Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Question about Vinnie Moorre VM1-sh desirability
I'm trying to figure out the interest level and fair market value for a 1987 Vinnie Moore signature model with the splash finish (vm1-sh). I have a client who wants to trade me this guitar as partial payment for services, but I need to know what I can expect to get for it before I okay the deal. He says that there were only 25 guitars made with this finish, but I'm skeptical.
It appears to be all original with one major exception. At some point, someone has replaced the floyd rose bridge with a standard hardtail. The work looks like it was professionally done, but it is definitely not original. Otherwise, very good condition for it's age. Minimal fret wear, no major dings anywhere on the body. The finish has faded to a cream but is very pleasing. All the components are original and it plays very well. Fast neck, no noise from the pots.
So, are these guitars collectible, and if so, what is a reasonable value? I've seen some from before 2008 that went for $2500 or more, but that was before the financial crisis. I'd like to see it go to a good home and give my client a fair value for his guitar at the same time. Any help is welcome.