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1968 black beauty reissue

#1 User is offline   drichard2002 

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:28 AM

I have a Les Paul 1968, 1st year of re-issue custom,black beauty with Serial #899348. Its been in my family since the 60's and never played out side. In 2010 George Gruhn appraised it for $11,500. Does this sound accurate for this completely original guitar?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

If that's what Gruhn said then yes.

He's been in the vintage guitar business since the earliest days so he should know.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

If you sell it for 11 five then yes, it is. If you sell it for a different price, then no, it's whatever that price was.

It's a guitar, it isn't gold, silver, or gems, bonds or securities. It's a guitar, it's worth whatever someone will give you for it. Gruhn is great for an insurance value, but that doesn't mean you can sell it for that until you do.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

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^Asking a sell price opinion, or getting an good appraisal - either way it's an estimate of the value - you've got to have a starting place.

There just happens to be a completed recent 69 Black Beauty sale on fleaBay for $7,499.99. . (bigsby installed once, holes still there, and a refret)

There's also a current 68 Black Beauty sale with a BIN of $8,995.00. . (1 pot and jack plate replaced)


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:54 AM

my date of birth is 3th of November 1968 ... if you want to make me cry from happyness...buy me a 1968 black beauty.

BTW: what rct says is nothing but the truth (in this case [flapper] )
The bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar...

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