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Postby zom-zom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:20 pm

Medical bills, taxes, etc. have me considering selling Veleno #133.

I sincerely hate to even consider this but I am. What would be the best route? I don't care for eBay much but I obviously want to get top dollar.

Suggestions, besides "Har har I will give you a small amount of money for it or trade it for (insert non-humorous object or service here) are welcome.
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Postby SecondEdition on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:36 pm

Why don't you sell it to Electrical Audio and add to their collection of Velenos? (I have a feeling this is a moronic suggestion, but you know...)
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Postby tarandfeathers on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:42 pm

You could try getting in touch with Music Ground in the UK. The shop is total scum, but they might well give you a decent price. They had a Veleno in there a couple of years ago (I think it might have been Ike Turners? or maybe Sonny Bono? someone formerly from a famous husband/wife pop act anyway) that they were asking a ludicrous sum of money for. I forget exactly how much but some number of thousand pounds. They also have a find a guitar service so if any of their retarded wealthy customers have a search on for a Veleno they will put you in touch.

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Postby greg on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:45 pm

SecondEdition wrote:Why don't you sell it to Electrical Audio and add to their collection of Velenos?

No. He should try to get as much money for it as he can.
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Postby steve on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:55 pm

You will get the most for it from Vincent Gallo or on eBay. Dealing with Vincent Gallo is almost certainly annoying, but you do what you must.

Try to list it on multiple eBay servers (.de, .uk, etc) if possible. Give the auction plenty of time, post a discrete mention of it on guitar geek sites and cross your fingers.

I would suggest having no reserve, but a starting bid well below what you would take. It should look like a bargain on first notice, which will attract the interest of people who will pay much more. There is a Veleno that appears on eBay now and again with a minimum of $20,000 and nobody ever sniffs at it.
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Postby zom-zom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:59 pm

Yeah, I've seen that one on eBay.

Mine has a small amount of plating-lift around the pickup holes, a Bigsby, original crappy case and the black finish on the neck.

I have no idea what it should go for, thank you for the suggestions. Vince, if you're reading this, drop me a line.
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Postby yaledelay on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:01 pm

Having never played one, or heard one in a live setting, is the guitar really that great sounding???
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Postby SecondEdition on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:01 pm

greg wrote:
SecondEdition wrote:Why don't you sell it to Electrical Audio and add to their collection of Velenos?

No. He should try to get as much money for it as he can.


I'm afraid I don't know much about Velenos or their worth. If they're worth as much as some Travis Beans are, then my suggestion was almost certainly stupid.

How much money are people willing to spend on them?
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Postby zom-zom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:04 pm

I'm guessing somewhere around $8-10,000 is reasonable.
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Postby SecondEdition on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:07 pm

zom-zom wrote:I'm guessing somewhere around $8-10,000 is reasonable.


Jesus creeping shit, that's a lot of money.
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Postby j_harvey on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:16 pm

zom-zom wrote:Vince, if you're reading this, drop me a line.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ITEMS I, VINCENT GALLO, AM LOOKING FOR. I have been known worldwide to pay top dollar for collectable items which I had interest in to buy

WANTED: GUITARS: Veleno Guitars

Send the man an e-mail.
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Postby zom-zom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:29 pm

I await his reply.
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Postby Jodi S. on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:33 pm

ALso possibly try Gruhn guitars.

They are one of the go-to places for Travis Beans, and I think they also try to source Velenos for people.
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Postby zom-zom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:38 pm

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Postby Peripatetic on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:44 pm

Har har I will give you 5USD for it or trade it for a free elfing.
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Postby zom-zom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:55 pm

I emailed John Veleno years ago, exchanged some emails with him, nice guy.

I did email Mr. Gallo. I would have no problem with him buying it if he offers me enough.
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Postby voerking on Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:11 pm

zom-zom wrote:Image

the classical?
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Postby zom-zom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:13 pm

Oui.

(One The Classical not included with purchase price, available separately for a nominal charge)
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Postby Christopher on Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:20 pm

I'll give you three Marlboro Miles for the Classical.
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Postby tallchris on Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:25 pm

zom-zom wrote:I emailed John Veleno years ago, exchanged some emails with him, nice guy.

I did email Mr. Gallo. I would have no problem with him buying it if he offers me enough.


He also posts regulary on the board at theTravis Bean Guitars site. If you have to Ebay it, I'm sure someone will post the listing there.

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