#1
I just picked up this guitar today, just got it home, didn't even dust it off yet...not even for the attached photos.

I think I have a gibson es150...the body is 17" wide which I believe makes the date sometime between 1946-56.

There is an ink stamped serial inside the lower f-hole which reads 2797-6.

The guitar needs some work, 4 of the tunning buttons are broken off...all the tuning machines are functioning though.
The nut is missing. I have the original pickguard which is not attached, I also have the top half of the bridge (i believe there should be a bottom piece)...I let the bag of parts in my work truck so I couldn't photo them.

The body and neck look great to me other than some slight damage to the upper side of the body as shown.

Is it possible for someone to date this guitar with the given serial of 2797-6?
Any idea of what the value would be in this condition?....I had thought about putting newer parts on her to get it working again...I havn't had much time to think about it as I just got home...
Just looking for a little help with finding out what I have.

Thanks for any help.

here is a photo album of the guitar.

http://s12.photobuck...gibson%20es150/
#3
Quote by KG6_Steven
Congrats on the new guitar. I'm also looking for a vintage ES-335... One of these days. Anyway, that serial number doesn't look familiar. You need to have a look at the Gibson serial number database. Here's a link:

http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonSERIALNUMBERS.pdf



thanks for that link.....I am still lost though.

Anyone recognize the serial?
#5
Call Gruhn Guitars and see what they can tell you. They're a leader in the collectible guitar appraisal/sales/restoration fields. An official appraisal is $50.00, but they may be able to give you some useful information over the phone.

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#6
that $50 investment could either save you a ton of time and money or tell you that you are holding gold.
#7
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that $50 investment could either save you a ton of time and money or tell you that you are holding gold.


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#8
You can't get something like that valued online. You need to take that to a specialist dealer of rare and classic guitars and have them look it over.
#9
I called Gruhn guitars as recommended.
given the serial they said it probably is a 1949.
#10
Quote by drjoeshmoe
I called Gruhn guitars as recommended.
given the serial they said it probably is a 1949.


It sounds like you might have a real find on your hands. Take damn good care of it!
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#11
Quote by FatalGear41
It sounds like you might have a real find on your hands. Take damn good care of it!



yeah,
I wasn't sure how good given the condition,
If it wasn't for the slight body damage it would be easy to replace the tuning buttons and bridge.

I was just reading about hot to replace buttons...so far I have read to heat the tunning shafts with a soldering gun...anyone know if this is the currect way?
#12
With an antique like that, I would leave all repairs and refurbishments to a professional. Sure, you might spend a lot of money to have it done, but you'll end up with a valuable instrument in the end.
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#13
Quote by FatalGear41
With an antique like that, I would leave all repairs and refurbishments to a professional. Sure, you might spend a lot of money to have it done, but you'll end up with a valuable instrument in the end.



Yeah,
I am not an expert guitar player....I play a little when I have time, but I do love quality guitars.

I sell on ebay when I am not working at my real job. I originaly bought this guitar to make some extra money but as usually am having a hard time saying goodbye. It is probably best I sell it as is..if I get the work done I will want to keep it and I just had a very expensive dental bill that I need to cover.

If anyone is interested this guitar may hit ebay sometime soon in the condition it sits.