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  1. #1

    Arista Awards

    There's an Artist Award from the late '80s I've been interested in.

    Is there anything I should watch out or look for on these guitars? Sort of out of my wheelhouse but it's SO pretty.

    Also, what would you consider a good price assuming excellent condition?
    1960s: [ SFIII ]
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | 2x X80 | X82 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  2. #2
    Hmm... when I read the title, I thought the thread might be about some record company getting an award. An Artist Award thread is much more interesting, though!
    Guild X-170
    Guild/Benedetto Stuart
    Guild Nightbird GG
    Guild JF-30 C
    a few other guitars :>)

  3. #3
    The Benedetto AAs are supposed to be the best of the later ones; they certainly command the best prices according to the VGG. If you can get one for less than 5K, I think you’re doing well. The non-Bene AAs should be less than 5K, maybe closer to 4K.
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    The Benedetto AAs are supposed to be the best of the later ones; they certainly command the best prices according to the VGG. If you can get one for less than 5K, I think you’re doing well. The non-Bene AAs should be less than 5K, maybe closer to 4K.
    I remember passing on a New Hartford American Patriot AA not long ago for $4K, and in retrospect, I should have bought it. My problem with any AA is that as soon as I get near one, I get a massive insecurity complex. They just have a way of doing that to you. As far as prices go, if it's a Westerly, I'd aim for $4K or less.
    Sandy

    '59 X175AB, '68 SFII Bass (Green), '73 D50NT, '82 Mark V, '86 Pilot 602P, '87 Pilot SB602M, '88 Pilot SB602MF, '99 DeArmond Starfire Bass, '10 F512NT,
    '11 F50ce Std (Sunburst), '12 D50NT Std, '13 R30S (Resonator), '13 B54ce Std Bass, '13 Orpheum Jumbo Prototype, '13 Orpheum OM, '13 GSR M85II Bass

  5. #5
    Re the title - LOL. The company I work for is named Arista. Teach me to type late at night.
    1960s: [ SFIII ]
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | 2x X80 | X82 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  6. #6
    This is the guitar. The current owner has jacked up the price but I've got him back down to what it sold for here.

    I'm just a sucker for that beautiful '80s burst.

    Also, I totally get the inferiority complex thing. I felt the same way with the X500s that I owned, so I'm sure this will be much worse.
    1960s: [ SFIII ]
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | 2x X80 | X82 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    This is the guitar.
    Is there supposed to be a link?
    Chris

    ‘
    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, ‘60 SF II, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    Is there supposed to be a link?
    Yes. Yes there is.

    https://reverb.com/item/9228720-guil...-1988-sunburst
    1960s: [ SFIII ]
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79-3 | 2x X80 | X82 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    1990s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Sold! Did you buy it Gary? Sure is pretty!
    Sandy

    '59 X175AB, '68 SFII Bass (Green), '73 D50NT, '82 Mark V, '86 Pilot 602P, '87 Pilot SB602M, '88 Pilot SB602MF, '99 DeArmond Starfire Bass, '10 F512NT,
    '11 F50ce Std (Sunburst), '12 D50NT Std, '13 R30S (Resonator), '13 B54ce Std Bass, '13 Orpheum Jumbo Prototype, '13 Orpheum OM, '13 GSR M85II Bass

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