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kam4ff

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Where I'm at the asking price is 2500. I've gotten ones as low as 1800 or less.
 

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Yeah, that's gorgeous.....and probably BIG $$$! I have learned that if it says "call for price" you better have deep pockets. If you can swing that thing, I will be one jealous MFer!
 

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Awesome! That would go for big $ over here and deservedly so.
 

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It does look clean and they probably will ask a premium for it. That said, if its a "reasonable" premium, you want a 70s LPC, everything is operational and it doesn't need new frets or anything else expensive, it might be worth it.
 

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So, this thing is legit, right? I mean, the damn thing is gorgeous.
If they asked $2500, I would pay immediately.
I think they are going to ask around $5K, probably more.

What is a fair price in your opinions??
 

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That thing is crazy clean. I'd pay a premium for one that nice. I'd go $4K.
 

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So, this thing is legit, right? I mean, the damn thing is gorgeous.
If they asked $2500, I would pay immediately.
I think they are going to ask around $5K, probably more.

What is a fair price in your opinions??

I think it's real. I'm no expert, but it's got the right hardware and layout. Ebony fingerboard, etc etc.

I think $5k is a bit over-the-top. I'm not in the market so I don't have exact info, but check the "completed listings" for 70s LP Customs on E-Bay and judge accordingly.
 

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Thx for replies. I think $5K is over the top too, but, just guessing that these guys will ask quite a bit for this thing.
I'm thinking $4K may be top of the mark. It's just so clean. But hey, that's why I'm here! I'm a rookie... I don't want to get overexcited and get ripped off.
 

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Thx for replies. I think $5K is over the top too, but, just guessing that these guys will ask quite a bit for this thing.
I'm thinking $4K may be top of the mark. It's just so clean. But hey, that's why I'm here! I'm a rookie... I don't want to get overexcited and get ripped off.

Float this question in the Norlin sub-forum, or message ProgRocker111 or Hot-Brit, who both know more about Norlin Gibbys than I've forgotten. HB, especially, has a good insight onto the American market for 70s Gibsons.
 

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Pretty cool, but it's got one of the lightest ebony fretboards that i've ever seen on a '70s Custom.

In any case, it's WAY overpriced, no matter how mint it is.
 

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just to get an idea, the same seller has a "near mint" '74 lefty Custom listed for $4500.. I would think the '77 would be priced in the same neighborhood.

what I'd like to know is where does this guy find all these "mint" classics?

'58 strat - mint

'57 strat - mint

'78 strat lefty - mint

'65 firebird III reverse - mint

'68 eb-2-c bass - mint

then a bunch of 50's and 60's fender amps, all listed as "mint"..

Vintage Sales Inc. > Our Inventory | Gbase.com

they must have spent forever hunting down all them minty things!
 

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Pretty cool, but it's got one of the lightest ebony fretboards that i've ever seen on a '70s Custom.

I thought as much myself because of the striations up the neck, but the grain density is heavier than any rosie I've ever seen. It's simply striped ebony.
 

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That really has yellow'd over the yrs.

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I thought as much myself because of the striations up the neck, but the grain density is heavier than any rosie I've ever seen. It's simply striped ebony.
I wasn't disputing the fact that it's ebony. Just that it's one of the lightest that I've ever seen, for a '70s Custom.

Every '70s Custom I've ever seen, had jet-black fretboards.
 

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I wasn't disputing the fact that it's ebony. Just that it's one of the lightest that I've ever seen, for a '70s Custom.

Every '70s Custom I've ever seen, had jet-black fretboards.

I know you weren't saying that.

I was agreeing with you.
 

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That is an absolute beauty. It's 10 years older than me and it's in perfect condition (wish I could say the same for myself). If I had the money, I'd jump on it.
 

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