#1
I've got a jackson DK2M that im wanting to sell. The frets are worn out but other than that everything looks to be in good condition for a used guitar. The guitar cost 900 bucks retail price which i got used on ebay for a steal at 400 which was barely used.

The guitar plays pretty well with the worn frets. The fret wear isn't super substiantial but there is a fair amount of it. How much will the worn frets devalue the guitar usually? A lot?not much ??


Floyd rose looks to be in good condition.

i was thinking of selling it for 150-350 bucks on ebay or craigslist. not sure what the price should be.
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#2
Depends on how worn we're talking about here.

If it has fret wear, say that it does. Otherwise I feel you're being a bit dishonest.

It might be worth getting the frets levelled by a luthier before selling it, so that you can say in confidence that the frets are perfectly level. And that confidence makes your guitar a lot more attractive to buyers. Such a job isn't as expensive as you might think, and you might even change your mind about selling it as it can make such a huge difference in playability.

Why are you selling it?
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Depends on how worn we're talking about here.

If it has fret wear, say that it does. Otherwise I feel you're being a bit dishonest.

It might be worth getting the frets levelled by a luthier before selling it, so that you can say in confidence that the frets are perfectly level. And that confidence makes your guitar a lot more attractive to buyers. Such a job isn't as expensive as you might think, and you might even change your mind about selling it as it can make such a huge difference in playability.

Why are you selling it?


i dont like the wider necks of jackson ever since i got my esp guitar.
#4
Depends on the buyer. Plenty of people don’t even know frets wear out and they’ll buy a guitar that needs a total refret without even realizing it.
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Depends on the buyer. Plenty of people don’t even know frets wear out and they’ll buy a guitar that needs a total refret without even realizing it.


Yes, but it's the seller's fault. We just don't want OP to rip anyone off.

Best thing to do is be honest, and yes the fret leveling suggestion is solid
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Depends on the buyer. Plenty of people don’t even know frets wear out and they’ll buy a guitar that needs a total refret without even realizing it.


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I flat out don't buy guitars with major fretwear. Most of the time the cost of the work offsets the deal buying it.
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#8
I think it depends on what you mean by "worn out". Are the frets flattened and just need re-crowning or are they worn down to the point of needing a complete re-fret of the guitar. Also if there is that much fret wear, how is the fretboard itself? Does it have deep worn spots that might cause an issue? If you are only looking for a couple hundred for it you might just want to sell it "as is" and tell potential buyers the truth as you know it that the guitar might need a good fret dressing or additional work. Some players who do their own work might want it just as it is.
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I flat out don't buy guitars with major fretwear. Most of the time the cost of the work offsets the deal buying it.


yeah, agreed.

also worth pointing out that some refrets cost more than others- if you need to refinish nitro, or redo binding, that'll up the cost substantially. plus i think most luthiers won't redo the nibs on gibsons which have them, so if you want it to be in original condition...

You might get away with a recrown, but you might not.
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#10
A fret level runs you about $50 in labor. If you got it used for $400, sell it for $350 and say it's lower than normal because it'd need a fret level.
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