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Late 90’s/ early 2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs with headstock repair value

Apr 22, 2024 - 5:20 PM
1 posts since 2/27/2012

Hey y’all,
Any thoughts on value of a late 90’s/early 2000’s Earl Scruggs Standard with a noticeable but secure headstock repair? I see these is great shape for $4-5000, but unsure on how repair would affect value. I appreciate any insight. Thanks!

Apr 22, 2024 - 5:42:43 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

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27999 posts since 6/25/2005

Knock $1,000 (likely more) off the typical retail price. If the repair is really visible, “more” will be the answer.

Apr 22, 2024 - 5:47:13 PM
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799 posts since 5/29/2015

Always look at current availability of this used instrument model. If few or none are available--higher price, if lots of them are around for sale lower price.

Apr 23, 2024 - 9:24:08 AM
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15687 posts since 10/30/2008

Scruggses were made in large numbers and there are always some of them on the market. There has been big inflation of asking prices over the last year or so; that doesn't mean they actually SELL for those high prices.

All of which makes it a "bit" harder to sell a Scruggs with a visible headstock repair. Why buy one with a visible repair when you can buy an Excellent quality used one?

So I don't think starting with a high asking price makes any sense. Then knock off $1000 for the repair "devaluation".

I'd suggest maybe $3200.  With free shipping.

You should supply plenty of well lit, clear focus close ups of the repair job.  All the way around.

Edited by - The Old Timer on 04/23/2024 09:25:34

Apr 24, 2024 - 5:11:23 PM

13132 posts since 10/27/2006

Gibson will give you a price to replace the neck. I can pretty much guarantee that you will not like that price.

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