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  1. From your serial number it looks like your les paul was made November 20, 1978 and the 074 is the sequence number

  2. From your serial number it looks like your les paul was made November 20, 1978 and the 074 is the sequence number

  3. Thanks John. I understand the rings aren't M-69s, but what else could the pickups be if not PAFs? I haven't yet OHM'ed them out or removed one of the mounting screws to check the color of the pickup bobbins, but hope to do so later today. My understanding is due to Gibson switching from manually wound pickups to automated wound pickups in 1965, pre 1965 pickups will vary in resistance and post 1965 pickups will consistently be exactly 7.5k. Mark Erlewine did confirm for me that the original collection owner did have access to PAFs, and said it wouldn't be unusual for some of the guitars he made for him to use them.
  4. Found this in one of the Erlewine guitars. If I'm not mistaken, aren't these 1958 - 1960 PAF Pickups? If so, maybe I need to rethink the price on this one ;)
  5. Thanks Rod. After you have the spreadsheet open, just scroll to the right. You'll see a link to detailed pictures, and also the price on each item. And yes, I'm acting as the arbitrator for them. If you have any questions, just reach out :)
  6. Thanks for the interest so far guys, I'm responding to your PMs this morning. I also just realized some of the picture links in the spreadsheet were not working, so I've updated the sheet and reloaded it to the download site. They should all be working now.
  7. You can get an appraisal from Gruhn (http://www.gruhn.com/). I had them do a custom appraisal on a 1957 Telecaster, and it went very smoothly.
  8. Thanks for everyone's help identifying and gathering info on the Gibsons which are part of this collection. I finally finished cataloging them, and the owner's have set prices. Just wanted to let you guys know, since several of you have expressed interest in some of them. You can view the list here: http://goo.gl/yfxvrZ
  9. Hmm, I plugged 896551 into the "Guitar Dater Project" website and it returned 1970 as the year. Did I do something wrong with the site, or is it just incorrect on this one?
  10. Looks to be a 1970 Gibson L5 (although it looks like CES may be imprinted after the L5 on the label?) Blue book says a 1970 L5 (P or C) has a value of $3125-$3900 in average condition, and $5200 - $6500 in excellent condition. Your best bet is to browse eBay (and other sites where instruments are sold) and see what they're going for though.
  11. 1956 ES-225T I like this one better than the ES-125. The thin body is certainly one of the reason I like it so much. And the P-90 sounds really cool on this! :) It's certainly been gigged a bunch duiring its life: Does this neck joint look normal, or was this repaired at some point?
  12. 1964 Barney Kessel I've never seen one of these before, and I really like the double cutaway look on it :)
  13. 1938 Super 400 More items from this collection ... This was repaired in 2001 by Mark Erlewine. The neck was completely broken off down near the body, but Mark did a really nice job getting it repaired and setup. He also built a new pickguard for it, and says the material he used was original Gibson pickguard material he had left over from years prior.
  14. Yes, I'm doing a light cleanup on every guitar and then plugging them in to ensure they work. Not all of them are getting new strings, but most are. If for some reason the guitar doesn't play after cleaning the switches and potentiometers out, I send the guitar to a tech to have it worked just enough to made playable. Having a 1961 Junior is great, but if it won't play, it'll be hard to sell. So far, most have only needed cleaning up of the switches to remove corrosion, but a few have needed small items like re-soldering of the output jack, etc ... Mark hasn't seen the Gold Top yet, so not sure on that. I'm hoping he'll be able to check it out before the collection is ready for the market.
  15. Good call on the bridge pickup, it certainly does look newer. And ya Twang, another mystery! I don't think we'll ever get to the bottom of this one though, too many years and unknowns ... I really wish the POT codes would resolve to a date though, so we could at least call it a 1952 with some sense of certainty ...
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