Les Paul Goldtop historic 57 reissue value??

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  1. Beng2040

    Beng2040 Supporting Member

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    I was wondering what the value of a 2003 Les Paul historic 57 RI goldtop would be. A friend of a friend is selling his, but he's not settled on a price. He has had the bridge pickup changed from a Burstbucker to a 57 RI and the neck pickup has been potted to reduce noise. He also changed the pots and had a refret to jumbos. He has all of the original parts and paperwork and it's barely been played, so it's in great shape. I'm interested and was wondering what a good offer on my end would be. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Around 2K or so unless it's got a confirmed Brazilian board.The refret will hurt it's value for a collector so,if it's a Braz then around 3.5K or so.
    What's the serial number?This is how to see if it's a Braz or not.
     
  3. HeeHaw

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    I picked up an earlier R7 for about $1700. Not bad eh!
     
  4. XKnight

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    There was a clean looking R7 with no mods that was recently listed in the Emporium for $1600. Around $1800 - $2000 has lately been the going price, but with a refret the value is definitely reduced. Your friend will probably get more for it on Ebay.
     
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    I paid $1800 for a fantastic '99 R7 about a year or so ago. Mine has the 57 Classics, 8.9 lbs, and a smaller neck than the more recent year models. I agree, the refret is probably a negative.
     
  6. Beng2040

    Beng2040 Supporting Member

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    Thanks, guys. I think around $1500 might be a good place to start then. I don't mind the refret too much since I'll be playing it and I like jumbo frets on a LP. Not sure if it's a Brazilian fretboard...I'm going to check it out today and will get the serial number. Thanks again for your help.
     
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    Based on the changes he made and the current market around $1,700.
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    One on eBay this week had a starting price of $2099 and went nowhere, no bids.
     
  9. fretnot

    fretnot Gold Supporting Member

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    $1500? If you find a nice 57 for $1500, PLEASE let me know.
     
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    I paid $1700 for my '00 R7, like new, on ebay. That was about 4 years ago.
     
  11. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    Man, I'd like to sell my R7 so I can get an R6 ("02 as good of shape as the day I bought it) but not for these prices.
     
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    maybe trading it up even would be an option. there should be someone out there who prefers humbuckers to p90 i guess?
     
  13. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    I'm thinking you're right.
    If I had a camera it would be up for trade in the Emporium right now.
     

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