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Jimmie Miller


From:
Dothan, Alabama
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 7:12 pm     Reply with quote

A non member friend of mine has this Guitar. Quirious to find out what it may be worth. Looking for any info that might help him sell it at a fair price.
Thank you in advance,
Jimmie






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Ben Elder


From:
La Crescenta, California, USA
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 10:51 pm     Reply with quote

Fender 800, now the most sought-after model of the pre-Sho-Bud models. There are legions of 400 models (S-8); 1000s (D-8); and even the 2000 D-10s in all their unspeakable heaviness (~100 lbs.) compared to 800s. 800s are the most desirable and least populous of the 4 models. (There are also earlier-version 400s and 1000s, but no 800s in that 1957-63 era.)

This one is missing two original pedals (and mute, lever and cover), and someone has added a homemade knee lever, fairly neat-looking as those things go. The serial number suggests late 1973/early 1974.

Fenders have a distinctly historical character (Bakersfield, Sneaky Pete) that's not a one-sound-fits-all solution in the 21st century.

Value $1000 give or take a coupla hundred, depending on condition, case (I'm currently trying to find a functional surrogate), etc.

That'll have to do until a certified expert chimes in.
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Abe Levy


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California, USA
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 11:07 pm     Reply with quote

I’d agree with Ben on everything except maybe it being the most desirable. I️ think silver frame 1000sare becoming the most difficult to find and most desirable. But maybe that’s just because I️ want one so bad. In any case, nice guitar!
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Chris Harvey


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California, USA
Post Posted 9 Nov 2017 4:14 am     Reply with quote

1000.00 would be a fair price depending on the details. . Have him hit me up if he decides to sell.
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Jimmie Miller


From:
Dothan, Alabama
Post Posted 9 Nov 2017 7:08 am     Fender 10 string Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I talked to him, and he said the cover and a bar are in the case.
He will sell it for $1000.00 + shipping.
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Tim Whitlock


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 9 Nov 2017 9:31 am     Reply with quote

Looks to be in VG+ shape at a great price!
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Jim Sliff


From:
Lawndale California, USA
Post Posted 9 Nov 2017 11:56 pm     Reply with quote

And FWIW serial numbers are completely irrelevant. The follow no logical order and absolutely no chronological one - there have even been duplicates.

The only way to very generally date them is by features and finish colors. Pot codes are useless as the 1-meg pots used in them were purchased in only a few specific years.

And as dates make zero difference in pricing it doesn’t matter anyway.

By the late 60’s few were being made - most sold in the 70’s were made in the late 60’s or very early 70’s.

I agree with comments regarding desirability as well. 800’s are the second least polpular model behind the “rent an engine hoist” 2000. 400’s - especially earlier long-scale models - are the most popular by far.
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Jimmie Miller


From:
Dothan, Alabama
Post Posted 22 Nov 2017 6:15 am     Fender 10 string Reply with quote

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basilh


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Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 5:19 am     Reply with quote

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Jimmie Miller


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Dothan, Alabama
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 5:42 am     Fender 10 string Reply with quote

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Jim Sliff


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Lawndale California, USA
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 12:54 pm     Reply with quote

Additional note to my one above -

My "least popular" reference does NOT mean it's not an ultra-cool, very playable instrument - just that most Fender hunters are "technical cripples" like me or others looking for 8 strings.

heck, If I had any clue what to do with the 2 extra strings I'd be interested!

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Damir Besic


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Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 10 Dec 2017 11:33 am     Reply with quote

I had Fender 800 , it was my very first pedal steel guitar, and it had 6 pedals and no knee levers, and pedals looked just like the ones on this guitar except for the 4th pedal which looks little narrower then other three, and it don't appear to be hooked up at all...other than that I believe that this guitar to be 100% all original , and worth $1000 any day of the week...
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