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Old 09-02-2009, 01:32 AM
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Anyone have any idea what a 1993 Gibson Epiphone Acoustic Electric w/hard case, all in mint cond. is worth?? New they are between 3 and 7 hundred bucks. As far as I can tell, this thing is rare. I can't find much info online. But I did figure out how to use the serial number to determine the year. I was told by a few folks on guitar forums that very few of these were made. I don't play this anymore, and i've considered trading for electric. No luck on craigslist, though i've had it posted and reposted for several weeks.



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I would think if you want rare to amount to dollar value you best hang on to it for another 50 - 100 years, otherwise sell if for whatever you can get.

FYI, acoustics are generally worth more used then they are looking like new. Acoustic guitars do sound better the more they are used and the more worn they become.
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Anyone have any idea what a 1993 Gibson Epiphone Acoustic Electric w/hard case, all in mint cond. is worth??
Well, just as with anything else, it's worth what someone is willing to pay you for it.

That said, Why not do a web search on the make and model and see what comes up?

Pawn shops and some music stores buy used guitars. See what they will offer.
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Nothing listed in the "Vintage price guide", look in the guitar blue book for a value, don't get too excited though . These were typically made in Korea\, decent quality but hardly collectable.....$300. max
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You could take to "Pawn Stars" in Las Vegas and get on tv


Try this website
http://www.rumbleseatmusic.com/Acoustics%20page.html
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Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
Well, just as with anything else, it's worth what someone is willing to pay you for it.

That said, Why not do a web search on the make and model and see what comes up?

Pawn shops and some music stores buy used guitars. See what they will offer.
The first thing I did was search the web, but I found nothing on this particular model. I'd just keep it or trade it in before I sell to a pawn shop, I know they'll lowball me.
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Yeah, being made in Korea in '93, it was almost definately made by Sammick, which is "Japanese" quality; just behind American. Never seen one of these, looks a little smaller than the typical dreadnought. Is it solid wood, or laminate? I'm going to guess laminate. Although these may be rare, that doesn't necessarily mean valuable. I agree with Nauselight, $300 max, and if it doesn't have a solid top, half that. I just sold an old Fender acoustic for $65, so the market is soft right now.

Good luck

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From what I can find in my books it's worth about $115 -$140 (retail) with the case. It's Korean made with a mahogany top, not spruce. Most of those played halfway decent and were fairly well made. I've seen a lot of Epi's of that vintage with the bridge bracing coming apart if they have not been stored in a moderate humidity environment. It's just a basic flat top guitar.
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Google George Gruhn guitars in NAshville. He will appraise it from good photos for a nominal fee...25 bucks last time I used him. You get a signed affadavit
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
From what I can find in my books it's worth about $115 -$140 (retail) with the case. It's Korean made with a mahogany top, not spruce. Most of those played halfway decent and were fairly well made. I've seen a lot of Epi's of that vintage with the bridge bracing coming apart if they have not been stored in a moderate humidity environment. It's just a basic flat top guitar.
Thanks, that's the kind of info I was looking for........I was hoping someone would have a book. I'll probably just keep it. It has a great sound.
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