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post #1 of 16
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I read the rules and I didn't see anything that said the appraisals section was for computers only, so here it goes.

Me and my brother went to a pawn shop and bought this Kansas Guitar. It is in Like New condition. I want to know if we paid too much for it.

Here's what it says on the inside:

Kansas
A breed apart
K-Venetian-Nat

The guitar itself looks really nice, and it has an amplifier and equalizer built into the side. Pictures are attached.

Pic 1: Whole guitar. The marking on the top of the guitar on the right side are just fingerprints and dust. The flash brought it out. The paint is flawless.

Pic 2: That's the tag on the inside.

Pic 3: Equalizer thing. Runs on a battery.
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post #2 of 16
I've heard of that brand before,but I'm not sure of where to price it...... hmmmmmmmm. Sorry I can not help you.
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post #3 of 16
I'd say $100.

How much did you pay?
post #4 of 16
I've seen plenty of guitars like that with the built eq and all but not Kansas brand, thats new to me. What did you pay if I may ask?
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post #5 of 16
I almost thought it would be something autographed by a Kansas band member. I would say just take off 20% of what you paid for it, depending on quality obviously. I would take off a little more for my axe just because I have put some wear on it (humbuckers have lots of scratches due to me digging in a little too hard sometimes with my pick).
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post #6 of 16
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I'm not going to say how much I payed, or it'll alter what people say.

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Originally Posted by ted View Post
I almost thought it would be something autographed by a Kansas band member. I would say just take off 20% of what you paid for it, depending on quality obviously. I would take off a little more for my axe just because I have put some wear on it (humbuckers have lots of scratches due to me digging in a little too hard sometimes with my pick).
I bought it, and I don't want to sell it. I just want to see if the price I paid is fair.
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post #7 of 16
It all comes down to the wood it's made of...that's what makes guitars good.

This will sound silly, but put your nose up to the sound hole. If you can smell glue, it's cheap and not worth much. If you smell actual wood, and not plywood, it might be worth more.

But aside from that, I've never heard of Kansas before. At the very most it's worth $250, and that's a long shot.

I'd say around $125.
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post #8 of 16
a quick google search seems to indicate that kansas is a montgomery ward brand. i would say about $90. But hey, how does it play? Are the tuners decent? In the last 15 years or so, the quality of these affordable guitars from overseas has skyrocketed. So if you paid like 100 for it and it stays in tune/sounds decent, enjoy it.
    
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post #9 of 16
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I smell all wood. I see the joints are all wood too (By joints I mean on the inside, by the curves)
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Does the wood look like a plank of wood with grain etc, or does it look like thin sheets of wood laminated together, like plywood?
    
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