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Vintage Gibson Style O acoustic

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by StylesMusic, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. StylesMusic

    StylesMusic Member

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    I have a early 1900,s Gibson acoustic guitar. I have found that is a style O guitar in good condition. Has all original parts, no mods and original hard shell case. Here is a picture [​IMG][​IMG]
    What do think its worth?
     
  2. jpfeiff

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    I'll give you 200 bucks for it right now!

    In all seriousness, I've seen them go for a couple of thousand or more on eBay, depending on condition. Looks like you've got a nice one there...
     
  3. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    There's one on this page for $6850. Obviously you're a better judge of your guitar's condition than we can be from one photo. Here's one in good but not superb condition for $4500. Here's one in great shape for $7850. Keep in mind these are well-known dealers, and you're unlikely to get quite those numbers selling it on your own. You're best off having it appraised by a respected dealer whose opinion has more clout than the average guitar fan.
     
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    Ed Packer Silver Supporting Member

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    I have one that I bought privately for $3500. You should have no trouble getting that, maybe even 4K. 6-7K seems a little high to me, but what do I know.........
     
  7. sanssoma

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    Hello,

    Just wanted to see if you had a selling price for the Gibson Style O?
    Many regards and thanks!

    Benjamin

    sanssoma@hotmail.com
     
  8. Neer

    Neer Supporting Member

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    I think you're probably going to find that the $4K vicinity is about right. Yours is one of later versions with a solid headstock, probably circa 1920.

    I play a close relative to yours, a Lloyd Loar era (1924) L-4:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Boy would I like to get my mits on that Loar
     
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    Plays like a dream. This one will be with me 'til the end. I gig with it, too, it's a blast.
     
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    In my opinion, for what its worth, these are for the collector only. I have played quite a few and owned two but never found them to be much of a player. Sure are cool looking though.
     
  12. Rob Sharer

    Rob Sharer Muso-Luthier

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    Big Bill Broonzy sure looked like the cat's pajamas holding one...

    http://hic1.kazserv.com/~khabs/BigBill.htm

    Not sure if he tracked with that guitar, though. In my experience, they look way better than they sound. Cheers,

    Rob
     
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    I've also seen a photo of Ry Cooder with a Style O Gibson as well.

    A Guitar Center store in Milbury, MA had one about a year ago. I believe they were asking around $2.5K for it. I played it and found the neck to be absolutely massive. I couldn't get my hand around it and I've got big hands. Looking back, I guess that was a bargain price.

    drive-south
     
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    any cracks, splits, broken tuners or other damage?
     
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    'specially with the current market conditions....:(
     

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