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« on: October 04, 2009, 07:54:32 PM »
Hi there.
I just signed up because I'm curious about some Information on the N4 Davies.

I bought a 91 N4 in 94/95 ... not knowing that it would be a davies. It actually turned out to be one.
It's a great guitar and I used to play it alot on stage. But since I'm more kind of a fat neck hardtail/bigsby type of player, i think about selling it. It has been sitting in the case for some time now.

Due to the fact that it was supposed to be a player, I had my luthier do some small changes. I hat the neck and the body finished with a thin clear coat of laquer (protection) and the original jack was replaced by a swithcraft jack ... I hat no Idea it could be kind of a collectible one day.
It was used and it looks used ... but it's otherwise in a great shape

So, what do you think this guitar might be worth? Would it make sense to refinish (back to oil/wax) it before sale?

Thanks for your help. And if you have any questions to narrow things down ... go ahead.

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 09:35:24 PM »
Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!

What is the serial number?

Some of the more knowledgeable guys will be along soon...

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 04:10:56 AM »
The serial no. is 911114
Don't have the guitar around right now... but when I have, I'll take some pictures.


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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 12:31:00 PM »
Sounds good, and you are correct, it's a 91. Definantly a davies.

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 01:07:02 PM »
the clear coat is gonna lower the value as N4's are best served naked

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 02:54:47 PM »
They aren't the only things [;)]


Keep your heads outa the gutter! LOL I was talking about guitar necks!

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 03:57:23 AM »
whether you leave the clear coat on or strip it back and oil it, it will be a 'refinished' davies. Id save yourself the hassle and expense of doing it and sell it as is. Im certain that the person who would be buying a '91 davies N4 will be quite willing/able to get it refinished proffesionally.  Just my thoughts on it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 07:13:05 PM »
Thanks for the replies so far.

N4ESA_UK - you're right ... refinishing would be alot of work and I actually don't see the point in it for my self since the finishing works pretty good for me.

I actually dug out my N4 today, cleaned it, restringed it and set it up properly. It sounds and plyas absolutely killer ... much better than I remembered.

It's just the neck I really can't get used too. It's nice and wide but just too ... hmm ... flat I guess. I'm a thumb over player.

Well... I'll post a few pictures soon.

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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009, 12:44:13 PM »
Ok, here are some pics:






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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2009, 11:59:21 PM »
Beautiful, man! Is this going to be on the market anytime soon?
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2009, 09:47:54 AM »
I dont think its worth refinishing it, its not too glossy by the look of it.  I would get rid of the stars in the trem recess and put the original neck pickup back in if you have it. Other than that it looks good.  Shame the jack isnt original but I know some ppl dont like the sealed barrel sockets.
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2009, 11:25:03 AM »
No, it's not really glossy at all. It's just a thin coating it got over 10 years ago. It has some dings and dongs due to excessive stage use (e.g. some Marks of the trem arm between neck pu und toggle)... but otherwise it's in a pretty good shape.

I replaced the neck PU for a Gibson HB because I liked it better but I do have the original one of cause. The stars are just some rubber pad under the trem for protection which can be easily removed. The toggle and pot cavity covers are still there as well. Only the trem cover is missing.

If I'd sell it I'd set it back as original as possible. But as long as I keep it, it will remain the way it is :-)

Yes, the output jack might be not that great ... but I really hate the barrel things due to dropouts, so I has it changed. More than 10 Years ago as well.

So what do you guys think this guitar might be worth?


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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2009, 04:29:49 AM »
totally with you on changing the jack socket, barrel jack sockets are utterly stupid.

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 03:42:49 PM »
Hey, just reading back some posts.
Your N4, did it sell ?
Serial number 911114 caught my attention, I have serial 911113 so I got your big bro!! :)
Weird to find a serial number so close to my own, just had to msg you.

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