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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Orlando, FL
    ME: Peavey Vandenberg
    MA: Blue Ridge BR70
    Rig: BIAS

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Possibly the best deal ever? Info, info! I desire info!

    I don't know if anyone can believe this...as I can hardly believe it, myself.

    Anyway, driving home two days ago, I happened to see someone on the side of the road selling a bunch of garbage and amidst all this garbage, I caught a glimpse of a reverse headstock.

    My spider-senses were going crazy as I thought to myself, "Holy hell, turn around, turn around!" So, I whipped a U-turn in the middle of traffic, over the median, right past a homeless guy and narrowly missing a huge pile of Florida's famous roadkill. You can never really tell exactly what that spot used to be... Was it a possum, was it an armadillo, was it Grandma?

    Anyway, after skidding into and finally parking in the middle of the McDonald's drive-thru line, I walked up the this pile of "stuff" this person was selling. I wish I could just tell you that the old guy selling the stuff was a toothless redneck weirdo..but I also have to add that he was a pretty creepy mouth-breather, too.

    So, I started playing this reversed headstock guitar and I played it hard. Even though the strings were probably as old as the guitar. After about 20 minutes, I noticed there was no price tag, so I asked Billy-Bob "How much?"

    My heart dropped when he said "I'll take $50" I started scanning the guitar with my laser vision for any signs of a break, a repair, a loose neck pocket, anything, ANYTHING that would make this guy want to get rid of it so cheap. After a thorough investigation, I found out that this guy was the original owner (No joke, he actually had the receipt) and hasn't upgraded or swapped out any parts. Everything is 100% original, but he also hadn't played it in many years, so he wasn't sure if the electronics worked.

    The only flaws that I found were one chip in the paint, two tuning key washers missing, and a light coat of rust on the Kahler bridge and pole pieces of the bridge pickup. Other than those very minor flaws, this guitar is in pretty damn good condition.

    So, for $50... I picked up a genuine Signature Peavey Vandenberg. Serial number 00000497

    I took it home, cleaned it up, slapped new strings on it and made sweet, sweet love to it. I fingered that guitar's fretboard for hours.

    Now, my question to anyone who knows is... How much is this thing worth? (I don't plan to sell it, I ask merely to satisfy my curiosity.)

    What pickups came with this stock? There's no markings on the top or bottom and the single coil in the neck has some remnants of a signature, but it's not legible.

    And any other information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    And finally, who else loves Adrian Vandenberg as much as I do?

  2. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Riverside, Ca
    ME: Jackson DKMGT
    MA: Martin GPCPA5K
    Rig: Mindy the Framus Dragon

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    That serial number is insane dude. So sick.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Holy shit!

  4. #4

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Epi MKH LP7
    MA: Hyostar SJ-971
    MB: LTD B-206SM
    Rig: Blackstar HTMetal 100>2x1

    iTrader: 0

    that is sweet looking man Congrats, and Nice story about finding it

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
    ME: ESP Maverick
    Rig: 6505~(some pedals)~Orange

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    NO. WAY.

    That's just ridiculous.
    President - Reverse Headstock Lover's Club

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    Holy shit!

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Edmonton
    ME: Kramer Proaxe
    MB: Ibanez SR605
    Rig: Mark V/5153

    iTrader: 9 (100%)

    WOW you should buy a lotto ticket now.
    Learn to be quick anyone can be slow

    Do you look at the toilet paper after you wipe?

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Seattle
    ME: Blackjack C7
    MB: Yamaha TRB6
    Rig: GK MB500

    iTrader: 0

    As far as what its worth -- without reading too much into it, the completed listings on ebay are around 500-800$
    I play bass in a band called Weaponlord.

    I also play bass in a band called Northern Crown.

    I used to play bass in a band called Faethom.

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