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A 60's FT-79 'Texan' can be worth a considerable sum of money.

A 70's FT145 'Texan' not so much.

 

Make sure you know which 'Texan' you are dealing with.

 

Not sure? Got any pics?

 

 

It has FT-79 above the serial number which is 120364... 1963 made Kalamazoo Michigan.... Its like an orange redish sunburst... Hopefully going to see it next week.

 

Regards

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Hi Simon.

 

Yes that serial number 120364, along with the plastic bridge and Gibson style h/stock, make it a 63. Lovely finish too. Let us know how you get on?

 

As for value, I know a guy who has a 62 that he want`s £1600 for and it`s not shifting! A couple have recently sold on U.S. ebay for £900 & £1050 respectively, if that is any help.

Not many people are fans of the plastic bridge which most of these Texans carried in 63/64, as it`s not Gibson`s greatest idea, but to change it for a wooden one would probably improve tone and affect value.

 

Steve.

 

P.S. If you pass up on the Texan let us know as I am after a 63 (Birth year guitar!).

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Some would argue that replacing the plastic bridge on a player guitar with a real, wooden bridge would actually increase it's value. This does not look like a collector (one that is forever kept in a case, in a humidified room and never played (a sad little guitar indeed), but rather a player. If the mood strikes you, don't let 'originality' affect your decision to replace.

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Some would argue that replacing the plastic bridge on a player guitar with a real, wooden bridge would actually increase it's value. This does not look like a collector (one that is forever kept in a case, in a humidified room and never played (a sad little guitar indeed), but rather a player. If the mood strikes you, don't let 'originality' affect your decision to replace.

 

 

She's a player alright.... The top has lots of checking scuffs niks and dents.... Im having trouble putting it down!!! REALLY does smell old too!!

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Flight, a bud of mine brought his Texan to our little open mike last Fall. He pulled some sweet sounds out of that guitar. Most everyone there was playing Martin/Martin clones. His phat midrangey sound stood out from the crowd in a good way. You'll be in good company. J

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