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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gibson ES experts?

I'm trying to figure out the value of my friends Gibson ES335 for him. It's an original 1964 which is all original excpet the tuners which were changed in the 70s to Grovers. Not original case.
What do you reckon it's worth? It's in pretty good nick
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Re: Gibson ES experts?

Phone a local music store and ask if they have a current blue book.
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Oh and it's cherry red!
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Re: Gibson ES experts?

pics?
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Re: Gibson ES experts?

I'll try and get hold of some. Wow an original 64 ES335 cherry has gone for $25,000 in the States
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Re: Gibson ES experts?

There's quite a few things that will factor into the price, obviously. It would need to be mint, and not refined for top dollar, and probably a block neck as well. You'd need pics of the date codes on the pots and descriptions and pics of the pickups, etc. If he wants a really thorough evalutaion of the instruments worth, he should ship it to George Gruhn for a professional evaluation and appraisal. Maybe let George sell it for him on consignment as well. And insure it for as much as possible ASAP!
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Re: Gibson ES experts?

for a guitar that valuable, you really should call Gruhns - I believe they actually write the blue book, or at least initiated it many years ago.
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..... just realised Jim suggested the same thing......
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