I’ve been lurking for years and I know there are more than a few guitar guys here so I thought I’d finally sign up and ask for some advice.
I have a Kramer Ferrington acoustic/electric guitar that I’d like to sell and I have no idea what to ask for it. From what I’ve been able to find out on line I think it’s a KFS-1 made around 1986. Mine has the diamond shaped fretboard inlays and a Kramer logo inlay behind the 21st fret. It also has the Kramer logo on the headstock(I’ve noticed that some have a Ferrington logo instead), and volume/treble/bass controls on the top of the body.
I should mention that I have limited access to the internet right now so I may not be able to check the thread for a few days, that’s assuming anyone replies of course.
Any help would be appreciated.
Basically, you need to do some research. I would first check places like eBay - do a search on completed auctions for guitars like yours and see what you can learn about value ranges. Another place to check is GBase: http://www.gbase.com/gear/ Same thing - put in a search.
Some points -
- Make sure the matches are pretty specific, in terms of your specific model, year etc. You may want to Google your guitar - of course you should - and see if some fanboy has posted a bunch of research documentation on KF guitars and which specific sub-groups are more desireable.
- To be clear: condition freakin’ matters. Be honest with yourself - if the guitar has clearly been played, dock a big % off the values you see when the example is marked as mint. Don’t kid yourself or you will set too high of a price and be left hanging.
- Plan to spend a bit of time monitoring those websites. You are always better off if you get a few data points so you can be comfortable with the value estimate range.
I have a Kramer! (Not a “good” one, but I’m still happy with it.)
(There are new guitars being made under the Kramer name now, which is what the http://www.kramerguitars.com page covers. So if you found that page, it won’t help you.)
I have one too, but with the dot inlays. AFIK you shouldn’t expect to get more than a couple or few hundred dollars.
Nobody would describe this thing as anywhere near mint and I found a similar one in better condition than mine on e-bay going for $240 so that gives me a starting point.
I did find one one of the sites that ZenBeam linked to but I must have missed the serial number page which should be helpful.
It’s actually not a bad guitar IMO, sounds a little tinny when plugged in but I use it mostly as a compact acoustic and being a really awful guitar player I’m easy to please.
Thanks for the info.