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    Default Need some advice on an autographed guitar

    Quick back story on this guitar. My brother was diagnosed with a non cancerous brain tumor. In trying to put together a benefit he wrote to Extreme's mgt company (He's a HUGE Extreme fan) about getting Nuno to come play. They couldn't but Nuno flew him to Boston when he and Gary sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park. Nuno autographed the guitar he played and gave it to my bro to auction off.

    What kind of value do you think it has considering the story behind the guitar? Have certificate signed by Nuno, pics and video of him playing it. I don't have the specs in front of me but it's a Washburn Acoustic.

    He also has a N4 that Nuno gave him as a gift or to sell if he needs to.

    I'm going to take it to Guitar Center this week to see if I can get some kind of appraisal done on it before I put it on EBay.

    Any thought?

    Thanks Dave

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    Dave,

    You'll want to tailor your auction, and I'm assuming it'll be ebay, towards the Extreme/Nuno fan. You'll want to rely on their need/want of Extreme memorabilia to help fuel the auction "frenzy".

    It sounds like you've got the documentation needed to prove authenticity, which will help.

    I'd include the backstory regarding your brothers illness, not to prey on his illness, but to demonstrate how you became in possession of the items, and what their sale will accomplish.

    Look for similar items to get a non-signed item price point and then price accordingly. The signatures/stage played features should increase the price between 10-25%. That said, if you've followed the EVH Art Series/Signed/Designed/Played Guitars, you know the 10-25% theory can be thrown out the window!

    I hope things improve on your brothers front.
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    Nuno's autograph really isn't going to add a lot of value to the guitar. It might bump up the price a little for an Extreme fan though.
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    Autographs usually devalue a guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Autographs usually devalue a guitar.
    It's an interesting thing. If you could have your favorite guitarist autograph your favorite guitar would you? I would. I'm not an autograph guy at all but I have a white Kramer I would love to have Ed's autograph on somewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    It's an interesting thing. If you could have your favorite guitarist autograph your favorite guitar would you? I would. I'm not an autograph guy at all but I have a white Kramer I would love to have Ed's autograph on somewhere.


    Brett would you let Ed autograph your pink EBMM?

    Not to further derail but in answer to DD's question. hell yeah I'd have Page, EVH etc sign a guitar...BUT I'd have them do it on the back of the guitar then get clear coat over it so it wouldn't wear off. Would make it awesome. I would NOT want a signature on the face of a guitar that was one I played often or used to perform with. On the back or even the headstock(front or back) would be cool as hell though. imo

    back on topic...A&Z Guitar Repair gave a great response imo. Definitely include the story, tailor the auction with lots of photos as well.
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    Thanks for all of the info. I'm not a collector of musical instruments at all, but was suprised that it doesn't add much value. Does make sense if someone wanted to play the guitar versus someone who would hang it on the wall.

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    I would try the Washburn Forum mate. The're might be some collectors willing to pay a certain amount of money for a certain kind of guitar lurking around. Good luck with the sale and good luck with your brother

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    EVH autographed my EBMM EVH, but then again, it's not my favorite (or main) guitar. I really would prefer he NOT sign my main guitar, which I use all the time.
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    I had Slash personally sign a Les Paul in 1991 when he was at the bowling alley I used to bowl at. Funnier yet that I actually had a guitar in the car. When I went to trade it for my EBMM at Guitar Center in early '92, they said it would have been worth a lot more without his sig. And that's when GNR was the biggest band in the world they said that.
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    Sounds like Guitar Center might have been trying to devalue your trade. I really don't see how an autograph would really devalue anything (I'm assuming the autograph could be removed via buffing or rubbing compound without damaging the finish.

    I wonder if they removed the autograph after they got it from you, or sold it as is?
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    They may have been. They removed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzy View Post
    I would try the Washburn Forum mate. The're might be some collectors willing to pay a certain amount of money for a certain kind of guitar lurking around. Good luck with the sale and good luck with your brother
    Thanks. Didn't think about that and will give it a try. We're shooting for the $1,200 - $1,500 range, but hopefully can get some big Nuno or Extreme fans to bid on it.

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    Wonder why all these ART series guitars are sellin like hot cakes...they are basically a $900 guitar??
    Lets just throw a pound of weed in the fire place, f@#% it!

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    Just an FYI....Sold the guitar on EBay for $1,625. Was hoping to get a little more for my bro but not a bad amount.

 

 

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