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Jul. 15th, 2006 | 12:52 am
location: Montana
tone: curiouscurious
posted by: dirtylittlelie in i_play_ithollow

My boyfriend has a Fender Parlor Guitar...antique, from the 50s or 60s. Apparently one of the first Fender parlors ever made. I'm going to paint it. I have an idea for what I want to paint, I'll link a sketch I did of my idea later.
So I have four questions:
1. Do you think any interest will generate if/when I try to sell it?
2. How much do you think I could sell it for?
3. Would any of you be interested?
4. Do you think I could get any more people interested if I offered to custom paint it?

Here's the link to my idea: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/xainy/Guitarscheme.jpg

Any feedback would be very much appreciated!


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from: usb_chord
date: Jul. 15th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)

when it comes to old instruments like that, permanently altering it from it's original state is a bad idea. (Unless you are selling it to wants you to do that for whatever reason.) In all other instances, it would depreciate the value of the guitar tremendously.

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from: hoboxcore
date: Jul. 15th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)

People would definately be way more interested in it if it were kept in as close to original condition as possible. I'd only really think about painting it if you knew you wouldn't want to sell it.

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from: shyboy40
date: Jul. 17th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)

collector's could offer a pretty penny if it's in good condition.
But if you paint it they won't offer a penny for it.
The only person who would want to buy it after that is someone who dosent' know too much guitar's and just wants it for the paint job.

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from: ivegot_itnow
date: Jul. 21st, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)

this is a bit delayed. however, unless you are indifferent to the value of the guitar you really should not ever paint a guitar. paint will also drastically effect the tone on a parlor guitar.

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from: dirtylittlelie
date: Jul. 21st, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)

We've decided to actually make, paint and sell our own custom guitars. I'll probably be posting an ad for them on this and other similar LJ communities toward the end of the year. (:

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