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    Default Refinishing an EBMM EVH ... wise?

    Saw this on eBay ...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ernie-Ball-Music...QQcmdZViewItem

    It's a beautiful guitar, but I think refinishing it, especially in green (a more rare color for this model) may have been a bad move as far as depreciating it's collector value..

    What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    Saw this on eBay ...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ernie-Ball-Music...QQcmdZViewItem

    It's a beautiful guitar, but I think refinishing it, especially in green (a more rare color for this model) may have been a bad move as far as depreciating it's collector value..

    What do you guys think?
    Definitely a bad move....and that goes with ANY collectors guitar (or anything else for that matter...toys, model trains, etc). With that said it does look really nice. I'm just not sure why that guy would do that...
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    Yeah, I watch Antique Roadshow too. lol

    I have to admit though ... I've been half tempted to buy one of those fugly faded purple ones and give it a nice refin job.

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    dino it will hurt the resale but lets be honest are you really gonna sell it. i would love to catch a faded purple and have it redone to look like it did when it was new. i wouldnt be parting with it so resale isnt a concern. just my 2 cents

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    I did a refinish one time of an RED EBMM EVH i think J_Alexander remebers from the ernieball forums.. then i turned to a frankenball and exchanged to Brent for an amber EVH.. wich i sold as an emergency for 1000 bucks..BIG MISTAKE!!!!!!!

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    GMW does excellent refin work, so that's a good thing. Those terribly faded purple and black EBMMs are a disappointment. Perhaps it would have been good for him to have it refinished in its original color as EB did for a while, then it would have been more of a "restore" than a modification. But as a player I'd want my guitar to look as it was intended to look. As a collector... well, I'm not a collector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    GMW does excellent refin work, so that's a good thing. Those terribly faded purple and black EBMMs are a disappointment. Perhaps it would have been good for him to have it refinished in its original color as EB did for a while, then it would have been more of a "restore" than a modification. But as a player I'd want my guitar to look as it was intended to look. As a collector... well, I'm not a collector.
    I agree.

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    I'm not really into the look as much as simply the playability of it. I have a red '92 EVH EBMM that I beat the crap out of... scratches, dings, chips, dirt.

    I'd buy it 'cause it's a great guitar. If you're looking for collector's value, I'd ask a pro what happens now to it's "blue book".
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    Quote Originally Posted by spanked55 View Post
    I'm not really into the look as much as simply the playability of it. I have a red '92 EVH EBMM that I beat the crap out of... scratches, dings, chips, dirt.

    I'd buy it 'cause it's a great guitar. If you're looking for collector's value, I'd ask a pro what happens now to it's "blue book".


    I agree that guitars are meant to be played however ...
    I don't think you can just ignore the fact that the EBMM EVH models have become harder to come by and are becoming more valuable.

    My point being ... you can't just go down to your local Guitar Center and buy an EBMM EVH to replace the one you're "beating the crap out of".

    If you like it ... I suggest you take care of it.
    Those guitars aren't easily replaced.
    I'm just say'n.
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    I wish someone would re-finish all of them except the three I have.
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    If I was buying an EBMM as an investment, I think I'd stick with an amber one. Maybe a purple that's never been out of the case and, therefore, hasn't faded. But I'd go for an amber first. The others will be worth some money because they're rare, but I don't think they'll ever be worth serious cash.

    If you want to make money on an EBMM, buy an amber with tags and original everything and leave it in the case for twenty years. Other than that, you might as well play it. That's my two cents.

    It goes without saying that refinishing any guitar takes it out of the "collector's" market and makes it just a "used" guitar.







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    Is this one (repainted) really worth that kind of coin ($2400)?

    Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    If you want to make money on an EBMM, buy an amber with tags and original everything and leave it in the case for twenty years. Other than that, you might as well play it. That's my two cents.
    There's a difference in playing a guitar and abusing a guitar.
    That's all I'm say'n.

    I intentionally bought mine in amber due to all the problems EBMM had with their dyes.
    I know the amber ones aren't as rare but my thinking was, of all the original finishes, these will probably end up looking the best in the years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yerfdog View Post
    Is this one (repainted) really worth that kind of coin ($2400)?

    Yikes!
    Collector value? ... IMO, no it's not worth it.
    I do believe the owner probably has that much into it now with the refin and all, but unfortunately I think collectors would have paid more had the finish and color been kept original.

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