1960 Les Paul Jr. and Fair Pricing (Updated Pics)

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On the left is low end fair condition. The right is the high end in EXC. Also these values all dealers utilize worldwide. Take into consideration condition, originality, the case & case candy.
Also values could be lower or higher pending these factors.
 

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The guide is used for base pricing. A mint 1960 Gibson Les Paul Jr with OHSC and case candy would fetch way more than posted values.
 

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Kluson 3-a-side replacements fit these perfectly, but make sure you get the ones with 1/4" rather than 6mm shafts. I think WD make them, available from Fake 58 here in the UK.

For what it is, needing tuners and with non original knobs, I'd be looking to get it for $5k if everything else about it seemed reasonable. Good idea to have a guitar repairer with experience of 50's Gibsons look it over.

That Reverb listing looks very optimistic to me...

Liam
 

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Kluson 3-a-side replacements fit these perfectly, but make sure you get the ones with 1/4" rather than 6mm shafts. I think WD make them, available from Fake 58 here in the UK.

For what it is, needing tuners and with non original knobs, I'd be looking to get it for $5k if everything else about it seemed reasonable. Good idea to have a guitar repairer with experience of 50's Gibsons look it over.

That Reverb listing looks very optimistic to me...

Liam
Thanks, Liam. I think I can get it for $3k and will most likely have a vintage guitar expert work on it.
 

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3k would be a great deal IMO, definitely worth more based upon what can be seen in your pictures.
 

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I wouldn't replace anything unless I absolutely had to.
The shaft can be straightened, and the pots cleaned.
I would use Fret Doctor on the Fretboard.
(Available at BeAFifer)
If you felt you had to, you could use the Meguiar's 3 part
cleaner / wax system on the finish, but I wouldn't even
do that. Good to go just the way it is.
 

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Thanks again for posting. Looking at the pics, would you put this one in the $4500 range? Also - this has not been cleaned up at all. Maybe I can get the value into the $5000 range?
Pal, I don't think you understand how nice and lovely that is, as it is. It doesn't appear to have much "battle damage" from years of playing and abuse as so many do.

I just saw one at Hollywood GC that wasn't near that nice. And it was over 6K.
 

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Nut isn't original either. But that's fixable to get it back to a Nylon nut as per the originals.
 

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I wouldn't replace anything unless I absolutely had to.
The shaft can be straightened, and the pots cleaned.
I would use Fret Doctor on the Fretboard.
(Available at BeAFifer)
If you felt you had to, you could use the Meguiar's 3 part
cleaner / wax system on the finish, but I wouldn't even
do that. Good to go just the way it is.
Are you talking about the shaft on the tuner?
 

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Nut isn't original either. But that's fixable to get it back to a Nylon nut as per the originals.
is there a way to figure out which nut I should be buying? Is there product code? Same with the knobs and the plastic piece that covers the jack. I believe they’re not original.
 

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is there a way to figure out which nut I should be buying? Is there product code? Same with the knobs and the plastic piece that covers the jack. I believe they’re not original.
I learned from Dave that the original nut material is nylon 6/4, which is no longer available. Nylon 6/6 is your choice now.
 

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Are you talking about the shaft on the tuner?
Yes, the shaft on the tuner. I wouldn't try this yourself, but
send it to a Luthier that has experience in disassembling
the tuner. Do not try to straighten the shaft in an assembled
tuner. That is a recipe for disaster.

Rick Norman (Dr. Vintage) used to restore vintage tuners and
potentiometers, but I haven't heard from him in years. I don't
know if he is even in the business anymore. Perhaps someone
will have some info.
 

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Eric is always a great option for you. I would buy the tuners as a set.
(Both Left and Right) To be sure they match patinas.
Also give him your Pot Codes, so he can get close for you.
 
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My advice would be to immediately take it to someone who knows what they're doing.
i’ll have to start a search for somebody reputable. I’m in Eastern Pennsylvania if anybody has a recommendation.
 


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