Reasonable Price for DeNeve Koa 8 String?

I am toying with letting go of my DeNeve koa 8-string. Though I'm still waffling furiously over whether or not to part ways with it, I want to do my homeword ahead of time and have a reasonable asking price in mind. Having seen no similar guitars for sale, I feel like I'm shooting totally in the dark. Anyone have an informed opionion on what a reasonable range of prices - depending on condition - might be? (I'd even settle for some well-intentioned guesses if that's what you've got...)


2 Deneves on Craigslist - great deals


There are two Deneves for sale on Craigslist that are really great deals. One is in Boston, an 8 string for $600. 

The other is in Washington state, one of Dick's new designs. I've played a few of this model and they are awesome sounding and really loud: 

New 'horncone install

Got a hold of a 'horncone from Elderly and put it in the other day. Piece of cake for the most part. These cones have an incredible amount of "spring" to them. When I put it in and tightened down the coverplate, the strings wouldn't clear the bottom of the handrest strap on either side. I had to put all the strings on very delicately and tighten them to tension to get clearance. Now it's fine.

Sound change over the q'man in a walnut DeNeve? Pretty significant increase in volume (like I need to be louder...ack!) as well a generally overall brighter, crisper tone all around. The bass is especially thunderous.

Pretty cool how dobros make such great noise from what is basically a a couple of beer cans, huh?

Buy one? I'd do it again.


My American Girls

My American Girls

Left to right: Gibson L-OO, Dobro Leadbetter model, Walnut Deneve (aka Lounge Karma), Scheerhorn L Maple (my Angelina)

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