I am a vintage Gibson collector and I recently acquired an original Cream M-69 Gibson pickup mounting ring from 1958. This is the short ring for a pickup mounted in the Neck position. The ring that I have was removed from a rare 1958 Gibson Ultratone Lap Steel guitar that was equipped with a factory Patent Applied For (PAF) humbucker pickup. The guitar sustained severe damage (beyond repair) and therefore it was parted out. The M-69 ring is in excellent condition, as it was protected under a plastic bridge cover since new. This is probably the cleanest and nicest condition Cream M-69 ring that I have ever seen. I have done extensive research online to determine the value of this rare Gibson part, but I have come up empty. I cannot find a single original cream M-69 ring for sale. The only information regarding price or value that I have come across was on LesPaulForum.com. There is an old thread discussing a PAIR of original cream M-69 rings being sold for $15,000.00. That figure seems high, but I have nothing else to compare it to. The cream M-69 ring that I have is for sale, but I have no idea what price to ask for it. I have contacted Gruhn and several other vintage guitar authorities, but I would like a few other perspectives as well. Does anyone here have any RELIABLE information as to the current market value of this rare Gibson part? Again, this is a Cream M-69 Gibson pickup mounting ring from 1958. Any information that you guys are able to provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.