I imagine this could be due to the fact that the financial climate is improving and people are less inclined to sell their guitars for the much needed cash now, but where the hell have all the Super Flighters gone?! Since buying my last piece of the collection, my Persimmon Red SF700 back in June, today is the first time I’ve seen one for sale in the UK!
Of course it’s possible I’ve just missed some on Gumtree or other smaller websites if I’ve not looked at the right time, and there will have undoubtedly been private sales happening, but this is the first time in the 3 years I’ve been watching these guitars where there has been a period of such silence. I would usually get at least one message a month from an automatic eBay search telling me there was a new Super Flighter listing of varying conditions and prices, and I could often find one or two a month on Gumtree, not to mention the amount of private emails I’ve received offering to sell!
Since March this year sales were obviously slowing down a bit, after there was a large amount selling within a few weeks of each other at the end of 2013, but this is crazy.
Prior to my posting of this website there was very little information available online about these guitars, perhaps this site offers enough information on the quality and value to persuade owners to reconsider selling? Or maybe it is just due to the economy starting to get back on its feet, giving less need for people to panic-sell.
Perhaps this would be a good time to create a page on here where people can buy and sell Super Flighters amongst other enthusiasts and collectors?
Let me know your thoughts!