This guitar came up for auction in October 2014 with an asking price of $2,999. Here's what the seller had to say...
"Up for auction is my 1969 original issue Ampeg Dan Armstrong "See Through" 6-string electric solid body guitar. Overall, it is in very good to excellent condition. The body is clean with no major scratches, dings or dents in the plexiglass. The neck is straight with very little fret wear. The back of the neck has a few minor dings and a small area where the clear coat has rubbed off. There is some clear coat checking at the neck/headstock interface. I believe it has the original Schaller tuners. The pickguard is clean and intact with no cracks. All controls work. (Note- the three-way toggle switch provides three different tone selections as long as the volume knob is not turned full up. When the volume is maxed out I do not notice a change in tone when I use the toggle. Not having another Dan Armstrong to compare it to, I can only assume this is how the electronics work.) The guitar weighs 9 pounds 10 ounces."
"Also included in this auction are the following:"
"5 pickups- 4 original, 1 reissue. All work-Rock Treble (RT) - on guitar, has a chip missing on right front-Rock Bass (RB) - chip in upper right corner-Country Treble (CT) -Country Bass (CB) - crack in front, missing a piece out of the back-Reissue double coil- works even though the pickup came with three jacks instead of the original two."
"2 extra wooden bridges- the three bridges are of different height so you can adjust how high the strings are."
"The Dan Armstrong Guitar & Bass pamphlet with Keith on the cover"
"Comes with non-original hard shell case"
Apparently, A352D didn't sell last year, because the guitar is coming back on the market again in October 2015 with the same set of pictures, although the minimum bid price has been lowered to $1,999. Sold for $2,524 on October 10, 2015. Here's the latest seller description:
"Up for auction is my 1969 Ampeg Dan Armstrong "See Through" plexi guitar (serial number: A352D.) Now for the particulars;"
"The guitar is in overall excellent condition with no major scratches, dings or cuts in the plexiglass. The guitar weighs about 9 pounds 12 oz. The neck is straight with little fret wear, although the first three frets could use a little fret dressing. The back of the neck has a few minor dings and a small area where the clearcoat has rubbed off. There is also clearcoat checking around the headstock/neck joint. A strap button was attached to the neck near the body to facilitate left handed playing, but that has been removed and the hole patched. The Schaller tuners are original, as are the hardware, electronics and four of the pickups. The pickguard is clean with no cracks. The lettering on the pickguard is clear and intact, with no fading or rubbed out areas. Three wooden bridges, each a different height, are included."
"5 pickups are included (4 original and 1 reissue) and all are working
- Rock Treble (RT)- on guitar has chip missing on right front
- Rock Bass (RB)- chip in upper right corner
- Country Treble (CT)
- Country Bass (CB)- crack in front, piece missing out of back
- Reissue double coil works even though the pickup came with three jacks instead of the original two."
"Also included is the Dan Armstrong Guitar & Bass pamphlet with Keith Richards on the cover. Guitar comes with a non-original hardshell case."
"A great opportunity to catch the essential Stones '69 vibe! The only thing to complete the set up is an Ampeg SVT. Oddly enough I happen to have what I believe to be a 1973 Ampeg SVT head with a later issue of the 8x10 speaker cabinet, both of which I hope to offer sometime later this year."