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Value of a '56 LP Junior...?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Dave Orban, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I have what I believe to be a '56 Junior (serial # is gone). Refinned, except for headstock front, with a mediocre attempt at a TV finish (more of an opaque Ivory than TV), which has some ill-conceived attempt at relic-ing (some light, blade-cut checking and ersatz arm wear. Would definitely benefit from a pro refin....)

    There do not appear to be any breaks or issues with the wood.

    Guitar is medium weight.

    Pickup and controls are original (great-sounding, fairly hot P90), although the jack has been replaced, Grovers added, strap-pins replaced, repro pickguard and has a Wilkinson adjustable wrap tailpiece. Recent pro refret with 6105s, and relatively little playing time on the refret... Contemporary, aftermarket hard case. Plays and sounds just like a Junior should.

    I'll try to take and post some detailed shots, but here's one of me playing it, from a couple of years back...

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    Any thoughts on a range of value for such a piece...?
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    LOL!

    Unfortunately, I may have no choice... :(
     
  3. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Dave, my guess is it's probably worth at least $200.00. And because I'm feeling generous, I'll pay you 4 times that right now for that guitar. Cash on the barrelhead. That's right you heard me: 4x200.00!! Let's do it.

















    :p
     
  4. eric102673

    eric102673 Member

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    I'll go $850 and a new genuine Gibson pick right now. C'mon, that Leon guy's trying to lowball ya!

    With all the other changes, but unbroken.... my guess'd be around the 2K mark.

    -e.
     
  5. Mac Daddy 355

    Mac Daddy 355 MilkBone Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Dear Dave

    The Les paul Jr market is going crazy

    I've seen a big rise in the last few years with orig Jr's

    Sunbursts & cherry's going for as much as $6000 + ,, depending on cond,weight & year

    On the other hand TV Jr's are commanding even a greater amount $8500 +

    Its very hard to put a price on your Jr ,, it sound like its a great player & thats how it would be valued as

    Jr's are honest guitars , what you put in to them you get back double in tone





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    :)-D
     
  6. Grap

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    Jr's are very cool guitars. They make you work a bit as well. No hiding places on a Jr... ;)
     
  7. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Member

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    Thats a beauty Dave. Dont sell her if you dont absolutely have to!
     
  8. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Beautiful guitar Dave! I would hang on to it if I were you. M.E.

    Wanted to share my baby!!

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