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 Post subject: Vantage Ghost
PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2022 09:58 AM 
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Needs some work, tuners in particular. These are sweet little axes. I have one I bought at least 20 years ago for $150 including OHSC. Don't let the scalpers get this one. Well made piece of kit if you ask me. I'd never part with mine.

https://shopgoodwill.com/item/155841638


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 Post subject: Re: Vantage Ghost
PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2022 11:35 AM 
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Oh, that's a beauty, and an OHSC too! Great buying opportunity. :hyper:

I'm a big fan of the Vantage label and I have more than a few. :blush:
And I've always had an eye out for a Ghost locally but they're hard to come by.

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 Post subject: Re: Vantage Ghost
PostPosted: Tue 29 Nov 2022 03:15 PM 
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I suspect this one is going to go for far more than I would give for it. Too many rich suburbanites out there to compete with. I wouldn't go any more than $250 and that is stretching it considering it will need new tuners and the damage done there by a PO (really? covered gear tuner?). It is already at $103 and still has over 7 days to go.

Seems a pity that the guitars we so laboriously documented are now as a result out of our reach. :no:


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 Post subject: Re: Vantage Ghost
PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov 2022 11:35 AM 
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Before I put the smack down, is anyone here actively pursuing this? :devil2:

I tested it at $120 and was promptly outbid. . .

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 Post subject: Re: Vantage Ghost
PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov 2022 01:05 PM 
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Not me. I already have one.

I suspect this one will not go cheap even with the shoddy tuner replacement.


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov 2022 09:59 PM 
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Are you saying that Jorg doesn't have a ghost of a chance? :freaksmile:

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Nov 2022 11:51 PM 
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Jorg agrees with Crusty, this will probably go higher than I'm willing to go.
I'm going to test it a little more though. . .


Looks like I'm the high bidder, for now. . . :D

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 Post subject: Re: Vantage Ghost
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Well THAT didn't last long. :evilrazz:

It's now at $252, let's see how high it goes. . .

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I expect it to push $400 or more.


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 Post subject: Re: Vantage Ghost
PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2022 09:24 PM 
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I shot a little high. $351 before shipping and taxes so it will be close. Nice to know mine is worth more than double what I paid for it and that included the OHSC and in near mint condition.


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