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  1. assuming it's 100% original, probably around 7-8K
  2. no sound post but it could have been a brace.
  3. 20's models w/original dot inlay boards will be most valuable, followed by block inlay 16" wide models, then 17" models. post Loar dot inlaid models start around 20K and can top 30K. block inlay 16" models run from 9-15K 17" models from the 30s on run around 7-10K w/ natural finish bringing more
  4. have you checked inside w/an inspection mirror? might reveal something...
  5. Jim, How can you tell if it's a hinged t.p, did you blow up the image size? it does appear to have the prewar engraving, hard to tell. From what I can see it has the larger post '36 F-holes, straight pre '48 script logo in the newspaper pic shots. the last pic w/the headstock cropped looks like it has the modern post '47 logo, I think I can barely make out the moder 'G' which is close to the split diamond inlay, whereas the pre '48 logo sits higher up and horizontally on the headstock I'm pretty certain the neck was changed sometime between when the photos were taken as the necks have diff
  6. all of the high end Gibsons w/carved backs have always been bookmatched
  7. "so I know this is a long shot" more than a long shot, harder than finding a needle in a haystack. but good luck anyway....
  8. it's a mid 30's L-00 your info is correct
  9. buy it and sell the one w/replaced pickups and repaired headstock. then you'll have a P-90 guitar and a humbucker guitar.
  10. Hello, The guy that used to own your Super 400 wants to buy it back. I sent you a private message w/his email address good luck
  11. while not a for sure thing, the yellowed binding is a decent indicator. of course an old refinish might have yellowed binding, but as Jim point out, evrything looks pretty righteous.
  12. Jim is right on. there are reasons '59 Gibsons are so revered and command higher prices than slightly later models. most players prefer the mid '59-mid '60 necks because they're shaped right in between a fat '58-early '59 neck and a thin mid '60-'61 shape. not everyone prefers that shape, but the majority of people do. also, many feel the late 50's PAF's are a bit better sounding that the early 60's PAF's.. the vast majority of '61 humbucker equipped Gibsons still have labeled PAF's, in '62 you'll begin to see either 2 PAF's or a combination of labeled PAF's or patent number, or a
  13. first of all, what Jim said. second of all, be glad he kicked out a few extra bucks to get a 335 as opposed to a 330. muuuuch more desireable [and of course valuable] thing looks in superb condition, congrats and be sure to thank him again.
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