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What is the going price of a 2006 R8?

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I am looking at a possible trade for a 2006 R8 plaintop. I am wondering what they currently are selling for on the used market. Not mint. Excellent condition with some back worm tracks. Washed cherry.
 

dc007

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Every time I think about answering your thread I just end up watching the girl wash the car........but low to mid 2's......thousands that is should be in the ball park. Also take a look at completed auctions on Ebay.
 

MCHolley

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I agree....

Low to mid 2's......depending on condition.

Best of luck!

Mark
 

axeman565758

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No way mid-2's for an '06 with belt wear...2200.00-2300.00 at most...mint would be around 2500.00-2600.00...you can find them brand new for 2800.00-2900.00.
.....of course this doesnt take into account how it feels, plays and sounds to YOU..!!!!..in that case it could adjust the price up (or down...)
 

Bruce R

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I'm glad I didn't buy my '06 R8 for the investment, but at least I haven't lost money! I paid 2,400 for it (technically used) in '08.
 

Rango

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No way mid-2's for an '06 with belt wear...2200.00-2300.00 at most...mint would be around 2500.00-2600.00...you can find them brand new for 2800.00-2900.00.
.....of course this doesnt take into account how it feels, plays and sounds to YOU..!!!!..in that case it could adjust the price up (or down...)

That's what I have found as well....

But I keep watching the girl and forgetting to respond.... :applaude
 

slammintone

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Man, I sold one of the finest 2006 R8s I ever saw, no wear, no worm marked back. Not a scratch and with a killer set of zebra Wolfetone Legends...in a Lifton case for $1500 cause I was in the middle of some major upgrades to a new sporty car. The R9 I bought later that year to replace it is nice but I'm not sure that overall I didn't like the R8 better. It certainly had the nicer neck for me. All I know is I'd forgotten how long and hard I'd searched to find that perfect specimen and it's one I would probably be prepared to pay $2500 for now to have it back!
 

frenchphil

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if i can help, all i can tell you is i bought a 2007 R8 in 2010

it was 3 years old and in mint condition no buckle belt rash on the back nothing

i paid 1800 euros which is about 2400 dollars

it was all stock and a lovely plaintop in iced tea

wondefull guitar you can't go wrong with R8s

cheers

phil
 

Bruce R

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Here's mine...

<a href="http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/aa152/BGReed2/Guitars/?action=view&current=R8TeleCustom_sm.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa152/BGReed2/Guitars/R8TeleCustom_sm.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
 

Base6

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I trade guitar for quite some time now and I am astonished about the second hand/used prices nowadays... I just don't get it. Why would I pay $2600,- for a used R8 if I can get one new for about $2800 - 3000??

The same goes for the situation here in Europe. Eveybody is suddeny asking stupid prices for their used (often non original/not mint) R8s. I see 2400 - 2600 very often, but you can get them new at dealers for that same amount.

If you ask me, about two-third of new price is a good used price. Id say 2000 USD/Euro if the guitar speaks to you.
 

DANELECTRO

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Here's one I sold back in the fall. Near mint, a little on the heavy side. My asking price was $2300. It sat for a couple of weeks and I ultimately sold it for $2200. Had I held out a little longer I probably could have gotten the asking price, but I was interested in moving it to help fund another purchase.

2006 Gibson Les Paul R8 1958 Reissue
 

axeman565758

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I trade guitar for quite some time now and I am astonished about the second hand/used prices nowadays... I just don't get it. Why would I pay $2600,- for a used R8 if I can get one new for about $2800 - 3000??

The same goes for the situation here in Europe. Eveybody is suddeny asking stupid prices for their used (often non original/not mint) R8s. I see 2400 - 2600 very often, but you can get them new at dealers for that same amount.

If you ask me, about two-third of new price is a good used price. Id say 2000 USD/Euro if the guitar speaks to you.

$2k seems a bit low, unless it weighs a ton or is a beater...or both.
 
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