Looking for any information on this guitar including value. You should know that the used guitar market can vary locally. As a long time friend of Glen Campbell's, I have his electric dobro that he toured with in the sixties, and did session work with. Usually I value things based on what they are worth to me, not someone else. Some of you tell me you've bought a guitar and want to know how much it's worth. As mentioned above, however, there are many specialty collectors willing to pay more for a less in-demand guitar if it fills a missing spot in their collection. A disinterested third-party expert may give you a more honest appraisal than a dealer interested in maximizing his profit when he resells your instrument.
Shenandoah series guitars included tortoise-style pickguards and the Martin Thinline pickup as standard features. Either an item is mint brand new condition , or it's not. Check the Blue Book of Guitar Values. In the early 1950s, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar and in 1952 began producing its most popular guitar to date—the Les Paul. Determine if it's all original. Refer to publications such as the Blue Book of Guitars Blue Book Publications.
After all, if you are selling a guitar, are you going to consign it to a dealer that gave you the lowest appraisal? I started playing again about 6 years ago but lost my index and middle finger in an accident so I don't play it much now. I played it in a Jazz band for about 2 years and when I married it was put in the cupboard for the next 40 or more years It is in a excellent case but I don't think it is a Gibson case. They will be able to help you choose the best method to clean the guitar. If they don't, it could indicate that the guitar's neck was replaced at some point, or that the guitar was built from spare parts and is not an original build. He got it way back when he was a kid in the early 60s and has had it ever since. Most of us here are morning posters and tend to catch up with later threads the next morning.
Loosen or remove the strings you'll probably want to replace them anyway so you can clean the fingerboard and frets. Sometimes humor and intent are difficult to detect on a forum. The weight of the guitar alone is about 20 to 25 pounds and the case is hard shell with a beautiful blue velvet interior. I have been having many issues figuring out how to date and match an acoustic guitar that was left to me by my grandmother. Like having the treble around 1000 with no bass or mids. If you're comfortable taking off the neck of your guitar, you may find a date marker on the inside.
This will give you a good base approximation of what your guitar is worth. Vintage guitar values can go down aswell as up Vintage guitar collecting, like anything else is subject to fashion. So you will need to research the market in which you are selling. Diane Dietrich 2015-11-02 09:06 I have a beautiful sunburst electric guitar. What you have is an Epiphone Basher from 2001-2002. We really do need pix though to give you a proper and realistic estimate.
For example, you may have a 50-year-old guitar in pristine condition that is still only worth a few thousand dollars. If you need a written appraisal for insurance or replacement purposes I highly recommend contacting a reputable instrument dealer for an appraisal. A vintage guitar likely has old strings on it, if all the strings are even still there. This is because once the original finish is gone, there is simply no way to replace it. Use our dating guides below to figure out when your instrument was made and where it came from.
If you can't find a guitar appraiser online, music stores may be able to point you in the right direction. A body shape and a few more details would have gone a long way. From what I understand, the pickups were hotter than the standard Epiphone pickups at the time. Vintage Gibson Values Do you have a Gibson guitar and would like to know how much it is worth? I have to admit his is quite loud and is perfect for that volume and tone required to play that type of swing rhythm needed for a big band. Any ideas on how to find it at least? It was basically a suped-up Les Paul Special in its day and was sold in a Starter Pack with the Studio-10 amplifier.
Frets aren't that bad actually! Various characteristics of any individual guitar could cause its value to increase or decrease. Take advantage of our professional appraisal services to get definitive answers, in writing. Fleabay is a decent source to get a general survey, but should never be the law. Your point about not knowing anything at all, least of all how to describe a guitar is well taken. If you already own an older edition of this book, you can not get a current price, simply by adjusting for inflation. Are eBay prices indicative of value? You have to consider many different factors. The price guides above give a good ballpark figure for many models - however these are very much the authors opinion - and naturally their opinion is based on their locality and experience with the instrument in question.
A lot of a guitar's value depends on how it sounds when played. Even if the new finish is done professionally and looks perfect, it will be worth approximately half the price of an original finish guitar. These old instruments could be trash or treasure — you just don't know. There are no F grade models those without any vintage collectibility listed here. You will know with UsedPrice. The polish may build up in the cracks and be difficult if not impossible to remove. You've been doing some spring cleaning in your new house, rummaging through this and that, and found a dusty old guitar case that you've never seen before.
I might try and sell it to get a newer better one. Instrument Appraisals While Fret Not does not offer written appraisals I do have some pointers for those who are trying to find out what their instrument is worth. This amount will be significantly less than the appraisal, but is the true value of what price your vintage guitar will sell. Get an appraisal from a luthier or collector. The neck is fat but I like em' that way. It is a Ibanez Epiphone guitar with no model or serial numbers on it. But it is nice to find the stores that will go a little out of their way to help.