Gibson help

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  1. drtone

    drtone Member

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    Guys,

    Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

    I have a buddy who wants to trade me a 1969 Gibson ES-150 for some of my stuff. The guitar is walnut and appears to be in excellent shape and all orginal. Guitar has gold hardware and bigsby. Not being extremely familar with this model, what do you think this guitar is worth?? Trying to judge if it is a good deal....

    Thanks in advance for your responses - really appreciate it!!
     
  2. FlyingVBlues

    FlyingVBlues Gold Supporting Member

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    The 2010 Vintage Guitar Price Guide values the guitar at $2000 to $2500, depending on condition. This is consistent with the prices you see on Gbase. There are a couple listed ( a walnut '68 and a natural '69) for $2250 and $2350 right now.

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  3. jeffwith1f

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    also worth noting, I expect Gibsons from the 60's are in the start of thier serious upswing in terms of vintage collectibility (assuming the vintage market recovers along with everything else). Sure, a Walbut ES 150 may not be a highly expensive, or saught after collectors item like a similar Les Paul, but I doubt you will ever see it for as cheap again.

    Should be a good investment peice, and, with any luck, hopefully something you enjoy playing in the mean time ( in exactly the opposite way that stocks and bonds are no fun to play with)
     
  4. drtone

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    Thanks guys.... so do you think it is a steal at $1700 worth of gear??
     
  5. jeffwith1f

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    sounds like a good deal, however, it depends on how much you rely on and enjoy your current equipment, and/or how much of it is replacable if you can't imaging being without it (and can you afford that)

    technically it sounds like you'd be up on the trade.
     
  6. small axe

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    what stuff are u trading for it??
     
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    Looking at a Fender American Standard Tele and Gretsch Tennessee Rose
     

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