desirable guitar than the other one, too. I seriously considered bidding on it towards the end.
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