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fergieman

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Hello

 

I need to include my Gibson on my house insurance and I am looking for a realistic value.

 

It's a 2000 Les Paul Double Cut. I paid around £1500 Irish pounds for it back in 2000.

 

Any idea what it might be worth today?

 

Thanks.

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fergieman,

 

I looked in the Blue Book of electric guitar values.

 

There were a few different models of the DC (double cutaway) made back around 2000.

 

Some of them are worth around £1000 in mint condition.

 

Can you post a photo or two of it?

And the serial number would be nice.

From those I can determine the exact model and therefore the current Blue Book value.

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fergieman,

 

I looked in the Blue Book of electric guitar values.

 

There were a few different models of the DC (double cutaway) made back around 2000.

 

Some of them are worth around £1000 in mint condition.

 

Can you post a photo or two of it?

And the serial number would be nice.

From those I can determine the exact model and therefore the current Blue Book value.

 

Yes , let me do that tonight when I get home.

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fergieman...I have never been able to add any of my musical equipment to home owner's insurance. Its way too expensive. I also have a double cut in a "root beer" finish, 1998 vintage. I'll be watching this for some answers. Interesting in that when I registered the guitar, the serial # came back to an SG. Somebody dropped the ball big time.

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It all depends on what exact model you have. Standard DC? Special DC?

As Sparquelito mentions there were a few different DCs available at that time.

A quick check on eBay (completed sales rather than asking price) is a fairly good indicator as to present value.

 

If you are going to try for 'New for Old' on your insurance you could get this 'Standard'-style one as a replacement for £1,250;

https://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_les_paul_classic_double_cut.htm

 

...or from the same source this 'Special'-style one for £620;

http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_lp_special_double_cut_hc_2015.htm

 

Pip.

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Is an Irish Pound any different than a British Pound? (Insert bad Irish joke here)

 

I don't own one, but If I were looking to buy a used one, i'd be a buyer at $1,000-1,200 for a Standard DC.

 

I see some nice ones on Ebay asking about that much.

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