Whats the most you've ever paid for an Electric Guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by MrSinister, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. MrSinister

    MrSinister Squier-Meister

    Sep 24, 2017
    Thought this might be an interesting topic. For me, it was a year 2000 lefty Heritage H170 that I bought through the infamous Ed Roman Guitars out of Las Vegas. It took them 364 days to deliver it, and it cost me $2 thousand w/case. I thought it was going to be my last acquisition, but sadly it lacked the upper fret access I had hoped for, and I ended up selling it a few years later.... for a grand. Ouch!
  2. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    A bit north of six bills for my '83 Fender Strat (new). I paid more for my '93 MIJ '62 Reissue Fender Jazz (also new) but probably have the most invested in my hand wired Tweed Champ clone.
  3. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    That would be my Candy Apple Red Fender Cabronita Tele. I got it when they were clearing them out. I paid $339 with free shipping from Guitar Center.
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  4. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    That I’ve kept... $500 for my Epi ES-339 Ultra, named Esther for my Mom, it was paid for with money from closing my parents estate.
  5. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
  6. sooper8

    sooper8 Squier-Meister

    Mar 13, 2012
    £450 Fender Tele Thinline MIJ, as seen in member picture. That was quite a lot for me, I know it's all relative.
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  7. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    I paid $1000 twice. The first time was for a 1996 Gibson SG Standard that I bought brand new. The second time was for a used 2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Classic 60's. Money well spent both times.
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  8. Chefbaze

    Chefbaze Squier-Meister

    Feb 22, 2018
    Brooklyn, New York
    $600 gibson sg junior. My first electric guitar when I attempted to learn 6 years ago at 40 years old. I sold it after it sat unplayed for a while, regretted it the next day. SG Juniors are now $1400!! Screw that noise! I ended up buying a CV strat off of Craigslist for $150, which landed me here at squier talk, learning to play again, so in a way it was worth it. Some crazy **** going on in these forum walls the last few weeks that ive been here. But seems to me, a hell of a lot of great folks. Glad I found you guys . I'm a strange breed, I know a hell of a lot more about guitars than my playing and experience warrants. I've been obsessed with them and around them and musicians since I was a kid, but never picked it up til middle age. Go figure.
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  9. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

    Jan 29, 2017
    Prior to a couple weeks ago I had purchased two guitars for around 1k, one in 1999 and one last year, and I swore I'd never spend a cent more...

    I have since doubled that amount... But never again.... I swear...

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  10. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Very cool. My wife's name is Esther and I had an Aunt Esther too.. weird. :)
  11. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
  12. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2017
    I've been eyeing one of those ! How do you like it ?
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  13. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2017
  14. Chefbaze

    Chefbaze Squier-Meister

    Feb 22, 2018
    Brooklyn, New York
    Seriously, i remember a few years ago looking at SG61 reissues on MF closing out for $999 and back then they allowed you to apply the 20% discount to marked down items. I ended up with an SG Junior instead for $600.
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  15. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    I think I paid about $850 or so for this Hamer Mirage II about 20 years ago. My biggest guitar splurge ever. I did get the inside of the spring cover signed by Jol Danzig, Hamer's long-time chief designer, at a factory tour a few years later, but he didn't actually design the Mirage. That was Terry McInturff.

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  16. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    is your name Lamont and does your dad own a junkyard?
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  17. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

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  18. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    LOL, no but she was quite a character in her own right!
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  19. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Nut

    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
    It was around $700 for my '63 Strat in 1986. The finish had stripped and a lot of parts had been swapped out but it was a nice guitar being sold on consignment by a desperate owner.

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  20. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    This is embarrassing. :( I paid the full retail for my first electric..$600..In 1957...Got it paid off in 1959 and headed straight down town to trade it it in on my 1959 Jazzmaster..
    Here's the embarrassing part..I gave the guitar and amp (total investment about $1,0000) PLUS $300 for the Jazzmaster and a Fender Super amp.. :(I could have bought the new guitar and amp for probably about $600..
    Matter of , looking back., the used value of my trade in was probably higher than my new purchase..The guitar and amp were in like new condition..
    No regrets..I got the sound that I wanted,at that time..
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