Re: JS10th... few questions from an owner
Good number, but it's real value lies in how good the chrome is. You may not have played it but some of these were horrible right out of the case. #4 was so pathetically scratchy no serious collector would want it. Add to that these early numbers were more likely nickel colored instead of chrome. much more yellow than blue in the overtones. That's part of the "charm" of a lower number, but only if the chrome is seriously in perfect condition, no light scratches, no hairs or much dust under the surface, etc. Nobody cares if Joe played it, and as Renato said, many would prefer it not have been signed on the wood. Back cover signatures much more acceptible.
Value depends on if you actually want to sell it. There are some very strong asking prices out there, none finding buyers. Check e-bay for examples. I know of one that did sell at $8500 last year but he had found that [sucker] off e-bay and it was listed just to complete the deal with protections. There's nothing to say that's not the right price for these, Roman sold several for $10k new, but big spenders like that are few and far between. Real value for an actual sale price somewhere in the $5-7k range probably.