This one came up for auction in February 2016 with an asking price of $1,300. Somebody hit the buy-it-now option and it sold for $1,700 on March 2, 2016.
"1969 / 1970 Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar! Estate fresh and this one has come out of a LONG slumber! Please read all of the below before bidding or using the buy it now option."
"Potentiometer dates. Volume – 1377004 which is 4th week 1970. Tone – 1376941 which is the 41st week of 1969. Serial on this one is A882D which dates it according to sites as 1969, but see the above one pot date which makes it early 1970. An on the cusp (69/70) guitar for sure. Did this one start assebly in 1969 and finish the 4th week of 1970? Well only the factory guys know that were there. Electronics are all original."
"This one is the real deal. I'm offering this one for the price you see the re-issues made in Japan for. It's been well loved but feels like a comfortable chair when you play it. Please read all of the below before bidding or using the buy it now."
"Lets get started! Let me start off by saying that other than the mahogany bridge piece. THIS ONE IS ALL ORIGINAL other than that! A saddle has been created similar to the original for this and has plenty of bridge saddle for height adjustment. Sand some off or leave as is."
"Starting from the top of the headstock - Scuff mark at the tip. Original Shaller tuners – tuners have some pitting on the tuner buttons. Neck is straight, truss rod works. Frets have fretwear and at some point the frets will need to be dressed. There is fretlife left. There is some divoting on the fretboard. Please see the photos. Sides of the neck have finish wear. The wear on the back of the neck create a nice smooth finish from being played. In my humble opinion it feels great and well loved and smooth. Neck has a nice width and depth. I was surprised at how comfortable it was. There are plenty of specs on the web of this model."
"Body, electronics, other than the bridge wood is 100% original. Pickguard is in nice shape and no unsighly marks or defects, normal wear for a 47 year old guitar. This one has the RT (Rock Treble or some call it Rhythym Treble pickup). It is marked RT. THE THREE WAY SWITCH IS BROKEN AND IN THE VOLUME & TONE ACTIVE position. I feared changing it out, as it is the original Carling 3 way. You may be able to repair or find a replacement for the 3 way. I wanted the new owner to make that decision. Again the 3 way switch doesn't work. It is in the volume and tone (both on) position. Body acrylic is in nice condition. Not perfect and there are a few marks and scratches, but there are no gouges or rash. Please keep in mind it is 47 years old. As you can see it is a mean rock and roll machine. If you need additional photos please ask."
"There is no case but I do have a gigbag this will be sent in. I use a brand new custom factory made double wall guitar box that is just as nice if not nicer than the Gibson & Taylor factory boxes."