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

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

  1. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    $625 for a new MIJ Fender reissue Bass VI. 1993/4?
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  2. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I think I would have broken down in tears if I had a "one that got away" moment like that with a Yairi.
  3. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    So far 1450 That was as low as i could get the guy for my 74' telecaster. But it is my road dog baby! 74 tele 008.jpg
  4. vinbur

    vinbur Squier-Meister

    Sep 30, 2017
    It was pretty much my dream guitar at an unbelievable price. We had a daughter going through some medical issues and money was tight. My wife knew how much i wanted it, and said we could make it work. So, yea i was sick when i realized it wasn't going to happen. Someday though!
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  5. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Five Points, AL
    Working hard to remember, guitars and sales receipts long gone....To the best of my recollection, I paid$365 for my Ovation Balladeer with Ovation hard case around '74/5 or so. My first real guitar. Lots of yard work and babysitting went into that amount. I was a Sophomore or Junior in H.S. Sadly it was stolen my the summer of my Junior year of college.

    Replaced with my first Alvarez 5064 with Alvarez hard case from a local music store in (college) town. $325. Very sadly lost to hard times and unemployment.

    Of my current guitars, my Jay Turser JT134QMT at $289.95 with hard case. Second runner up would be my current Alvarez 5064 at $250 plus shipping from Ebay.

    Next closest is my Gibson SG Special. Most of my guitars were under $100, most well under.

    ETA: corrected Sophomore to Junior. Sometimes I don't know where my mind is at.:confused::oops:

    The OP did say electric, and no pics, it didn't happen. So correcting the lack of pics:

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  6. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    $379 for the CV 50's Tele. 20170827_115928.jpg
  7. Lonn

    Lonn Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
    I paid a thousand for a a Clapton Strat and I also paid a thousand for an 80 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. Returned the Clapton to GC and sold the Gibson for a good profit.
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  8. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-Nut

    Sep 13, 2017
    250 for the 1984 hb35, but it's well worth it. If i ever want to sell it, it will be for a good profit
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  9. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Well, I cheat by rarely buying them for myself. Jan buys them for me -- but with my, uh, "guidance."

    I expect the most expensive was the 2002 SG Supreme -- that at about (Remember, I had no part in this!) ;) $1450.

    SG Supreme.jpg

    It'd have to be followed by the D'Angelico -- that just two Christmases back for about $1250.

    DAngelico 3-4 Body.jpg

    And then there'd be my American Standard Tele back in 2008. Price was, I believe, about $1200 or so.

    Red Tele in Case.jpg

    All sweet guitars. Keepers every one.

    The most expensive one that I actually 'slid the card' for myself was a Martin MMV back in 2012. That was about $1200.

    Martin-3 WEB.jpg

  10. Genius

    Genius Squier Talker

    Feb 8, 2018
    Spring Bay IL.
    11 years ago I think I paid $1250 for a American Deluxe Tele...sold it a few years later to my boss on credit at that, came real close to making him return it for non payment! He was an ass & I feel like an ass for selling it!
  11. synapse2k

    synapse2k Squier Talker

    Mar 2, 2018
    Brooklyn, NY
    1100 for a brand new 2015 American Standard Strat about 3 years ago. Still my favorite guitar.
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  12. vklobucar

    vklobucar Squier Talker

    Dec 28, 2015
    Montreal, Canada
    I have had a few that hit the 2K mark including some vintage early 70's 24301212_1363627880432144_2071917279947801666_n.jpg Strat's but my recently purchased 1971 Les Paul was $2200.

    These are all Canadian prices so deduct a good 30% for all you USA folks.
  13. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-holic

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Yeah, I learned that a long time ago. Don't sell to friends unless they pay immediately. I've had to haggle friends for months. One former friend's ******* mom still owes me from 1987.
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  14. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Meister

    Jan 28, 2016
    Fred Sanford had an Aunt Esther as well ! :p

    ...whoops, hadn't read the whole thread - someone got to this joke already!
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  15. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I paid $600 for this used '89 Standard, I think around '91?
    Never played it that much, I traded it for this a couple years ago
    2006 Country Club
  16. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-Meister

    Feb 16, 2018
    North Central NC
    $351.12 for an "open box" deal on a far-east manufactured Steinberger (below) that's going to be great for travel, and is actually a nicer guitar than I expected. I paid $300 for a used '76 Strat in about 1978. I guess in today's dollars that would really be about $1,000 though.

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  17. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-Nut

    Jul 12, 2016
    I once spent about 1500 on a new Gibson SG. Big jump that. Otherwise never spent more than 800 on a guitar, and even that's rare.
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  18. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

    Dec 22, 2009
    I'm a big spender.:D

    $209 + tax for an Epiphone SG Special.


    Not that you can tell now.:

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  19. daan

    daan Squier-Meister

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    How was dealing with Mr Roman? I used to love spend hours poring over his vast web site. I read that the BBB gave his business an “F” rating though, and hearing you waited a whole year for shipping kinda confirms that...
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  20. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    In 1984 I paid $400 for a 1965 Gibson ES-330, case, case candy and all. Then in 1986 I bought an August 1964 Rickenbacker 360-12 with hardshell case for $400. That was a lot back then.
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