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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    PRS Values?

    Is there a definitive print/web source for values of American PRS guitars?
    1990 CE24 MT | 1991 CU24 | 1991 CE24 | 1992 CE24 MT
    1993 STD 24 | 1997 CE24 3pc MT | 2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar
    2011 SE Akesson | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 S2 Mira | 2013 Hollowbody II
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2014 SE Zach Myers

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    Yes. EBay.

    Seriously.
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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    So, if seriously is indeed seriously...

    If noone is selling something on ebay llike what you have then you have to wait for someone to sell something like what you are selling.

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    1990 CE24 MT | 1991 CU24 | 1991 CE24 | 1992 CE24 MT
    1993 STD 24 | 1997 CE24 3pc MT | 2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar
    2011 SE Akesson | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 S2 Mira | 2013 Hollowbody II
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2014 SE Zach Myers

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    Basically Hans is saying that the only tool used to determine the rate for PRS (any high end guitar, really) is the current state of the market. Right now its a buyers market, with used prices being more than reasonable. That however changes, and prices can surge back up to the higher end of the spectrum. Between messageboard "For Sale" sections and eBay, you should be able to find at least one of the model you are looking for info on.

    Also be sure to check "recently completed auctions" on your eBay search - that way you can see what they actually sold for, and not what they are sitting for sale at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CantankerousCarl View Post
    So, if seriously is indeed seriously...

    If noone is selling something on ebay llike what you have then you have to wait for someone to sell something like what you are selling.

    I have a headache
    Going back to your original question... If it isn't on eBay (including completed auctions) then I doubt you'll find a definitive printed document concerning it's estimated value.

    As the saying goes "a guitar is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it". That leaves one to consider the averages - which are best derived from actual sales - which are best found on eBay.

    I once watched someone pay about $15k for a guitar that I would would have said was worth $6k. On the other hand, I watched a guy ask $35k for a Private Stock and sell it for 7K. All the while he was telling people the guitar would be worth $150k in 10 years. What it's worth to the seller has little impact (beyond hype) on what it's worth to the buyer.

    So while it might sound like I'm dancing around the issue, I'm not. Give us more info so we can try to help you. Tell us what it is and we'll tell you what we know about it.
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    Yup. the best way to finid out any item's market value is to check COMPLETED listings on eBay. The prices in green are units that sold. Ones in red did not. Take an average of the greens and that's actual liquid streetprice.

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