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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Who was the lucky one to get this DY deal?

I was browsing through some completed EBAY listings and saw one from June this year, item 131203787808, '87 DY with palm rest and original case, original owner. $1099.
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Not me, but definitely jealous!
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Yeah, I saw that the other day. I should have bought it just because of the deal. But I don't really want a DY and the dirty fretboard turned me off. I have two guesses who bought that...
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When you saw it, it had a BUY IT NOW at that price?

Hey Takin A Ride, I do notice from various responses that you really dislike and stay away used/dirty fretboards. On a vintage used guitars, I almost expect to see it. I guess I'm just biased because my 87 DY and LNG both have pretty used fretboards (see my DY pic below), but the jumbo frets are still in good shape. Its funny because old fender get top dollar and people relic theirs to make it looked used. I would hate to see the fret board really drive down the price of these guitars in the future.

Also, I just did a clean up on my DY and filled in a pea sized nick that was down to the wood from when I purchased it. It's not a exact color match, but better than the wood. See right below 3rd screw by switch.




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When you saw it, it had a BUY IT NOW at that price?

Hey Takin A Ride, I do notice from various responses that you really dislike and stay away used/dirty fretboards.
Yes, it was a BIN at that price. It would never have gone at that price in a regular auction.

My thing about dirty fretboards is only in relation to what the guitar is worth. Ibanez guitars are a bit different than vintage Fenders and Gibsons. The more mint the guitar, the more it's worth. With old maple board Jems, the cleanliness of the board is a huge factor in what they're worth. Since I wouldn't be buying an old 777 Jem as a player, I look for them to have as clean of boards as possible.

I have an LNG and an SK and not to say I never play them, but I don't play them often. For players, I way prefer some newer stuff I have, especially a few guitars that have Rich setups on them.
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Yeah I've done that on a few guitars and it works OK, but not perfect. And the original clear finish is gone, which means it gets dirty again quickly. And it still isn't original, its a cleaned fretboard, which value-wise puts it above "dirty" but not as high as "original".

Again, I'm not debating the appeal of dirty maple boards, I'm only commenting on the impact it has on the value of the guitar. At $1100 and considering the case and palm rest, I could have bought the guitar, cleaned the board and resold it for an easy and healthy profit. That's what I suspect is going to happen with this guitar. I'm expecting to see it for sale again.
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Or, somebody just got lucky and got the deal of the year and is happily playing one very nice DY regularly. Either way, the real question is, who was dumb enough to sell an 87' DY in superb condition and sweet package for $1100?!
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Alright well there goes one of my guesses as to who bought it
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The first one to see it and had the funds to buy it should have bought it
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I wish I had seen it! I had enough for it...

It could have been my first Jem. Oh well.
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The first one to see it and had the funds to buy it should have bought it
I "always" have the funds. I just didn't see it in time. I don't need it but would have got it anyway.
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The only real odd thing about this listing was the revision history, that's why I asked if anyone saw it live. Check the revision history, BIN price was changed about 20 times and in 10 minute intervals sometime. Either he was fishing for a BIN buyer, or someone was bargining him down.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...p2047675.l2569
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The first one to see it and had the funds to buy it should have bought it
I know, the more times I check back to this thread, the dumber I feel
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The only real odd thing about this listing was the revision history, that's why I asked if anyone saw it live. Check the revision history, BIN price was changed about 20 times and in 10 minute intervals sometime. Either he was fishing for a BIN buyer, or someone was bargining him down.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...p2047675.l2569
OK this makes me feel better and also makes more sense. I remember this guitar, but I remember passing on it really quickly. I most likely saw it when it was first listed and the price was likely a lot higher than $1100. I think at that price, I would have seriously stopped and looked.

That guitar was first listed May 30th, so it had been sitting there forever.
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