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|My cousin’s mother in law became a widow around a year ago. Her husband had what I gather from the description a reverse blue burst slothead Adamas. Apparently it lived in its case under their bed for years as the husband rarely played it. My cousin inquired about a selling price on my behalf. He told me she said three to four hundred dollars. I never learned much about Adamas models aside from them being a premium Ovation model. So, I’m of the opinion she’s leaving a lot of money on the table? The last thing I can do is take advantage of someone’s lack of knowledge, let alone a widow. The guitar is a two hour drive from me and she isn’t actively trying to sell it yet. I’m trying to figure out a fair valuation for it if I make the trip. I don’t really like eBay selling figures because they’re all over the map. Obviously I’d like to pay the least amount possible while not ripping the lady off. I’m cringing at the thought of my cousin someday saying to me his MIL said somebody told her she could’ve gotten a grand more for the guitar.|
Location: Phoenix AZ
|You should check what the model number and serial number are. That will give best idea of value. Probably worth not less than 1000, but could be many thousands if it is something rare or special.|
|+1 to what Standingovation said.get model number ,serial number,year and pictures,slothead Adamas are hard to find and generally fetch a premium. |
Don't want to break your bank but if your looking to give her a fair price it could easily go for $3000 if it was something like this one .
A good place to look for info(besides here) is
Edited by 2wheeldrummer 2019-04-13 3:34 PM
|Love O Fair|
Location: What week?
|Funny.. just last week I wrote a song about someone stealing a bottle of whiskey that had been left at a grave site in sentimental gesture. In the end the thief gets drunk and falls from the spillway at a nearby dam.. so you really don't want the "dead man's curse", right? If it's a $3,000 mint, and/or beyond your budget, consider telling her the actual "rough" value, and the potential hassle of selling it for that amount, then offer her what you're willing to pay in quick cash while explaining that it is all you can afford.. of course with your best humble face and language along with compliments about her deceased husband's choice of guitars. All would seem fair to me from that point.|
Edited by Love O Fair 2019-04-13 5:29 PM
Location: Latitude 39.56819, Longitude -105.080066
|Since you appear to be somewhat related, I would take $750 to pay for the guitar. Then after you get it home, check here with the sn, model #, etc., and pics if necessary to find out the real value. Then you can if necessary call her up and explain you discovered the guitar was worth more than you thought and you would like to send her XXX additional dollars.|
Location: 6 String Ranch
|That’s a pretty logical plan|
|All of the above make sense...they are from people who know...and they are good people. A picture texted to you and then forwarded can tell most of us here a lot - just make sure the whole guitar is in the shot - I ran across a nice one sitting the corner of a shop in Atlanta years ago.... And where in Texas? - there is an old fillin' station operator turned cattle breeder who can offer advice...|
|A rarely played Adamas slothead under a bed... |
That's an attention-getter.
|Patiently ---well not really - waiting.|
|I have lots going on in my life and haven't found time to pursue this. Yesterday I was at an open mic where a guy was playing an Adamas. It was a reverse blue burst but not a 12 fret or slothead. It had an enviable tone being played fingerstyle. I talked to him about it afterwards. He said he wanted to show me his biggest complaint about it. He said they come with a walnut fingerboard and in just a few years he wore very deep divots in it around the first five frets. He invited me to feel them but the depth was plainly visible. He said he'd like to send it in for a fingerboard replacement but the company was out of business. I told him I thought the new owners still had a repair department. He was under the impression the whole company was nonexistent. I told him he should check out this forum for answers.|
|The walnut fretboards I've got wear like iron. Much harder and more durable than rosewood or ebony. ???|
|I own OSH#43. The fretboard while it has mojo (Sweat and Oil) stains - it is not indented much. Playing an instrument with natural construction materials is over years and years of playing going to show wear. Also fretboard replacement if needed is not a troubling issue...Contact a current authorized dealer - who can connect you with the repair shop. They recently did some bridge work for me. Send us a pic when you get a chance - we are all here to help.|
Ellem Ennopee - He said they come with a walnut fingerboard and in just a few years he wore very deep divots in it around the first five frets.
Those walnut fretboards were resin-impreganted. Very tough. Mine has endured 36 years without any diviot issues.
Just my 2 cents.
I read that you're busy... have you done any searches for Adamas Slotheads?
Edited by Jonmark Stone 2019-04-20 10:02 PM
Location: Park CIty, UT
|Did you ever decide to do anything? Listing it anywhere? It sounds lovely and I've been lurking waiting for the news|
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