View Full Version : Gibson Ajr, Snakehead?

Brad Weiss
Jan-25-2006, 8:54am
Looking at one in decent shape, needs a set up, tweeking etc, but no big issues- what's a good price range?


Chip Booth
Jan-25-2006, 3:31pm
I just got a '24 Ajr for $1500.00 that plays ands sounds just great, but has repaired cracks and some slight separations, a new bridge and no pickguard. #I think 2K is closer to normal for one in better shape. #That or I got robbed http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #Nah, I did fine, this mando is a great one regardless of price and ugliness.


Jan-25-2006, 3:39pm
I see them going from $1200-$1800 bucks. A real nice one sold recently on ebay for $1299. it was real clean I think the snakehead Ajr's are a good buy, all the improvements and tone, without the high price tag of binding and inlay http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Eric F.
Jan-25-2006, 3:44pm
Gruhn has one listed at $2000. I think Greg Boyd has/had one at $1900 with a refinish.

Jim M.
Jan-25-2006, 4:57pm
12th Fret has one for $1300 American, and Buffalo Bros. has one for $1250. Tempting, to be sure.

Jan-25-2006, 5:55pm
These dont have truss rods do they?

How about "Gibson" on the headstock?

Jan-29-2006, 11:04pm
The ones I have seen have Gibson silkscreened on the peghead. #1200-1500 seems to be a good price. #Check with Charles Johnson's site he has a few.

John Goodin
Jan-30-2006, 10:40pm
Willie's American Guitars in St. Paul, MN has a 1923 jr. listed for $1095. From the picture it looks like it's seen some use.

http://www.williesguitars.com/index.c....dID=978 (http://www.williesguitars.com/index.cfm?sector=user&page=detail&prodID=978)

No connection with the store on my part.

John Goodin

Chip Booth
Jan-31-2006, 2:00pm
My '24 does not have a truss rod, at least not an adjustable rod, I think there may be a stiffening rod in the neck. Also no logo on the headstock.


Jan-31-2006, 3:58pm
under $1300 is a steal.. nab them, they sound fantastic..