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Jan 17, 2023 - 8:17:36 AM
625 posts since 2/26/2007

I am interested in selling a 1960's Silvertone tenor guitar. Would there be an interest here, enough to warrant listing it in the the classifieds?  If so, what would be an equitable selling price? I purchased it from Rual Yarbrough in the 1988-1989 time frame, hoping to get my children interested when they were young.

It seems the Mandolin Cafe and Acoustic Guitar Forum are the two leading discussion forums. I am not a member of either.

The item shows its age, is structurally sound, pleasing to the eye, and sounds good. I am in the process of installing new, D'Addario EJ66 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Tenor Guitar Strings, Light Gage: 32W, 22W, 14, 10.

Thank you in advance for any help, advice, or direction you can provide.


Jan 17, 2023 - 11:46:31 AM



4641 posts since 2/20/2016

Unless a change in the market has occurred that I am not aware of, perhaps +/-$300 or a little more if it's solid and it can be set up with reasonable action. I see a fairly similar Harmony Sovereign in pretty good shape for $375 on reverb.

I could be wrong about this if the market has changed.  It wouldn't hurt to hear from a few others on this one.

Edited by - rcc56 on 01/17/2023 12:01:27

Jan 17, 2023 - 12:03:08 PM

7429 posts since 9/21/2007

I know nothing about tenor banjos, let alone guitars. But I can use search functions.

It looks like similar vintage/quality instruments sell on Ebay for $100- $200.

This looks like the same model that went for $100

Some other points of reference:

Jan 17, 2023 - 12:06:38 PM
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659 posts since 5/29/2015

This is a KAY made guitar. The two upholstery screws on the bridge and the slot head screws holding on the otherwise loose pickguard are the clues. The question I always have with old acoustic guitars is whether they need a neck set. I can rarely tell from the photos. Instruments this age are more likely than not to need a neck set.

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