Value of a 1950 J-50
Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:39 PM
I own a small guitar store and am considering a trade with a customer for a 1950 J-50. I searched online but couldn't find any comparable guitars with values. I would appreciate any feedback or estimates on the value of this guitar. Here's a video:Gibson J-50
Here's how the owner describes it.
"The Gibson J-50 is original, without cracks but has scratches, playing wear, finish/weather checking.
There is a small round hole that was filled in next to the end pin, for a past jack insert."
Thanks in advance.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:09 PM
Looking at the video, and gauging by the J-50s at gbase and others I've seen from that general period, I would venture that the value might range from 4500-5500 retail, so allowing for a trade you'd have to do your own math.
The guitar does not have the tapered head, from what I can see, so I wonder if it might be a 1951. (A '52 would bear the FON letter "Z" on the neck block...)
Whatever you offer, I would discount it by at least $7.95 for a set of strings!
Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:35 PM
The value of an old acoustic is in the cleared check. Here's a guitar that should sell in the 4G range...well maybe 3 yrs ago, if it's in orig condition. Let's see if it even hits 3.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:22 PM
Gibson J-45 TV (Lyric)
Gibson J-45 Legend
Gibson J-50 (K&K)
Martin D-35 (Trance)
Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:54 PM
Other than that....looks to be very nice for the age!
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:05 PM