1991 Nightbird DX (Deluxe) #LC000020: What is it worth these days?

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I was thinking about selling mine, but I have no idea what to ask for it (no case, just the guitar). From all the information about the DX series I've found online, I apparently own the last one ever made (only 20 produced from 1990-91 and I have serial #20). Any input would be appreciated. :)
 
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Is that a fully solid body guitar? Due to it's uniqueness a collector will yield the best price. For a player or Guild guitar "experimentist", like many at LTG, I would estimate $700 to $900. Not having the case will put downward pressure on price. I am basing my estimate on the price Brian Setzer solid body '80's Bluebirds often bring. (Note I used the word "experimentists" instead of "flipper" because many are interested in checking out an unusual Guild but not looking to "cash in" on a resell.)

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What an interesting guitar. Arched top? Is it hollow?
 

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Never seen one from that year. Anybody know what makes it "deluxe"?
 

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Yes, fully solid body. Thanks for the info! I've had this thing in storage for about a decade, but I didn't know the history of Nightbirds until a few days ago. Imagine my surprise when I looked at the serial number and discovered that this is likely the last 1990's DX ever made!
 

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I'm undecided about selling it though. Just need to clear out some gear, and I already have my Gibson Ripper bass listed on ebay, so I'm not sure I need to get rid of this Nightbird. I kind of like it, but on the other hand, a real Guild collector might appreciate it more. As I mentioned before, it's just been laying around in storage for ages, so parting with it wouldn't be a great heartache for me (not like my Gibson EB-0 bass...that's my baby!)
 

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Is that a Floyd Rose or Kahler on it? Or is it just a black stop tail?
 

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What kind of pickups are on the guitar? SD's ?
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This might help. I found this info online from http://www.usedprice.com/items/audio/guild-guitars/electric-guitar/nightbird-deluxe-170223.html (although I think the production years are incorrect according to what I've read from other sources...I think it was only 1990-1991 for the DX):

Model: Nightbird Deluxe
Manufacturer: Guild Guitars
Type: Electric Guitar
Year: 1991-1994
Body: Mahogany
Top Wood: Spruce
# of Strings: 6
Pickups: Humbucker
Pickup Configuration: H-H
 

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What kind of pickups are on the guitar? SD's ?
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Is that a Floyd Rose or Kahler on it? Or is it just a black stop tail?


Most of the ones I've seen had DiMarzio pickups and a Schaller wrapover bridge/tailpiece combination:

NightbirdDlx.jpg


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Hans Moust
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