That back is gorgeous!
I'm no dealer or collector, but my guess is you won't get your money back. If you have kids, they may.
That's the rub with guitars. Unless it's 30+ years old they are taking a 20% hit the minute you walk out the door.
To preface my post, I am not an expert on what this may provide on a ROIC for you. Rather than look at what the future value is on this, look at the value this will have for you to play it, as a guitar. If this value aligns with what you feel is acceptable for your own enjoyment, then that is another way to look at this purchase.
It's not about making money for me. I am not selling guitars. It's about when I'm gone. I have made some good investments over the years. I also have bought a lot of guitars... I am looking for an L5 to play, not just as a wall hanger. So I plan on getting my enjoyment from it.
However, Gibsons seem to take a 20% hit the minute you walk out of the store. So that means I can expect to lose $2g+ on a normal L5. Brings me back to the original question about this particular guitar. It's clearly unique. It's priced unique too.. but if it doesn't depreciate then the additional upfront cost on it would be worth it.
Well, you could buy a mint used L5 for maybe 65% the cost of a new one and avoid the depreciation.
Like most things Gibson, they seem to lose some value quickly then level out. The body on this is Koa. I have never seen another like it.
Anyone think this is one that actually might go up in value, longterm?