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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2018, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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2cents needed: Buying a 7v w/sustainer

I have a 2007 mint 7v and found someone selling a 2005 7v mint with 101 sustainer installed. He offered me to exchange his with mine and add 400 Canadian for the sustainer

Only issue I learned later is the back covers missing (pic attached) and seems it's pretty bad work. Of course I will get a custom cover made if the exchange goes through.

What do u guys think? Worth it? Yes I love sustainers but I probably won't pay 400 and decline if he can't lower.
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Re: 2cents needed: Buying a 7v w/sustainer

Unless you plan on keeping it for ever and are ok with that work, it's probably best to leave it alone and either have yours modded or find one that was installed better. Regarding price, the kit isn't $400 new and that install should be free at best.

You could have Mai Guitars do a new body and cavity covers for you with a large route for a Sustainer:
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Re: 2cents needed: Buying a 7v w/sustainer

Rough. And not mint!
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Unless you plan on keeping it for ever and are ok with that work, it's probably best to leave it alone and either have yours modded or find one that was installed better. Regarding price, the kit isn't $400 new and that install should be free at best.
How much do you think his is worth in USD with what you see?
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Rough. And not mint!
Seems the issue is with just the back. I was just thinking if i could get a weird shape cover made, and offer him 200 extra on top of mine, itd be a good deal. That is also my love for sustainers speaking.
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Re: 2cents needed: Buying a 7v w/sustainer

If you want the sustainer it's worth pursuing for if the price is substantially less than the price of the sustainer installed. Also what is warranty? These are items to bargain down the price.
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Re: 2cents needed: Buying a 7v w/sustainer

I know nothing about sustainers, but if your's is mint it seems to me that his is worth no more than yours, given that install. That said, you can get a custom cover made with a little effort so maybe it's worth a couple hundred extra to you if you haven't been able to find another one. The cover should cost you less than $100 from a custom pickguard maker.
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Did he say why he wants to trade it for one without a sustainer?
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Did he say why he wants to trade it for one without a sustainer?
Yea he said he doesnt play the sustainer / trying to fund another Jem. I will try the hell out of it before he gets mine cos mine is flawless.
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