How Much Is My Gibson Guitar Worth ?
Whenever you are dealing with vintage gibson guitars or any vintage guitar nobody can determine its true value ,
Guitar vintage price guides can only give you a ball park figure on how much its worth , but there are also many factors that determine the price of a vintage guitar .
The seller usually knows basically how much its worth , but its true value really depends on the buyer and how much he loves and values that particular guitar .
Who's the buyer ? ( Collector ? Reseller ? Enthusiast ? )
The buyer sometimes can determine the price ,and can play a major factor on how much money you can get for your guitar . For example , true collectors usually pay more than what
its actually worth because they tend to keep their guitars for investments , and they know their historic values . Resellers on the other hand tend to care less about the guitar and more about price to make profits .
Is it all original ?
If the guitar is all original and in mint condition prices can be valued at more than 150% than what its worth in any vintage guitar price guide , and sometimes 200% if its a hard to find rare guitar .
Has it been modified ? ( Repainted ...etc )
If a guitar has been refurbished in anyway especially on the guitars body or neck ,prices can drop up to 50 to 75% of its true value , therefore before buying any vintage guitar make sure you make a vintage connoisseur take a look at it .
How many guitars were produced ? ( limited edition ? rare ? )
The number of guitars made during its time can also raise prices and determine its collectibilty, if the guitar is highly sought after ( high demand - low supply ) , obviously you can get more money for it .
Note : All guitar prices for the gibson guitars on this web site are only estimated prices presuming that the guitar is in fairly good condition and all original , they are according to 4 different guitar price guides and rounded off to the nearest dollar ,
you can use it as a vintage guitar price guide but do not rely on these prices to buy or sell vintage gibson guitars , there are
many factors that can determine a price for used , old or collectible guitars .I strongly recommend you make an expert or collector examine and value the guitar before buying or selling any vintage guitars regardless if its a gibson , gretsch or fender ....domenic
Important Note : Due to the overwhelming amount of comments on this blog i cannot answer all the questions although id love to . You can still post questions hopefully some of our viewers can help you out ... Thank You