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Thread #112496   Message #1801051
Posted By: Willie-O
03-Aug-06 - 09:10 PM
Thread Name: Lowden/Flambeau Guitars
Subject: RE: General Questions about Lowden Guitars
Mark, if you are still asking, I think the value of a Flambeau is whatever someone is willing to pay you for it. I'm interested that you got it in the UK since I thought most of them were sold in North America.

If I were selling mine (which I'm not), based on what I paid for it, plus what I spent subsequently (refret and pickup install), and taking into account its great playing qualities but lack of maker marking and cosmetic flaws, (although I can document its provenance informally), I imagine I'd ask around $1000 Cdn.

The only one I've seen for sale in a store, about five years ago, was a left-handed model selling for a mere $350. You might not want to sell yours after all, although using E-Bay and playing up the Lowden connection would be worth a try. Google a guy named Del Vezeau (organizer of the Canadian Guitar Festival), he owns several Flambeaux.

W-O