The value of a Fender guitar varies widely depending upon the make and model and the guitar's condition. In July 2015, VintageGuitar.com estimated the value of a 1950-1951 Fender Broadcaster at $49,500 to $86,000, while a Fender Squier Strat Affinity electric guitar sold for $46 on eBay.Continue Reading
Reverb.com lists ranges of values for many popular Fender guitars, with classic and older models typically valued higher. It estimates the value of one popular model, the 2010 Jim Root Stratocaster, now called a Telecaster, at $700 to $1,200 depending upon the color and the condition, while the estimated value of a Telecaster manufactured in 1969 is $4,000 to $9,000. The estimated value of the 1962 Fender Precision Bass Sunburst is $7,000 to $11,000 depending on the condition, while a 1978 is valued at $1,500 to $2,500.
Fender guitars with the lowest estimated values are often acoustic guitars, with late models valued the lowest. Reverb.com values the acoustic 1964 Fender Concert at $550 to $800, while the 1997 Fender DG-16 12-String is valued at $100 to $175.
Reverb.com features a vintage guitar FAQ that explains how experts determine guitar values, and a list of guitar appraisers for people who would like to have the value of a guitar assessed.Learn more about Musical Instruments