Price check 1981 deluxe

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  1. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Senior Member

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    can anyone give me a rough idea what the market value of a 1981 Les paul deluxe goldtop in excellent + condition would be?
     
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    transaction history from Reverb

    Date Condition Asking Final
    8/28/2017 Very Good $3,000 $2,500
    9/26/2015 Very Good $3,595 $3,050
    8/18/2015 Excellent $1,995 $1,995
    8/15/2015 Very Good $1,500 $1,350
    6/17/2015 Excellent $2,699 $2,699
    3/12/2015 Excellent $2,200 $1,900
    8/29/2014 Good $2,285 $1,800
    8/9/2014 Very Good $2,769 $2,275
    2/7/2011 Very Good $2,995 $2,700
     
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    Thanks.
    I did see one sold listing on eBay this month for $1800

    It looks like the values are wide ranging.
     
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    Jeremiah The Worst Premium Member

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    It just goes to show, asking price isn’t always the bottom line, the worst they can do is refuse your offer.
     
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    moreles Senior Member

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    If (if, if, if) it is really excellent plus, then $2500 - 3000. If not, 2000-2500. Prices for good, clean, all original Deluxes are pretty strong, since while they are neither vintage nor particularly exceptional build-wise, Gibson tends to periodically undermine the standing of its own brand (in the present) making buyers motivated to look back to something tried and true. Those old goldtop Deluxes are great guitars.
     
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    And the Shaws
     
  7. HardCore Troubadour

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    $1500-$1850 or so, depending.....not even in the 2K-2.5K ballpark unless your out-lier/birthday guitar etc. etc., sorry.

    GT will bring a little more, but not that much.

    If you have not noticed, the slight incline that was happening has stopped and the prices are receding a little....I would suspect they will continue to recede and level out about where they were.

    please note this is my house USA prices........
     
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    Deluxes that are original have minis, not Shaws.

    And from looking at 1 post 80 mini and one pre, there is nothing different about the obvious construction elements to indicate they changed wire or anything else in the Shaw era.
     
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