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Used items in Sam Ash

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by TolerancEJ, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. I just realized Sam Ash has a used section to their website now. http://used.samashmusic.com/

    I didn't see too many deals, though I noted a few vintage Ric's which may interest some TB'ers. I'm not too familiar with typical Ric prices, although I thought it was a bit odd to see the older models at lower prices.

    1976 4001 Arctic Glow $2,499.99

    1974 4001 Maple Glow $2,399.99

    1971 4001 Maple Glow $1,999.99
  2. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    I've been picking through the site with a fine tooth comb, nothing of real interest until I saw this:
    Wish I had known about this earlier, I doubt I'll see that again in my lifetime.
  3. Cool that they finally have this option.
  4. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Seriously this is killing me, an original f'in D'Angelico, one of the last ones made, for $13k. I don't think I'm getting much sleep tonight. Really hope it ended up in the hands of a player and not a dealer or collector. Ridiculous.
  5. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

    The listed '71 Ric 4001 isn't a '71. The inlays aren't full width and there are 2 hi gain pickups. The neck pup would've been a toaster in '71. And, the binding isn't checkerboard either. It's a '74 or later.
  6. Epidrake


    May 24, 2011
    $13,000 for a guitar with a badly repaired headstock. I wouldn't lose too much sleep over that. I'm sure it went to a player, collectors don't buy stuff like that. I hope it can be repaired the right way.
  7. superflybass

    superflybass Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    La Crosse WI
    most of the prices I saw were on the high sides
  8. jamminology101


    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    They double the price of what they buy it for...period. They won't sell it cheaper either, they can afford to sit on em, I know the gm in Indianapolis store....they get sum good stuff from time to time but u will pay thru the nose for it.
  9. MarTONEbass


    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    Yup, looks like most of their prices are ridiculous. 1k for a Music Yo Toby? No thanks.
  10. jamminology101


    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    I did buy one from and the price was pretty steep but it was rare...1998 fender precision deluxe which used to have a humbucker in the bridge position which is back to hum cancelling single now but also it was swamp ash/maple board with pearl dots and a see thru teal green!!!! They made sum see thru purple ones from that era that are pretty rare as well.
  11. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    D'Angelico was the greatest guitar maker in history(along with other instruments too), he died in 1964 IIRC. He made about 35 instruments a year, and then around 15 a year towards the end. This was like seeing a Michelangelo with a repaired tear in it go for 13k. I realize this isn't a guitar forum so I won't go into it too much further. I'd bet a collector or dealer bought it. There is one of D'Angellico's business cards on Ebay for $5k right now if that helps put in perspective what this is. People make recreations of his guitars for $20-30k. This isn't a first year of production Strat or Jazz bass handmade by Leo, this is a large step above that. I'll probably be thinking about this one for the rest of my life. Oh well, the later ones were made mainly by D'Aquisto anyway, not that it devalues it any. This was the most under priced thing I've ever seen and it simply floors me that if I had been in the right place at the right time I could have bought it. I'll be lucky if I ever see one of his guitars in my life, much less even play one for a few minutes.

    For more information on John D'Angelico please visit your local library or museum.
  12. Epidrake


    May 24, 2011
    I stand corrected. I didn't realize how inconsequential a broken headstock was for a guitar that rare. I still hope it can be repaired properly. Hope it wasn't fixed by an idiot.
  13. rizzo9247

    rizzo9247 Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Killed_by_Death likes this.
  14. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    right place, wrong time. gotta give yourself a break.

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