What's my Everett Worth? Man, who knows!
- 1990 All of
these guitar were built as 'one off ' instruments, and you will find a variety
of: archtop guitars, archtop electric guitars, mandolins, a dobro or two, electric
guitars (with the patented Everett body shape), and of course acoustic instruments.
There are not many of these guitars out there. I was only building 6 - 10 instruments
a year and unless someone dies and you can pry the guitar form their cold clammy
hands, you probably will not find one.
is my only guitar that my wife does not want me to sell!"
They are simply dated without a serial number.
are they worth?
have seen an archtop guitar of mine that sold new for in 1986 for $1300 go for
$3600 in 1999.
..., who knows?
- 1996 (30 -
50 guitars annually . Serial Number = guitar number / year)
These are the
beginning years of my guitar production full time. It grew from 4 guitars a month
to 5 instruments per month. All acoustic steel string guitars. There are 30 guitars
out there with walnut or rosewood back and sides , satin finish, and cedar or
spruce tops that are called the 'Artist' series. I used these guitars to develop
my production and they sold for less than $1000 each including case. After that
I started using the rosewood and spruce combination primarily. All solid wood
instruments with abalone rosettes, ivoroid or tortous plastic bindings. The early
guitars with rosewood fingerboard and later ones with ebony boards. The earlier
ones listed new for $1650 and the later ones went for a $1860 list price. They
were all sold through stores and of course discounted a bit.
1999 (50 guitars
annually. Serial Number = guitar number / year)
These guitars were called
the Emerald Series guitars. Most of them
had a little emerald somewhere on the fingerboard. (usually the 12th fret) Again
primarily sold through stores with the list price going form $1860 to $2100. Rosewood
and spruce predominate. Mostly with wood bindings. Upgraded instruments were the
Silver Series $3200, the Sierra Series $3400 and the Elite Series $3600
(50 guitars annually. Serial Number = guitar number / year)
The Milano Series replaces the
Emerald Series with a base price of $2885 and rose to $3200. All wood
bindings and use of exotic veneers. Wood bound sound hole, wood bound
peghead, use of color veneers, Schaller tuners with ebony buttons.
Upgraded guitars include the Sierra
Series $3600 & the
Elite Series $3900.
guitars. Serial Number = guitar number / year)
This is a transitional year for Everett guitars. During the year 2001
the Everett Laurel Series started to grow to the point where the Everett
Milano production backed down to 2 guitars per month.
The Milano Series list price
rose to $4200. These were primarily custom orders.
2001 The Laurel Series - 1st
edition - (Numbers 1 - 29)
The Laurel Series are 128 guitars that Everett
built in conjunction with a high quality factory in Nagoya Japan,
Terada. The Laurel First Edition was solid Sitka topped with laminated
rosewood back and sides, and all had highly flame Maple bindings,
Maple rosette, and Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. List price $1375
(cutaway add $175)
2002 The Laurel
Standard - (Numbers 30 - 78)
were all solid wood with rosewood fingerboards and bridges and a maple
line rosette. List price $1875 (cutaway add $175)
2002 Elan Everett
is now only available as a custom order. Beginning in 2002, these guitars
are built and sold only direct from the workshop of Everett guitars. The finest
materials and built one at a time by Kent Everett. Prices $5600 - $6400. They
are signed and dated individual works of art.
The Laurel Select (Numbers 79 - 128)
is introduced upgrading the Laurel Series to Ebony Fingerboards, Abalone Rosettes,
custom tuners with Ebony buttons, … List prices start at $2100 (cutaway add $175)
Sadly due to the problems associated with international
business, 2003 was the last year of the Everett Laurel Series guitars.
workshop and photos
2003 - 2004 The Everett Elan
is offered at $6200 - Everett Concert Classical
at $6200 The Elan and Concert Classical are built entirely by Kent Everett
in his shop in Atlanta and are only available by custom order. Orders grow to
a 3 year back log.
- 2005 The Everett Celona
are added. No more than 3 Celonas or 3 Azaleas are built each
Celona is not built to custom order, but is used to try new
ideas, woods, ...
They are built in between the Elan orders and pricing starts at $5200.
The Azalea is built entirely by Everett and is used as the
example guitar for the 'Art of the Guitar' construction class held
at the Everett workshop. 2004 Azalea prices - $2300. 2005 Azalea prices
(material upgrade) $3800.
- 2008 The Everett Elan
became the custom order Everett model. Prices $8900 - $12,500. In 2006 Everett
stopped taking Elan orders in order to get caught. A 5 year wait seemed a little
replaces the Elan as the custom order Everett.
Prices - $10,750 - $14,000.
2008 The Valentino is a new concept in building
a guitar that combines fine art work and fine instrument craftsmanship.
start at $23,000.
is intorducted (The prototype was called the Melita.) The Metro pricing started
at $6000 but grew to a price of $9800 due to it's limited annual production. The
last mMetro was built in 2009. The crummy economy put an end to a cool guitar
- 2013 The Catalina is introduced in
2009 as a response to tight financial times. Everett offers an instrument
with many of his trade mark characteristics for an affordable price.
Introdutory pricing is $5000 , then due to material cost, climbs to
$5800 in 2009. The series is completed in 2013 and replaced with Model
2009 - Present
. The Alienzo Series
is Everetts top of the line and still his most popular guitar.
2009 prices are in the $12k range and
2014 prices = $13,500.
- New - Rialto model(~$7000), Petite continues (~$7500) , Alienzo
continues (~ $13,000) and the Bel Aire is born (~ $9500)
- He still offers the Alienzo
($14.500), The Petite ($10.500) and the Bel Aire ($12.500) directly
from his website.
The Catalina 3.0 is offers as a semi
;custom instrument starting at $6800
- 2018 come
in two models:
hole with sound port or E5 modern f-holes.
Mandos intro price - 2011 prices = $3600 - $3800.
2014 - 2018 - prices = $4850
2017 - 2018 - Everett Mandola = $5200
- No more mandos. Sorry.
prices are full list prices and do not include options such as cutaways
, inlays, custom woods, etc. . Also condition plays a great roll in
resale value, so be sure to have the guitar inspected before buying
to make sure you do not buy a repair job.
BP means Blue Plate - this
guitar might have a small mother nature or a tiny finish flaw.
Because of Everett's high standards, these guitar can be discounted
up to 20% off base price.
Please note : a) None of this information is
chiseled in stone. This is just to give you a rough idea of pricing.
b) Everett guitars have typically gone up in value since original
purchase price. ***