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Username: sjhoffma

Post Number: 318
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

Just called them up. I shouldn't have gotten any hopes up on the asking price because it is Rudy's, but its on consignment for $10,750.

Guy on the phone was VERY nice and helpful though. I guess it belongs to a friend of the store.

We'll see how long it sits.
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3667
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:36 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice guitar but I think $10,750 is quite a lot especially considering I paid significantly less than that for this much newer 2002 Series I guitar 3 years ago and it was on consignment sale at GuitarRez.

It would be interesting to see what Bill TGO thinks as he is on the ball with these things.

(Message edited by jazzyvee on October 14, 2013)
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5564
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:56 pm:   Edit Post

I think at that price it's going to sit on consignment for a LONG time. Alembic refers to this as MSG - Medium Scale Guitar. It not only has a smaller body than the standard point, but also has the "Gibson" scale length of 24 3/4" as opposed to the "Fender" scale of the standard point body guitars - 25 1/2".

These have been going on eBay in the $2500-$3500 range, with perhaps up to $4000 for a truly unique example. Rudy's is a great shop, one of the few old 48th street shops still left. They do tend to ask top dollar for their vintage instruments. The last time I was there, around two years ago, they had several pre-CBS strats for which they were asking $40-$50K.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 889
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:18 pm:   Edit Post

There's wishful thinking and then there's just plain insanity. And the worst part is that you'd come off sounding like a complete douche to them even if you made a MORE than generous offer.
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 1188
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 7:08 pm:   Edit Post

Ouch. That's just way too much to realistically expect. Pretty guitar though.

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