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1960 MINT LP on EBAY AUSTRALIA - A$134K!!!!!!


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Check this out folks on Ebay's Australian site. A 1960 Les Paul - Starting price is $134,000 Australian Dollars. Is he mad or is this realistic? US dollar equals about 65 cents Australian I think at the moment, so I guess that makes it about $87,000 US dollars.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/GIBSON-1960-LES-PAUL-THE-ULTIMATE-COLLECTABLE_W0QQitemZ200301045355QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments?hash=item200301045355&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

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Well, I checked his web site as suggested by the listing to see more pictures but couldn't find that guitar. Considering he has only one picture in the listing and "the neck has been refinished, the stop tail piece and bridge are replacement types" and "You mite [sic] ask why is it so cheap when other are going for much more dollars....it's because we have a motivated seller who wants to finance some other interests so were prepared to sacrifice this in a once in a life time opportunity....any inspection welcome to authenticate this" it seems like it's realistic enough even though it hasn't attracted any bids yet. The economy sucks bad right now and he just might have a seller who really does need money fast so is letting go of the guitar.

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If I had a guitar with that sort of value that I wanted to sell , it wouldn't be on a poxy online site like ebay... What would the "final valuation fee" be on that... and just one picture...What a cheap skate!

 

I just loved the comment " You all know the details on these etc as anyone contemplating purchasing such knows exactly what their after so I'm not going to bore you with the details here..... Oh please do!!!!

 

Like im gonna bid on that!!

 

They do go for big bucks like Tim said....

 

 

Seriously!!

 

Flight959

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Robot' date=' have a look at these three. This is what these guitars go for.

http://www.ganzlerincorporated.com/inventory.html

 

'58 - $200K

'59 - $349K

'60 - $269K[/quote']

 

These are not current market prices -- these may have been accurate (if a bit hopeful) a year or two ago, but all of those prices have dropped considerably if you really want to sell one of these. Don't confuse the asking price for what these things really sell for when the money changes hands.

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so isn't that like 250.00 USD? Just joking....... But you have to remember to thow in the BBQ and the Shrimp

 

Excellent Jocko.:-k Actually, I reckon you might just be able to swap one for a small US state - as long as he doesnt mind taking on some debt as part of the deal.

 

oops. I have gone too far havent I? =D>

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Robot' date=' have a look at these three. This is what these guitars go for.

http://www.ganzlerincorporated.com/inventory.html

 

'58 - $200K

'59 - $349K

'60 - $269K[/quote']

 

Those were great guitars. Thanks R9.

 

The one in Oz may have been at that price simply because it was not all original.

 

Over here I've seen quite a few 'bursts, from a very highly respected specialist dealer, going for sums similar to the Australian one. They were usually 1960 models - hence less desirable from an investment point of view - and, without exception, they were described as having ' ...a few issues...' - like headstock repairs, changed tuners (even with period-correct Klusons back on they drop in value because they have been replaced at some point), later 'wired' ABR-1 etc.

 

The last one I saw this summer, a lemon-drop plaintop, went for the equivalent of about $90,000 US.

 

In England I think it is really only the ones with the best tops in all original spec that attracts the serious investor, er, I mean player. I've never ever seen one of those in a shop window, however; they seem to be dealt with in private!

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54 Gold top in a Tokyo guitar shop. Going for 64.000.000 Yen which is about US$71K nowadays. Didn't touch it or inspect it up close but it sounds like a good deal compared to some of the numbers above. Please note I am not selling or promoting. Just sharing a price point.

 

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More can be seen here

 

Cheers,

KS

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here's a couple of 1960 Standards' date=' currently listed on Gruhn's website.

they range from about $185,000 to $225,000 US asking price.

but, the actual selling price probably will be less. [/quote']

 

Funnily enough I downloaded those snaps a few weeks ago too.

 

There was a third which was even nicer.....

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