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#1
Hello Chaps,

I just received some musical equipment as compensation for helping my great uncle move some brush from his land.

One says 'Les Paul' yet does not seem to be a Les Paul and the other seems to be a rather tatty old Gibson SG.

There are a few other guitars that are easily identifiable by their markings - Les Paul, Fender, Rishenbacker, as well as a rather tattered old valve amplifier from the Marshall company - which turns on and produces tone!

Could anyone help me put a value on these? I have taken some photos using my trusty Nikon to expedite the process.

#2
The SG Junior is probably worth something... I dunno about the other one.
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#4
It depends on the year and desirability of the axes in question.

The repainted SG/Les Paul (if it's an original) would probably not be worth as much as it could since it's repainted, but you can proly expect 3-5 maybe?


If that's a '60's SG Junior on the right, you can get a decent pennys worth.
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#5
In the mid 60's the les pauls were built like SGs. i've seen some 68 and 67 SGs sell for 3 grand
#6
Thank you friends, as your kindness is appreciated.

Neither of these seem to be repainted, I believe the Junior is known as "Polaris White" and the mystery guitar is known as "Pelham Blue".
#7
I'm interested in what Marshall you have? You said it IS valve, so that'll bring in some good money.
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#8
Sweet SG Junior
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#9
All of this equipment was purchased in the early to mid 1960s and stored in my uncle's summer home. He put down his instruments long ago.

The Marshall amplifier is a bit old and dusty but seems to be model JTM-50. I can snap a shot if you would like. However, it has not been properly cleaned.
#10
Snapshot away. JTM's are amazing!
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#12
Yeah, send me that terrible blue thing. I love old oddities.
Serious time, if the serial number checks out.
It looks like a '61 ro '63 LP/SG with a paint job. Although Les didn't want to endorse the guitar he designed as a replacement for the single cutaway, Gibson continued to put their stock of Les Paul trapezoid plates on them for a couple of years. The repaint will ruin its value but would probably fetch around $2k at auction. Original condition ones are over $5k.

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#13
Looks like a Blues Breaker to me, but I have minimal knowledge of Marshall amps
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#14
Well congratulations to you good sir, you just cleared brush away for easily 5-7 grand pay, if not more!
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#15
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Yeah, send me that terrible blue thing. I love old oddities.
Serious time, if the serial number checks out.
It looks like a '61 ro '63 LP/SG with a paint job.


No sir. According to Uncle the guitar was purchased as a special order in a finish called 'Pelham Blue' he is quite sure of it and it is original.

I can snap some of the other guitars I received if you boys are interested.
#16
your uncle is sitting on a small fortune.
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#17
I agree with TimBFMV.

This looks to be a Bluesbreaker.

Here's another pic of one I found:
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#18
Pardon my suspiciousness - but this smells awfully trolly to me..
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#20
Post pictures of everything you acquired from your Uncle
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#21
I'm going to post a link so you can punch in the serial numbers on the remaining Gibson guitars, so you can find out their year and location of manufacturing. Serial numbers are located on the back of the headstock.

http://www.guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#22
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your uncle is sitting on a small fortune.

A very very small fortune at that
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I'm going to post a link so you can punch in the serial numbers on the remaining Gibson guitars, so you can find out their year and location of manufacturing. Serial numbers are located on the back of the headstock.

http://www.guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx


Thank you! I have the aprox years s being from aprox 1959 through 1969 or 70.
#26



*Explodes in jealousy*.
Do you play guitar?
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#27
Let us know what you find out about the Les Paul with Bigsby. With the enlarged headstock, it's possibly from the 1970's?
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
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#28
Yes, I have been playing guitar for 18 months and am quite accomplished. Mainly I play standards and pop, pretty much anything you would find in a Real Book.

My favorite guitarists are Wes Montgomery, Howard Alden, Tal Farlow and (of course) Jim Hall.
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Yes, I have been playing guitar for 18 months and am quite accomplished. Mainly I play standards and pop, pretty much anything you would find in a Real Book.

My favorite guitarists are Wes Montgomery, Howard Alden, Tal Farlow and (of course) Jim Hall.

Good, Wes Montgomery is a god.
#30
Geez, if you really have all of those guitars I wouldn't sell them just yet. I know you didn't say anything about selling them but you have a ton of really sweet instruments there. Clean them up, Set them up and enjoy them! (And don't put polish on before you get the dirt off)
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#31
Thank you!

Round Midnight is the tune I am working on now. As for the guitars, my personal guitar is a custom made model, but I bought it when I was first learning the basics, so it is not suitable for a jazz guitarist.

I would like to get a Gibson large hollow body.
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#32
Quote by Jeeves Royce II
No sir. According to Uncle the guitar was purchased as a special order in a finish called 'Pelham Blue' he is quite sure of it and it is original.

I can snap some of the other guitars I received if you boys are interested.


That finish is a very rare finish. Your uncle is my wet dream dude.
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#34
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Let me amend my statement ; the 'Pelham Blue' finish is very rare on original 1960s Gibson instruments.
#35
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My culture is worthless and absolutely inferior to the almighty Leaf.


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#38
Trolltrolltrolltroll.

Feeding the troll is BAD
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Is my album list pointing a gun or a penis to your head saying buddy this thing is going to unload if you don't listen to the whole damn clip??
#39
I am not a troll, nor will I put up with that. You sir, have been reported.

Here is a photo of the last guitar, which belonged to Uncle's late friend. On the right is my first quality guitar which is a very nice instrument that was built to extremely high quality standards to aid in my development as a player.

I thank everyone for their help and kind words.

#40
Quote by Jeeves Royce II
I am not a troll, nor will I put up with that. You sir, have been reported.

Here is a photo of the last guitar, which belonged to Uncle's late friend. On the right is my first quality guitar which is a very nice instrument that was built to extremely high quality standards to aid in my development as a player.

I thank everyone for their help and kind words.


You sir, have lost all respect from me.
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