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fenderfinder

PostPosted: 12/28/2007 at 2:12 PM    Post subject: prices link

hello friends,
myself as well as a few colleague's of mine have
heard some talk lately about the travis bean guitars going up in price
in 2009 due to the 30th anniversary of the last production.
does anyone know this to be true, or has anyone heard anything similiar?

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 12/29/2007 at 9:14 PM    Post subject: RE:prices link

I mean no offense, but of all possible reasons to pay extra for a guitar, that's got to be one of the funniest. Did prices also go up in 2004 because it was the 30th anniversary of the FIRST production Beans? Then again, people will use any tidbit to try to sell something.

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fenderfinder

PostPosted: 01/01/2008 at 3:28 AM    Post subject: RE:prices link

well, again this is just whats being tossed around the water cooler
so i thought i'd go to the closest source... but i would ask you,
( please work with the analogy)
what would be more valuble... barry bonds' FIRST homerun ball, or his LAST career home run ball . i suppose its a matter of opinion and demand.
however as to years, according to your site, people in 2002 were outraged about paying a fraction of the price of what travis beans are going for now. i honestly think there will be no significant change in price in '09 but i do disagree with what tb's were blue booked at for '08.
i have friends who speculate about a rise which is why the subject arose. but tb's arent my scope, or at least not yet!
so please, all who read, school me!
happy new year


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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 01/01/2008 at 8:57 AM    Post subject: RE:prices link

first off, happy new year everyone!

well I think that TBs will continue to increase in value simply because they are amazing instruments to play, geniously engineered, and beautiful visually. For whatever reason, they fell out of favor for quite a long time, and are now slowly coming back. Personally I wouldn't pay more simply because of an anniversary. But the serious collectors, people who actually make their livings buying and selling vintage guitars, may have different reasons for their valuations. The thing is, if you're going to say, "well I want $5k for this TB1000s because they stopped making them 30 years ago", you're going to need a buyer who feels the same way.

the great thing that we know about this board and in general, is that a lot of different kinds of people are interested in these guitars, and that's a good thing, not a bad thing.

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holmes

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PostPosted: 01/01/2008 at 2:07 PM    Post subject: RE:prices link

i had fish and chips for dinner the other day. it was very nice.

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PostPosted: 01/01/2008 at 2:47 PM    Post subject: RE:prices link

Yes, happy new year whether you celebrate with fish and chips or a doubleneck wedge.

The image of people speculating on these guitars makes me want to hurl my veggie burger and freedom fries. Hopefully the buyers of Travis Beans both rich and poor are buying (or wanting to buy) because they love these guitars, not because some jackass at the virtual water cooler gave the buy signal.

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 01/01/2008 at 3:03 PM    Post subject: RE:prices link

guitarcharlie, agreed 100 percent. i'm just trying to be cordial.

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Izaak

PostPosted: 01/02/2008 at 4:53 PM    Post subject: RE:prices link

Hi Guys -

Can anyone tell me if the Mother-of-Pearl frets on my Travis Bean are special or just the norm? I looked at some of the photos online but wasn't able to find any like mine. I don't know much about these and am hoping to learn a bit from those of you who are knowledgable. Thanks.

Izaak

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guitarcharlie

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PostPosted: 01/02/2008 at 5:48 PM    Post subject: RE:prices link

rlrlrl....I am glad your polite response was there to balance out my smartass response!...but I couldn't hold back. I get annoyed when people equate guitars with stocks or whatever the investment novelty of the month is. Travis Beans are wonderful guitars with alot of heart and soul built into and (sometimes) played into each instrument. They are the best of Fender and Harley Davidson rolled into one fantastic and heavy chunk of Americana. I just hope folks who buy them truly appreciate them.

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PostPosted: 01/07/2008 at 2:46 PM    Post subject: RE:prices link

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