26 lx 3 months ago Well I’m the second “sucker” to buy the yikes jet. Personally I thought it was a bargain when it was $10k many years ago. You can’t really compare his to used jets since it is near mint and has paperwork. If this was a used near mint 1953 strat it would be worth way above $50k. So I find it sad that people who love Gretschs would say it’s not worth it. Luckily some Gretsch lovers with vision realized its worth and will be the stewards of this historic guitar. It recently passed to a new owner who realized what a special guitar it is. There will always be critics. I've paid more for a guitar I really wanted and have gotten trashed (here, many moons ago) for that choice. But it was worth every penny (and then some) because it had unique specs not to be found anywhere else. And it was a Duo Jet too. Congratulations to the new owner.