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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Should I buy this Destroyer?

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Based on a little research I just did it would appear that this is a MIJ guitar and in decent shape with a few chips here and there. As you can see the guy is asking $250, but says that no reasonable offer will be refused, so I was thinking of offering him $220.

I probably won't be hanging on to the guitar for too long...unless I fall in love with it . I'm planning on investing a little bit of my tax return in it and flipping it for hopefully more than double my money. Do you guys think thats a reasonable expectation? I found one on ebay with the starting bid at $550, but it was only one.

Also I would have to drive about 2.5 hours to see it, does anyone that knows more about this guitar than me think it's worth it?
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

Nope.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nope.
gahh was hoping to buy it, sell it, then buy a 7 string..
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

As an official person on the internet I say go for it.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 02:47 AM
 
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

i played one just like it, and i thought it was really nice. It was good quality and didn't sound too bad. It played very well and if i remember right had something close to a wizard II style neck.


As far as making money on it. If it is in good shape you should be able to make a 100 on without much trouble. I am not certain what they are currently selling for though.(it could be a little more)


i would certainly buy it to keep and play for a while though.
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i played one just like it, and i thought it was really nice. It was good quality and didn't sound too bad. It played very well and if i remember right had something close to a wizard II style neck.


As far as making money on it. If it is in good shape you should be able to make a 100 on without much trouble. I am not certain what they are currently selling for though.(it could be a little more)


i would certainly buy it to keep and play for a while though.
Gotcha, thanks I think that might be what I'll do.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

I own the black version of this. I'd argue they represent the pinnacle of production quality for the destroyer; there's certainly been nothing to match it since. The older ones that might rival it were made so long ago that you'd be hard pressed to find one in similar condition.

To summarise: buy it!
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

Definitely buy it! Pretty rare to come by these days..
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

don't expect to double your $. nice guitar though
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

thanks guys, there may be an NGD thread in my future
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

I would play the [email protected] out of that thing
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

As soon as I saw it I said " why the heck not "...
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

I would buy it for $200 flat. looks like a nice guitar and is probably a work horse. just make sure the neck is in good condition. no twists or broken T rods. I don't know about driving that far though...
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Re: Should I buy this Destroyer?

It's kind of a limited market, but like other great Ibbys like Ibanez Blazers and Icemans, the right buyer can make your day. $250 is not bad for MIJ.
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I would buy it for $200 flat. looks like a nice guitar and is probably a work horse. just make sure the neck is in good condition. no twists or broken T rods. I don't know about driving that far though...
Yeah it is a bit far, I think I'm going to pass on it and put my money toward a 7 string.
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