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Offline robertogranelli

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D60E Lexington
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:08:04 PM »
Hello everyone.
I'm looking for some info on the above guitar.I bought it new in New York in 1994 and apart from a couple of small marks is in v.very good condition.I'm looking for a valuation on this instrument, but have found next to no info or examples for sale.Can anyone help me out.BTW I live in London England.
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Roberto

Offline evenkeel

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Re: D60E Lexington
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 10:11:45 AM »
Here is another thread re: a D60E.

http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,26870.0.html

The local guitar has been on craigslist for a couple of weeks.  Asking price of $200.  That's a lot of guitar for not much $$.  Unfortunately for those who own them it's not such good news.
 

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Re: D60E Lexington
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 01:02:51 PM »
Hey,
i think you are looking for the DC60E Lexington, the one from late 80s, Dreadnought with Stevens extended Cutaway. Solid spruce top, Ovankol laminate b/s
Type DC60 in Google you will find a few examples. Pretty rare to find one in good condition, but a cool model.
Can you post photos?
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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: D60E Lexington
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 04:08:13 PM »
A decent guitar, & I think the DC series is the only production acoustic to ever have the SEC.

Because it's so unknown, there's little demand. If I had it in a big-city store with decent foot traffic, I'd ask maybe $1,000 (USD)... expecting I'd have to hold it for a year or longer, & possibly discount it (or take a trade) in the end.

That also means that I would not buy it for more than $500.

You could consign it at a shop that specializes in quality acoustic instruments. However, this might put it at risk for damage as people pick it up only out of curiosity.
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Re: D60E Lexington
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 06:39:42 AM »
Oooops.  yes the guitar the OP is asking about is the Stephens cutaway version.

The Blue book value tops out at $450.  That assumes original case, excellent condition.  A more likely selling range is probably $375-$400.

Over the years the forum has heard a few reports of the Stephens cutaway models having neck issues.  The neck body joint has been reported to be a bit unstable, hence the guitars often need need neck resets.  Given the typical value, this is not cost effective as the cost to reset the neck is great than the guitars value.