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Thread: I may sell some JPs. I have autographed backplates. Should I keep them?

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    I may sell some JPs. I have autographed backplates. Should I keep them?

    I have a few JP guitars. I may need to sell them.

    They do have autographed (by JP, by the rest of DT) backplates, though.

    If I sell, I see a few options:

    1. Sell the guitars with the autographed backplates.
    2. Don't sell.
    3. Replace the backplates with new ones. Keep the original, autographed backplates. Sell the guitars.

    What's your opinion on buying/selling autographed guitars? Can they command more money? Makes no difference? Decrease in value due to some illegible signatures in silver paint pen?
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    Do they have value to you? (Personally I'm not a signature guy.) If so, keep them.

    I'm not sure if they'll add to the price, but including them might make the guitars easier to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Do they have value to you? (Personally I'm not a signature guy.) If so, keep them.

    I'm not sure if they'll add to the price, but including them might make the guitars easier to sell.
    Thanks for your perspective, beej.
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    I think those would help them sell for sure! I'd include them, but only if you have something else autographed for your own collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrofreq View Post
    I think those would help them sell for sure! I'd include them, but only if you have something else autographed for your own collection.
    Thanks.
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    Depends on the buyer. Some will care, some won't care at all. The signatures are YOUR memories, not their memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    Depends on the buyer. Some will care, some won't care at all. The signatures are YOUR memories, not their memories.
    Yeah. I might replace those backplates for my own use and for the preservation of the autographs.
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    I agree with purchasing new back plates for the guitars you want to sell. You can always offer to include the signed plates (for a slight fee) if you don’t want those particular items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    I agree with purchasing new back plates for the guitars you want to sell. You can always offer to include the signed plates (for a slight fee) if you don’t want those particular items.
    Yeah. I was thinking that might be a possibility.
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    Hi there

    As an enthusiastic buyer/owner of JP guitars, I have no interest in signed backplates. I would replace them and offer a signed one as an 'add-on' at additional cost if you want to sell and the buyer is interested.

    What are you thinking of selling?
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    I’d say it’s important if it’s a BFR version that included the signed plate already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bungo View Post
    Hi there

    As an enthusiastic buyer/owner of JP guitars, I have no interest in signed backplates. I would replace them and offer a signed one as an 'add-on' at additional cost if you want to sell and the buyer is interested.

    What are you thinking of selling?
    Not sure if I'm going to sell any, actually. However, I may sell them all. JP6, no-option. BFR JP6 from 2007. Dargie 2 BFR JP6. JP13 7-string.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumFactor View Post
    I’d say it’s important if it’s a BFR version that included the signed plate already.

    Thanks.
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