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Where can I get a real good deal on a Rickenbacker guitar?

Asked by whitetigress (3129points) October 12th, 2011

Looking to purchase a Rickenbacker guitar. Got any good leads towards a good deal?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

If you find a deal, it may not be a Rickenbacker guitar, or is in bad shape.
Expect to pay $2000 USD for a six string and $3000 for a twelve. That’s new, an old 1960’s in good shape could cost two or three times that.

GladysMensch's avatar

Pawn shops. Estate sales. The only way you are going to find a deal is if the seller doesn’t know it’s value… or is hard-up for cash.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@Tropical_Willie You are correct! And that being said good luck finding anything better than that. They are once again popular so that drives price through the roof.

Gretsch too.

You might try pawn shops and Craigs list?

whitetigress's avatar

Guess who bought a Rickenbacker 620 midnight blue on Craigslist. It’s a 2008 no scratches/nicks/dents or anything. Plays like a diamond. 950$ Sounds like a deal to me :D

whitetigress's avatar

@Tropical_Willie I wish there were even a 1960s Ric just to look at on ebay. It would be stellar to see even a photo of one that exists for sale!

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