1959 315

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1959 315

Postby (anonymous) » Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:38 pm

Ok, so it's not a 325. Go find a better example of a '50's 315!
http://www.homestead.com/aurs2/59315.html
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Postby (anonymous) » Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:40 pm

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Postby (anonymous) » Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:57 pm

This guitar is in such good shape that it(almost) makes me angry!!! Why can't all of them be this well cared for? What a nice find, John.
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Postby (anonymous) » Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:22 am

OK, John, now tell them what the owner thinks this guitar is worth . . .
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Postby (anonymous) » Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:28 am

Well, we could always put a third pickup on it guys, and paint it black and fill in the f-hole, etc, etc...

Nah, I'll take it as is.... Image
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Postby (anonymous) » Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:40 am

"OK, John, now tell them what the owner thinks this guitar is worth . . . "

If I were the owner, which I'm not, I would have to say that it's priceless.
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Postby (anonymous) » Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:11 pm

Ha ha, the current owner told me $50,000 - 100,000.
He told me yesterday that he'd take 25,000. I guess he would! Personally, I think that $15,000. might be tops for this guitar. Who knows?
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Postby (anonymous) » Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:57 pm

15k is still pushing it, I was thinking more around 7K-12K depending on the buyer.
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Postby (anonymous) » Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:44 am

Yep. It would have to have HUGE provenance to be on the level of even $20K. Pre 1964 325's would possibly get there depending on the age and condition...I am in agreement with John and the Nickster on the value, and it is without doubt a GREAT Rickenbacker, hands down.
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Postby (larrywassgren) » Mon May 19, 2003 5:01 pm

I say the guitar is worth $50000. Why is a '58-60 Les Paul Standard now worth $200000? They made around 300 each year and you could buy one tomorrow if you wanted. John Lennon was the ultimate rock and roller and I don't think too many would argue with that. Jimmy Page was alright. Just because someone did an article in Wall Street Journal saying late 50's Les Paul's are great investments that means nothing. If all those investors started looking for early Lennon Rickenbacers tomorrow, they couldn't find any!! It's just a matter of time until they figure that out. And no, I'm not selling mine because I'll never find another. More ramblings by Larry W.
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Postby (carr) » Tue May 20, 2003 1:36 am

here in Australia we have a ( legal ) definition of fair market value called the "Spencer Decision". It goes something like this.

Fair market value is the agreed price between a willing but not anxious seller and a willing but not anxious buyer both of whom are in possession of all the facts. ( its really a Real estate definition but I guess the same holds true for any item.
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Postby (larrywassgren) » Tue May 20, 2003 4:36 pm

John, the hard part about buying a guitar is figuring out when your willing but not anxious. Sounds a lot like finding a woman, I'm anxious but is she willing!? I'd like to talk to this Spencer guy, maybe he knows something I haven't figured out yet.
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Postby (carr) » Wed May 21, 2003 1:05 am

Larry , I know what you mean but there is always alimit. My Last ric was a maple 370 at A$2000. There is no way I would have paid one cent more. I was only willing to that point no matter how anxious.
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Postby (larrywassgren) » Wed May 21, 2003 7:08 am

Good point John, I get it now!
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Postby (jwilli) » Sun Jun 08, 2003 10:21 am

Just found another '60 315 FG in killer condition. The current owner wants $15,000. Anyone intersted? Serial number 2V 152. Featured in the Japanese Rickenbacker book.
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