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How much should an average used steel guitar cost?

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A used steel guitar can cost as little as $25 or upwards of $1,000 depending on brand, quality and condition. Generally, any modifications done on a steel guitar including repairs, refinish or replacement of parts can bring the cost down, unless the modification is to improve a low-quality guitar.

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How much should an average used steel guitar cost?
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Some of the pricier steel guitars sold in the used market are those made by Canopus, Rickenbacker, Jerry Bird and Excel. Damage typically doesn't have a significant effect on the prices of these guitars, as long as tone and playability remain intact. The steel guitars made between 1935 and 1940 are said to be of exceptional quality and are highly sought after, according to SteelC6th.com. If you're looking for an affordable steel guitar of good quality, those made by Morrell Lap Steel come highly recommended.

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