Gibson ES-335 $2,649.99

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Beautiful Satin-Cherry ES-335.

  • Classic semi-hollowbody electric guitar
  • Vintage satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • 3-Ply maple/poplar/maple body construction
  • Mahogany set neck, Rounded C profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with rolled binding
  • 22 frets for effortless playability
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with titanium saddles
  • Aluminum Stopbar with locking studs
  • Vintage Deluxe tuners
  • 1.695″ bone nut, 24.75″ scale length
  • Neck- and bridge-position Calibrated T-Type humbucking pickups
  • 2 Volume, 2 Tone controls, 3-way pickup selector toggle switch
  • Nickel hardware; black Top Hat knobs
  • Year of Manufacture: 2009

We have a Mandolin Resonators!

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RA-998 (Nickel-Plated Bell Brass Finish)

The Recording King Metal Body Mandolin is one of the only mandolin resonators available today and the model with the most similar characteristics to the pre-war originals. This unique model has a nickel-plated bell brass body, 10″ hand-spun Recording King cone and a beautiful pearloid headstock overlay. Includes a featherweight case.

ONLY $339! Call for availability 206-624-7962IMG_8469

How Do We Put a Price On An Item?

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Every pawn shop deals with different items, from the everyday to the truly unique. However, with all these different items, all pawn shop owners and employees need to have a good knowledge of how to price each item.

What are some of the factors in determining price?

Market Value. Each item generally has a market value. Pawn shop owners are aware of the different values for many common items. They take the market value into account, and adjust price and value based on condition of the item, demand of the item, and current economic circumstances.

Experts. When a unique item comes in, such as a historically significant or rare item, then the pawn shop might rely on an expert’s advice for a certain market or time period. This expert will better be able to determine market value, considering things such as authenticity, significance, and condition of the item.

Precious Metals. Gold, silver, and other precious metals and items, such as jewelry, are a common item in pawn shops. Owners have a good idea of how the precious metal market is doing. However, they are also familiar with caret weight and value for jewelry, and the basic price of gold and silver. With all these, they are able to give a good figure on jewelry, gold, and silver.