Gibson guitar

Mar 10, 2021. 20:33 UTC
Gibson Guitar
Jimmy
United States of America

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Gibson L-50 Guitar. No serial number found. with hard shell case.

Provenance

This is a very vintage early 1930 guitar. I purchase about forty years ago from a pawn shop. Had professional luthier/appraiser work on guitar to fix a couple hairline cracks, install new frets and overall set-up. All original except added bridge with to electrify. Original bridge is in case. Curley maple sides & back and spruce carved top. Big punchy sound from the big band era. Guitar shows it's age but structurally sound, straight neck and fretboard. Plays very nicely. There is no markings or sticker to show the model or serial number. Many times gibson would write the serial number with a lead pencil inside and obviously faded over the years.

Answered within about 5 hours
Mar 11, 01:46 UTC
By Trey

Fair Market Value

$2,000 - $3,000 USD

Insurance Value

$5,000 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a Gibson L-50 acoustic guitar, circa approximately early 1930s. According to the current owner, the piece was acquired from a pawn shop around 1980. No serial number is noted on the piece.

The owner notes the following condition: "Had professional luthier/appraiser work on guitar to fix a couple hairline cracks, install new frets and overall set-up. All original except added bridge with to electrify. Original bridge is in case. Curley maple sides & back and spruce carved top. Big punchy sound from the big band era. Guitar shows it's age but structurally sound, straight neck and fretboard. Plays very nicely."

While book values of the piece tend to fall in the $1,500 to $2,000 range, recent sales via Reverb.com trend higher than that for good condition specimens such as this piece, even factoring in the modifications and repairs.

In consideration of the factors noted, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece would be estimated at $2,000 to $3,000.

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