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Wayne, Bachelor's Degree
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  40 yrs. buying and selling instruments.
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I have a Gibson Les Custom guitar, I believe it is a 1969 or

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I have a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, I believe it is a 1969 or 1970, having trouble determining which
JA: I love the notion of my brother's old guitar having a history and belonging to someone famous. Maybe you have something valuable or historical. Let's find out. Tell us what else you do know and the musical instrument appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: It is red, with gold tuners, it does not have a dot on the i in Gibson, it has the made in USA above the serial number and the serial number is *****
JA: Is there anything else important you think the musical instrument appraiser should know?
Customer: I don't know, my husband purchased this when he was graduating High School, now he is deceased, people ask to buy it from me, I do not know what it is worth
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

My name is***** have been buying, selling and appraising Musical Instruments since 1970.
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Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.


I don't have to see photos.

Your guitar was not made in 1969-70.

Your guitar was made at the Kalamazoo Or Nashville Plant, USA
in 1976 Production Number: 112313

Assuming your guitar is in good playable condition this would sell for $2000-3000 at auction and in a private sale

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Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

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