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Sep 24, 2023 - 2:28:41 PM



1035 posts since 5/25/2008

I have a Gibson Granada 5-string with Gibson hard shell case I bought new in 2008. I've been thinking about selling it, but have no idea of it's value. Can anyone here give me some ideas of value? Please and thank you.

Don Mowen


PS: After reading some responses I see I need to add that I have made a few changes to it. I had an inlay put in at the 1st fret. I just think it looks better that way. I also had the nut changed. Otherwise it's original. I have no idea what tone ring it has and don't really want to break it down just to see. Hope this helps.

Edited by - Docmhc on 09/25/2023 05:47:51

Sep 24, 2023 - 4:30:44 PM
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1040 posts since 2/17/2005

$5500-$6500 I'd estimate.

Sep 24, 2023 - 7:32:01 PM

15501 posts since 10/30/2008

Much depends on condition.

A certain vintage instrument retailer is attempting to push the retail value of reissue Granadas up as high as possible, and for real clean ones made '87 to '92 I predict he'll be asking $10K soon.

Really clean ones are hitting $8K (asking price, who knows what they really sell for).

Ones showing wear to the gold on the armrest, top of tension hoop and tailpiece are getting into the high 6s.

One thing about 2008s that "discriminating" buyers care about is what brand of tone ring is in it. The earlier reissues had Kulesh tone rings which are the preferred ones. Later reissues had so called "mystery" tone rings, or Sullivan tone rings, or who knows? Only disassembly and inspection of the tone ring and top of the rim can establish this for sure.

Clearly, the days of $4500 Granadas seem to be gone. I got one of the last of those.

I'm sure you'll be able to sell yours if it's in good shape and unaltered.

Sep 24, 2023 - 7:53:59 PM

1348 posts since 11/10/2022

I think the first post got it right on price.

Of the modern grenadas, the most collectible are 87 to 92 as there is a belief they sound better than other modern ones.

The second most valuable bucket is the 93 on up if they have a kulesh rig.

The ones without kulesh post 92 are less valuable. (yours probably fits here).

The pre 87 usually get the least.

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