What is a used MIM tele going for?

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  1. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    When I peruse ebay and reverb the used prices seem unreal.
     
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    Nashville Craigslist has 7 of them with asking prices in the $450-1000 range.
     
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    Very much depending on year. Should be at least.
     
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    Have you been in a coma for the past year? Prices on ALL used guitars have gone through the roof!
     
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    Check GC/MF online (they share inventory). The used prices there have remained normal. Obvs you risk buying a guitar you haven't played yet, but it's returnable at least.

    Little known, apparently, is Sweetwater's used market. It's easier to find from a proper PC (rather than a phone). I've never bought there, but I know that it's actually independent of Sweetwater; for some reason they just let people post and sell their gear through their site.
     
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    T-Rey StealYourFace Silver Member

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    They seem to stay around $350-$500 around here. The latter usually being a player or the like and the former usually being a standard.
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    My bad! I didn't read that correctly and thought you were asking about a MIM Stratocaster. MIM Telecasters do seem to bring a little more. $500 ish.
     
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    Averaging $450 & up around here
     
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    Yeah before you do that read all the lamentation threads about GC/MF (which are the same thing)
     
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    Nice comment. o_O Havent shopped in a while.
     
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    As I said, "obvs".

    The risk is no greater than with Reverb, though, and in fact is far less given the ease of returning an item that fails to please.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Ive purchased used from gc. Its definitely a mixed bag.

    All I want is a tele with a rosewood neck for 300 bux. I guess Ill wait to see if the prices go down. If not then Ill stick with my CV 50s tele.
     
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    Yeah - if you want RW for ~ $300 you're going to need to set your pointer at Squier. I haven't seen an MIM tele here (SF Bay Area) for $300 since well before last year. Over the past year, it appears that the used market in much of the US has caught up with us...
     
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    That's pretty rigid.

    Ever try the ASAT? or Vintage (brand) Tele models?
     
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    Aside from my CV Id dont think Id buy a Squier for more than 150 bux. Maybe Im living in the past IDK. I got my son a great mim strat for 350 two years ago.

    I got a decent Epi Les Paul custom for 330 last year. A squier tele, unless its a cv is not worth it to me for that kind of money.
     
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    Ive bought like 5 SX teles from Rondo for 100 bux. Id happily buy another but they dont have any.
     
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    I recently sold a well-used MIM Tele for $450, and prices tend to be pretty low around here.

    At least around here, used MIM Teles run $50 more than their Strat counterparts. Even two years ago, you would have been looking at 4 bills for a Tele.
     
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    It's my experience that Teles are a little more expensive than Strats. $50 more than a Strat seems right. A year ago a MIM Strat for $350 and a MIM Tele for $400 would have been pretty good deals. Now it's more like $400 & 450 for the cheapest one listed--and that hasn't got rosewood. Rosewood teles are a little harder to find.

    I don't see a lot of Squier Teles cheap either. I see a rosewood parts-tele with crappy trapezoid tuners (Squier Affinity neck, probably) and issues--and they're asking 275. Yikes.

    I think you're going to need to up your budget to $500+ for MIM, and maybe $300 for a CV. That Harley Benton just keeps looking better.
     
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