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Offline NRM in MT

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« on: January 30, 2011, 06:06:13 PM »
I have a Washburn MG-42 (Mercury series) that I bought in 1993 from the guy that won it at the EXTREME concert that year in Denver,CO... He needed the money at the time and I was a big EXTREME fan. It has the EXTREME logo on it and is signed by all four members of the group...  I don't play guitar, so after more than 17 years wrapped in a blanket in the closet I thought it was time to sell it to someone who would know how to appreciate it... My question is how do I find out what its worth, and where could I find an appropriate buyer???  hope someone can help...
 

Offline darreno27

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 06:30:14 PM »
MG-42s are imports and can be found for under $100, so really the autographs will be what people care about.  Go on some Extreme forums and see what people are willing to pay - that should be your main market.  

My advice:  Throw it on an ebay auction with no reserve....$1.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 10:50:08 PM »
I have one of those myself, and it has been a great jamming guitar for me. I have owned the guitar since around 1995 and I recently tried to clean the pots and managed to break loose a couple of wires so, off to the shop it goes. Needs to be cleaned out any how. Don't know what it is worth however, I see one MG-42 on e-bay with less than 19 hours before bidding ends and it is up to $72.00 if that gives you any clue what it is worth. I kind of watch the guitars and recently I have spotted one in a used guitar shop go for $200.00.
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Offline boerio

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 01:01:28 AM »
Do you still have this guitar?  I'm interested in it.
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 01:52:52 PM »
Washburn Mercury series: MG-42 Extreme Nuno Bettencourt Edition.

Bought this axe new back in '92 , for 650.00$ , and let me tell ya i've always been glad i did , she's simply devine.. and very,very,very,very fast , love to play this beast., very versatile sound configs and love the coil tap tone button pull-up option.. appearently only a limited number were made , i was told 8x, but not sure , would love to get more info on this signature model, not alot of info on the web ... deos anybody know more on this ?


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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 05:06:20 PM »
Hey MG-42 my Guitar is exactly like yous except it is Purple. Yes the action is very quick and when I run it through my Crate 2X12 120watt Amp it honks. I can't imagine why these guitars go for so cheap, but that is a good deal for the rest of us. I bought it because I had a Hammer and Hagstrum guitars stolen and thank God my Gibson was with me when this happened. So after the devastating theft, I was in the good ol used Guitar shop because in those days money was very tight. My girl friend at the time pointed out the MG-42 to me and I pulled it down and gave it a try. Hummm, it was the sound that came out of this guitar that sold me. I have never heard a solid body guitar sound like this one. The guitar is very pleasant to play, and sounds great.