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Thread: How do value my Guild F30-NT HR?

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    Question How do value my Guild F30-NT HR?

    Hi everyone,

    I have a Guild F30-NT HR acoustic made in the USA. I received it as a gift in about 2001 or 2002. I don't have any information other than the model and serial numbers. I know it's not a full-size and it's natural colored, but how do I determine specifics like the actual color and size? I have found similar Guilds online but nothing exactly like mine yet. I am likely going to sell it and may replace with something else but how do I determine the value? I also had a pickup installed a few years ago. Any guidance from ya'll would be super appreciated!

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    Welcome Holly and lots of knowledge on this forum. Others will be along. I did not find a picture of the label in photos. Will try again.
    1983 Guild G45
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    Holly:
    I get two pictures. One of guitar in case and one of headstock. If you will post the serial number, someone will give you the year and if Hans (IMO the most knowledgeable Guild guitar person breathing) sees your post, he will give you an exact answer.
    1983 Guild G45
    2000 X 170 Tennessee Orange Electric Flag PUPS
    2001 Chris Bozung Rosewood Dred - Antique Sunburst - "A Dozen Roses"
    2011 Chris Bozung CB "45" Brazilian Rosewood Dread
    2014 Guild D55 NT
    2019 CB Super with Engelmann Top and Cocobolo Back and Sides

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    looks like a late 90's F-30, very nice. should be a 24.75" scale. lower bout should be 16". it is "natural" colored (NT=natural top), as u have already concluded. ive played one of these, had a chunky neck. is yours that way? value will depend largely on condition, but there aren't too many of these from this time period. if u got it as a gift, and it was brand new at the time (u are the original owner)...i would keep it

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyLLL View Post
    ....I am likely going to sell it and may replace with something else but how do I determine the value?....
    Hard to say! One way is to look at "sold listings" on ebay. There are a couple on there that went in the neighborhood of $650, but they were older than yours and probably not in as good of shape.

    There are about 17 F30s for sale on reverb.com, and they range (optimistically) from $900 to $1700. Sellers in Japan price them considerably higher - up around $2500.

    Cool guitar! Welcome to the boards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    Hard to say! One way is to look at "sold listings" on ebay. There are a couple on there that went in the neighborhood of $650, but they were older than yours and probably not in as good of shape.

    There are about 17 F30s for sale on reverb.com, and they range (optimistically) from $900 to $1700. Sellers in Japan price them considerably higher - up around $2500.

    Cool guitar! Welcome to the boards!
    FYI....you can now search the sold listings on Reverb too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommym View Post
    FYI....you can now search the sold listings on Reverb too!
    Oh wow! I didn't know that! (It's about time!)
    2018 Guild F512 Sunburst
    2011 Guild F50R Sunburst
    2002 Guild JF30-12 Sunburst
    2018 Gibson Ltd. Ed. Songwriter Deluxe 12-string
    2015 Martin GPC12PA4 12-string
    
1972 Epiphone FT-160 12-string
    2012 Epiphone Dot CH

    2010 Epiphone Les Paul Standard trans amber 

    2013 Yamaha Motif XS7

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    Actually that feature has been there for quite a while, but it's something most people really don't realize since you have to stumble upon checking the right box whenever you're doing a search request.

    However, searching sold listings can be a little misleading?

    I've bought and sold a couple guitars through Reverb and what's listed is not the actual or confirmed sale price. Reverb only provides the last list price from the seller. This was the case when I sold a guitar 3 years ago and is true today. At the beginning of the year I bought another guitar through Reverb on New Years Day, and what pops up within the sold listings is not what I actually paid.

    It's still interesting to see what was sold in the past and what someone was asking for it, but just keep in mind it probably sold for less.

    So...if you put two-and-two together, this variance in listed verses the actual sales price is probably reflected in Reverb's historical lists of prices on any specific model of guitar. These summary reports are available at Reverb too, but as I indicated take it with grain of salt. Here's an example below.

    https://reverb.com/price-guide/guide...e-60s-sunburst

    The good news is at least there's a record of the range of asking prices in the past, and it's something to consider whenever you're trying to pinpoint your starting price. If you're not in a hurry to sell maybe guesstimate closer to a recent asking price? If you want to move it quicker of course drop a little lower.

    All the best with your sale, and you've come to a good place to start getting the word out among Guild buyers. I would also encourage you to post your sale on the acousticguitar.com forum. Many people here read multiple forums, and not every "Guild Guy" frequents this forum on a regular basis.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavuser View Post
    looks like a late 90's F-30, very nice. should be a 24.75" scale. lower bout should be 16".
    Welcome aboard Holly!
    Thought F30's were always just a bit narrower (like about 1/2") than that,
    That was spec size for the F40 family, just so it doesn't cause our new member undue confusion.

    Also it's an "HR" (Hand Rubbed finish), something I'm not seeing shown as a finish option for those in late '90's catalogs, but that's not conclusive.
    It was however fairly common in early '90's having been used on models as diverse as DV52's and D4's.
    Holly, FWIW s/n is necessary to properly date guitar and it will likely have some relevance to market value.
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