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kadhimj
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:25 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

So I offered up one of my ultra v's for a trade...someone on craigslist wanted to trade his Ibanez rga7qm OR Schecter Damien Elite 7. Since I don't have any seven strings, I thought it would be a fair trade, even though those are made in China or something and are lower end guitars. Also, my V was modified pretty heavily before I got it, but it plays and sounds incredible.

Anyways, the guy turned me down saying his guitars were worth a lot more than mine. Thanks god cause I'm sure I love my carvin more that I could ever love one of his guitars, but it got me thinking.

What do you guys think this guitar is worth?



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:18 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Modded as it was by a former owner, I doubt that anybody has any idea of its value. I have actually never seen a Carvin "V" with only a single pickup (not to say they don't exist). And certainly not one with the single pickup at an angle in the bridge position like yours. I wonder how the former owner did this, without it showing badly where the body was filled, which yours does not in the picture.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:19 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Modded as it was by a former owner, I doubt that anybody has any idea of its value. I have actually never seen a Carvin "V" with only a single pickup (not to say they don't exist). And certainly not one with the single pickup at an angle in the bridge position like yours. I wonder how the former owner did this, without it showing badly where the body was filled, which yours does not in the picture.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:55 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

kadhimj wrote:

What do you guys think this guitar is worth?


The correct answer (that really bugs me) is, "It's worth whatever folks are willing to pay for it!"

But personally, looking at the mods, the seem around where the neck pickup used to be, the altered angle of the bridge pickup, etc., I'm thinking about $400 to the right buyer.

Just one guy's opinion.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:55 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm not so sure it would even sell for $400, but I'm into more traditional body styles and such, so I'm the wrong person to guesstimating what this would be worth.

On a personal level, it doesn't do anything for me with the mods you have. From a buyer's perspective, it's not onje of the bigger name makes -- many people never heard of Carvin or ever saw or heard one up close. Take the name barnd issue and the mods, which would beg the question of what else has been done on it, and I'm thinking it would be a hard sell, short of giving it away. And you surely don't want to do that.

So, I'd recommend keeping it, enjoying it, mod it to your heart's content. If it's got mojo working for you, hold on to it. That mojo will always be there.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:32 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

BluesPicker wrote:
I'm not so sure it would even sell for $400


You're probably right.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:50 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

It was a perfectly good '88, and would have gone for about $4-500 ( I paid $500 for mine)

But with these mods, keep it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:38 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

That sucks that you can see where the pickups were filled in. I would route them back out and paint if again. Plus I would do a better job filling in or maybe find a thin flame top or the like.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:45 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

One option I would look into, is seeing if Carvin would accept it in for a complete repair and refit, worth a phone call at least...

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