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    Default 1965 Jazzmaster value

    Two years ago I bought a '65 Jazzmaster. I only paid $350.00 for it, but the original pickups had been replaced with humbuckers, all the original pots and switches were gone, and the original bridge was replaced with a tuneomatic. I replaced the pickups with Seymour Duncan quarter pound jazzmasters, replaced the pots and switches with new ones, had the guitar refinished olympic white, and I even replaced the pickguard. I would like to know if all this restoration work has reduced the value very much. Does anyone know roughly how much this guitar is worth after putting on all the replacement parts?

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    Interesting question... on one hand, what you've done is to make it a better sounding, looking, and playing guitar, which would make it more valuable probably to you and to someone else who's looking for a great player guitar. On the other hand, you have to leave-it-as-it-was crowd, who believe you reduce the guitar's value if you change the strings.

    So... what's it worth now? That's really hard to put a number on. 8)
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    To be honest, it isn't worth any more than you paid for it.
    All the collectors value is gone. You probably have a decent players guitar anyway..............so that's good.
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    That's kinda what I was tryin' to say, in the nicest way possible! 8)
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Thanks guys. This guitar is definately more spiffy looking, awsome sounding and plays like a dream! Even though much of the value is gone, it's a keeper. I would like to submit some before and after pictures as soon as I can figure out how to do it. I'm still a little bit of a greenhorn with my computer. :D

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    Well, ya gotta have your photos resident somewhere online to post them. Sign up for a free account at www.photobucket.com and upload some pics to your page there. Then, c'mon back here and we'll walk ya through posting them to our site!
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Right on! Thanks, stan. I'll do that.

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    Good deal, man. I want to see some pics of that old Franken-jag
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    Will do!

 

 

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