1953 Gibson ES 175 replaced
Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:30 AM
Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:00 PM
Sounds high to me, 175's are not in the $5000 bracket, you can buy an L-5 for that.
My quick research show 50's P-90 175's selling for around $3000 in original condition. General rule of thumb is that major modifications or repairs to a "vintage" instrument cuts the value in half. The bridge replacement is no big deal, but the addition of the Bigsby IS a big deal as far as "vintage" or "collectors" value.
Neither, or both, put it in the "half-off" catagory, but it's still, at best, a $3000 guitar in the retail market.
Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:22 AM
yours looks good..
Have you tried looking at 'sold' listings for similar guitars on ebay?
Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:32 PM