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04 Apr 2005
Posts: 23
PostPosted: 05/26/2009 at 5:43 PM    Post subject: TB Market Value link

I think despite reports from guitar center, etc, the overall market is going down for these. With the exception of the few gems sought by Mr Gallo, the prices are not nearly what they were a year ago
For example, the last two TB's on Ebay were both natural finish Artists. Both ended without hitting the reserve. The highest bid on one was 3500 and the other topped at 3800.

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22 Feb 2009
Posts: 41
PostPosted: 05/27/2009 at 12:58 PM    Post subject: RE:TB Market Value link

i should have followed up that original post with subsequent info.

Ultimately the conclusion is its hard to escape the fact that guitars are assets and the value of most assets is down about 40-50% from this time last year. if beans were flat from then, that would be a huge victory - but that's not the case. prices are definitely down for all solid bodies and beans are no exception, although it does appear they are holding their value better than many other guitars. Jr's and strats are getting clobbered by comparison. Jr's in my area (NYC) are down 50% from last year...


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06 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: 05/28/2009 at 2:38 AM    Post subject: RE:TB Market Value link

Yes, and this is good news for anyone who has worried that these guitars were getting too expensive for players etc. (I could never figure out why les paul jrs were getting so valuable anyway)...heck Travis Beans are even more of a bargain now than they were before the bubble popped!

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25 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: 05/31/2009 at 12:51 PM    Post subject: RE:TB Market Value link

I am afraid you guys are 6 months too late for this argument. I was banging the drum about falling prices back then. I think things have leveled off and are actually on the upswing. The only thing I have noticed is that "average" artists are are not getting "artist" prices. I would take a great looking standard over a poor artist any day and I think prices are reflecting that. I also do not feel that ebay is a good representation of the Bean market. It probably only represents 25% of all legit bean transactions. Fenders and Gibson loosing their value has nothing to do with Beans. Those guitars have bean overpriced for 15 years. There are only about 3000 vintage beans out there compared to 30,000 vintage gibson and fenders that compare in desirability.

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