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Value my 12 string guitar please?

I recently got a second hand Takamine En 10-12, I struggle to play it so would like to sell it, It has a a damaged neck where it was stood on by previous owner but it doesn't effect the playing I think its more crushed and cracked than snapper, and it is electro-acoustic but the pre amp does not work. I am looking for a rough valuation and where the best place to sell it is

Thanks

Burf4 years ago
Its likely the only thing keeping the neck in one piece it the truss rod. The best way I know to set a valuation on the guitar is to check the retail price of the needed repairs, including labor (replace the neck, repair the pre-amp, etc.) then go to places like local music stores, eBay, Craigslist, on-line guitar/music stores and try to find a general value range for guitars like yours and in the same approximate condition after repairs.
Average out these prices, then deduct the cost of repairs and use that as a starting asking price. Be prepared to negotiate.
Try to sell at those same places you used to get the value of the guitar.
rickharris4 years ago
Not a lot in it's condition. A new one in the Uk = £550

So in good condition reckon on 1/4 to 1/2 of that.

But damaged I wouldn't pay more then £60 and expect to buy a new neck.
If you struggle to play the 12 string - reduce it to 6 strings and see if you get on better.
Sounds like its worth about what you paid for the new strings.