1991 McSpadden value

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1991 McSpadden value

Postby DulciBiker » Tue May 16, 2017 9:36 pm

I know of a 1991 McSpadden which may be for sale.

It is signed by Lynn McSpadden.
Hourglass shape. Walnut back and sides. Spruce sound board. Scroll peg head. Sta Tite tuning machines. It has a good sound.
It is pristine, in a hard shell case and appears to never have been played. Not a mark on it. It appears as if new. The little envelope with the pick and noter which came with it has never been opened until I opened it while looking at it.
Any idea of the value of it before I pursue if further?
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Re: 1991 McSpadden value

Postby Steve Smith » Tue May 16, 2017 9:41 pm

The model number should be on the label with Lynn's signature - that will tell a lot. And when you say hardshell case, that should be the one with wood in it, where you could sit on it without hurting it. The chipboard case is between that and a bag case, and is what usually came with theirs at that time.
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Re: 1991 McSpadden value

Postby DulciBiker » Wed May 17, 2017 7:11 am

Sorry I forgot to enter the model number. I had it.
It is model M-12S.
It is a chipboard case.
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Re: 1991 McSpadden value

Postby spineloccio » Wed May 17, 2017 8:56 am

I recently purchased a McSpadden which had been bought by mail in 1994. It's a similar instrument, and the case still contained the original receipt ($245.00). The instrument is in wonderful shape and appears to have been played very little...if at all. I paid the original price....
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Re: 1991 McSpadden value

Postby Banjimer » Wed May 17, 2017 6:50 pm

If it is in the shape you describe without scratches, dents, cracks, etc. I'd value it in the neighborhood of $250-$300. The chipboard case adds nothing to the total value. Newer used McSpadden models sell in the $300-$400 range. However, any estimate of value is just that. Its real value is what someone is willing to pay at the time you need (or desire) to sell it.
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