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Truss Rod Covers Is there a market for any of these?

#1 User is offline   AAlexander 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:44 PM

Hi Everyone,

I was recently given a bunch of boxes of mixed Gibson Parts parts to sell online for our store, bought off a pallet from the Kalamazoo Factory in the 80's when they were moving stuff to Nashville and I have no idea what the market is for some of this stuff. So for starters, can anyone give me an idea if people are even looking for truss rod covers from the 70's-80's?

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I've sold a couple of these but don't really have an idea how rare some are or if some of these have any value at all. I also got a bunch of NOS circa 70's-80's both PAF and non PAF pickups, bridges, pots both single and part of harnesses, switches, screws, and other stuff I am still diving into. If anyone has any info at all on particular parts from 70's- early 80's, certain years to watch out for, or anything really about parts from this era please help me out. Or at least help point me to a source of this type of info, I am wasting a lot of time researching a part that winds up being from some guitar model that was only made for a few years and barely sold (and still no one seems to want). Gibson got kinda funky in this era. I know this is a very broad inquiry but any help would be appreciated. I am at a loss for some of this.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:50 AM

View PostAAlexander, on 18 January 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

Hi Everyone,

I was recently given a bunch of boxes of mixed Gibson Parts parts to sell online for our store, bought off a pallet from the Kalamazoo Factory in the 80's when they were moving stuff to Nashville and I have no idea what the market is for some of this stuff. So for starters, can anyone give me an idea if people are even looking for truss rod covers from the 70's-80's?

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I've sold a couple of these but don't really have an idea how rare some are or if some of these have any value at all. I also got a bunch of NOS circa 70's-80's both PAF and non PAF pickups, bridges, pots both single and part of harnesses, switches, screws, and other stuff I am still diving into. If anyone has any info at all on particular parts from 70's- early 80's, certain years to watch out for, or anything really about parts from this era please help me out. Or at least help point me to a source of this type of info, I am wasting a lot of time researching a part that winds up being from some guitar model that was only made for a few years and barely sold (and still no one seems to want). Gibson got kinda funky in this era. I know this is a very broad inquiry but any help would be appreciated. I am at a loss for some of this.

-Adam-


I bought a LP Trad Pro II body and neck stripped from Reverb and it did not come with one. I wanted one that said Traditional. So I got on ebay and bought one. Paid maybe $10 or so. So, yes, but I certainly don't think they will move quick or you may not make a great deal of money from them, but I am sure you can sell one now and again.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:31 AM

i'd be interested in the j-50 cover. are you selling it?
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:45 AM

I bought a bunch of pickguards and such after the big Kalamazoo auction in '85 or so. Must have been 40 or 50. I probably should have just buried them in the attic for 30 years but instead I cut them up for projects. So if anyone is looking for a left handed triple pickup SG Custom guard, I can attest that there is one less in the world by my hands. I also bought about 50 pearl Epiphone logos. No idea where they went.

There was one seller on ebay in MI who was selling old neck blanks and misc parts. They seem to have finally culled everything.

If I had that lot of truss rod covers, I'd put them on ebay one at a time with an opening bid of $9.99 and take my chances.

As to the rest of the parts, if you have part numbers, I might be able to help, as I have a part number list from 1985.

And as to any 'dibs', I'd like to claim the black/red MK81 cover in the upper right.
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Posted 25 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

I'd think there would be pretty strong interest in those as many are not "common" ones. Some of those would be sought after due to their rarity.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

Hi,
So just an update I have actually been selling some of these through ebay and reverb and some have been going for $20 and a few up to $45 and on occasion a buyer has given me some information on some of the more obscure ones which has been cool. A noticed some interest in a couple of these in the previous responses so if you don't see a listing for one you want on ebay than I can make one, haven't got all of these listed yet and some have sold and I need to relist. Appreciate the input. Also side note if anyone could point me in a direction to figure out exactly what these two (I guess chokes) are and what Gibson would have been putting them in circa the 70's 80's. Any help would be appreciated, I'll try to find a proper forum to ask this in too.Attached File  IMG_5856.jpg (71.95K)
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