What would you offer for this project?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by porkpie, May 18, 2017.

  1. porkpie

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  2. Luvs2yoko

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    That looks like it needs quite a bit of work.They are marginal guitars even when in good shape and playing condition.I would'nt offer more than 100.00 if I was interested.
     
  3. Brever

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    Oct 5, 2015
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    I wouldn't offer more than $35 for it. It's tore up from the floor up.
     
  4. Luvs2yoko

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    image.jpg I never saw the attraction to arch top acoustics.Cool looking,but blah sounding.A lot of people love them though.I bought this Kawaii arch top for 70.00 and sold it for 200.00.
     
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  5. Davey

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    That thing is beat, and not in a good way. I see them go for about 200 in good shape often. I don't think they sound or play very good.

    Personally I think Harmony guitars are bottom of the barrel and would not offer anything for it. If pressed, I would say no more than 50 bucks.

    Edit: I assume after collecting enough opinions you will share your offer?
     
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  6. IronSchef

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    that thing is in really rough shape - he didn't even counter your offer?
     
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  7. porkpie

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    I offered $30 and thought that was more than fair considering the condition. Was just going to clean her up, oil the wood, and make her a wall hanger, guessing it's around 50 years old or so.
     
  8. Garyth

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    some people don't realize or admit to themselves that OLD =/= VALUABLE
     
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  9. so1om

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    $25-$30 max. That's not strings, spit and polish. That's reconstruction and parts replacement.
     
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  10. Hotrodleroy

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    That's the same thing I was thinking, a wall hanger. I bought 6 of those, flat tops for 125.00 made out alright selling them. One wasn't a Harmony but a old mahogany mij wife loved it.
     
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  11. hunter rose IV

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    Good heavens, that thing is a hot mess.
     
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  14. jimbojo

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    Does it come with the paint brushes?
     
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  15. radiotech

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    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    I get hit up every so often by people to evaluate their fathers (or Grandfathers) old Harmony, Regal, or Richter they found in the cleanout of the family home. When I tell them $100 tops, and not worth restoring, the usual response is to offer me the guitar for free (which I refuse).

    *edit* I usually recommend they clean it up and hang it on the wall as a remembrance of the family member.
     
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  16. Toddcaster64

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    Are those cobwebs in the f hole?
     
  17. Robb

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    $30 would be the maximum offer
     
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  18. SoundDesign

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    I would offer to take it for a walk in the woods with a shovel and a shotgun...
     
  19. mikesr1963

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    Those things were made and a number different names were put on the headstock. I was given one 20 years ago to learn to play on. I refinished it and now keep for the memory of the person who gave it to me. On that one the neck is coming lose from the body on the rear and that's not unusual for that model. All the stripe work on the top, sides, and back are painted on. So that not any type of special wood. The tuners are cheap, bent and worthless. The white binding is breaking off and the body is coming apart at the strap pin. I think $30 is on the high end.
     
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  20. guitar guy

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    I was going to say $20. It needs a lot of work and who knows what condition the truss rod is in...or if it even has one.
     
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