#1
Hey,

I've been asked by my grandad to see how much his 1980's Gibson ES-135 is worth. It's got minor buckle rash and some of the finish is flaked on the binding, but besides that it's fine. He said it'll go to me eventually and he wanted to leave me something nice that I could sell on if I don't like (although I really like this 135, might trade it for a Gibson Tom delonge sig, J/k!).

I think he paid like £1400 a few years back.
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By the time you wanted to sell it (which hopefully is never) it'd be worth more than it is now, so why bother finding out?
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I'm not selling it, he just wants me to find out how much its worth. I do often play it but I'm interested in how much it's worth too, as it's not really my kind of guitar and I don't think that will change when I inherit. I wan't him to keep it for as long as possible
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By the time you wanted to sell it (which hopefully is never) it'd be worth more than it is now, so why bother finding out?


It's not for me, for my grandad who wanted to know how much it's worth. I don't know why he wants to know now to be honest, I didn't really ask
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I wouldn't sell it, not because of liking the guitar, but because it is to remember your grandfather with. I mean, cmon'.
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I wouldn't sell it, not because of liking the guitar, but because it is to remember your grandfather with. I mean, cmon'.


Lol for like the 4th time, it's not me wanted to sell it. He wants to know how much it's worth

I'll keep it I reckon for reasons stated, although it'll probably be sat in the case for most it's life (saying that, knowing me it'll probably be the most played out the lot )
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#11
it's 1400 euros new

now, taking in consideration the fact that it's from the 80's (not old enough to be considered vintage) plus all the damage in it, it would probably lose at least 300 or 400 euros
#12
my estimate would be 1500-1800
Its fairly new still in guitar terms like. if it were a 60's then 3000 easily.
#13
It's probably not far off from the original price, maybe a bit less, but if you save that a few years the price will probably skyrocket.

Oh yeah, try looking on ebay for ES-135s from around that time period.
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#14
Thanks for your feedback, i'll let him know what people said.

MrCoolPants, I looked on ebay for him but nobody sells the ES135, let alone a 1980's
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