Well my guess would be that #666 would be a later, Japanese market guitar. So right off the bat it wouldn't have the special case with the serial number plaque.
Exactly, overseas model with signed trem cover, but it's been 10 years and I don't remember. But absolutely all of that matters to what it's worth as a guitar, before adding on the premium for a desirable number.
Obviously all true Vai fans would note Steve Vai's birthday being 06/06/60!!
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No doubt it's a desirable number. No doubt if a satanic Vai fan that always dreamed of owning LNG666 hit the Powerball for 300 uberlarge, he'd pay you one millllliiiion dollars for it, on his road to bankruptcy in 10 years
If you can find the deep money that is willing to pay what you would take to part with it, you have every right to boast that's what it's worth. But you have to sell it to prove it
Otherwise we have to value it on what we think it's worth. Good LNG's are desirable and expensive guitars. There was a charity auction LNG that sold for $10k on Long Island 15 years ago, at a time market valuation was around $3000 for good ones. I think Ed Roman was only asking $7,777 for them at the time
Right now I'd value
LNG #1 - $20-25,000. It's got a little chip that may deter the big money.
LNG #777 - $15-20,000.
These guitars are both Hoshino USA cased, with important provenance. The guitars and packages are the most desirable of all LNG's. What #666 is worth depends on what it is, plus whatever somebody will pay you for the number. If #666 is HUSA cased, cool gliphs, super clean sitting in it's pale pink lined with plaque and all docs, i'd definitely give you a valuation of $10k+ on it. If it's overseas, with signed cover in gray cardboard case with no docs or tools, played in board, and a few small blems, I'd have to call it more in the $6,666 range. If I had to give an insurance valuation that's the area I'd be thinking, unless you can convince me otherwise. You can always prove your point by selling it for $15,000, and no doubt there might be somebody out there that would pay it, but until you do, I'll stick with my valuation