I've been out of the music game for the last three years. I picked up a nice USRG30 in '99 or so for $750. Since then, I've seen them drop in price, but now they seem to be going for close to $1k on evilbay pretty consistantly. Is there any demand for these things anymore? I suppose I could spend the hours digging around, but I figured I'd ask you folks here.
The local market is pretty dry on Ibanez stuff, and pretty guitars in specific, so the prices tend to be a bit higher where I live. I suppose that whatever they go for on the 'net, I could do a bit better locally. I picked up an S540 in '97 that was used and showed it for $350. I traded it to a local shop for $600 worth of gear and they sold it for $700 in less than five days, so I guess the flame maple caught someone's eye
(I'm still kicking myself for letting that wonderful guitar slip).
Anyhow, I need money, and I hardly ever touch the '30, and so it will be the first to go. Any idea on what I should ask for it? I'll probably feel stupid for selling it later, but rent and car insurance payments are eating me up. Thanks for reading, and all replies are most welcome.
*Edit- Forgot to mention: The stock dot inlays have been replaced with mother of pearl. I had David Nichols do it for me. He does custom inlay for Martin Guitars if any of you have heard of him. Don't know how that will affect the value, but it sure looks nice.