Re: Current Market Values for a 1987 JEM777 LNG
The VDY someone else is talking about was pretty rough, but I thought the PBK was pretty clean. It's a black guitar and those very often don't show well when not really prepped to sell. From what I saw, the hardware was very clean and there was almost no wear on the neck plate. The body was free of any really major chips. The case was unfortunate, but I think the guitar would have cleaned up very nicely.
I can recall only one PBK on eBay in the US the last few years and it was being sold by that vintagevalueguitars guy who sells for pretty high values. It was a nicer guitar and in a clean case, but he got $2600 for it and it didn't sit out there super long (less than a month if I recall).
The only guitar I've had with significant scarf joint shrinkage is my '91 FP. I wonder if it has anything to do with the oil finished necks? Perhaps the clear finish on most of the necks keeps them from drying out and shrinking to some extent?