Staypuff54 Posted November 21, 2011 Report Share Posted November 21, 2011 Thinking about buying a 1955 Gibson J 45. It's not in perfect condition. Here's the description he sent me. Unfortunately, It's not in perfect condition. That should be expected for a guitar of it's age, as an old guitar which has seen many years ... especially ones of non-climate controlled environments. First, it needs new tuners. They are falling apart (crystallization) and of course you'd hate to break original parts on a 1955 Gibson, right? Next, it has some bracing issues ... but I have all of the old braces. They have just unglued. So if you took this into a shop, it would be an overnight project. So basically it needs a nice trip to a trusted luthier. I am moving and although so I don't have much time or money to invest into the project. Also, the guitar is beautiful, but it's more of a hang-piece than a playing piece for me ... I am looking to sell it to someone who will restore it, maybe a collector. He's asking 2750 for the guitar and truthfully, I don't know how to price something like this so I was hoping someone here could give me some idea if this was a reasonable price for a guitar in this condition. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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