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1969 Gibson CL Classic

Where can i find a good place to get the value of this guitar? Its my mothers old guitar she bought in 69. Looking to see if its worth repairing or not. the Rose stickers appear to be made of the same material as the Gibson logo sticker. So i'd guess they came on there or with it as a sort of adornment if the owner wished to add them. I'm thinking of getting it fixed either way and keeping it as a second one. I could probably score her 12 string Kawai also. I bought and am waiting on a Ibanez AEL20E in Sunburst Red, through my LGS.

Body, ignore the poor sad broken bridge. Its planned to be fixed depending on worth estimate after repair.


Headstock.
#2
i don't know. looks expensive
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It looks like a fake to me....I could be completely wrong though

Take it to your local guitar shop.
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#4
Were there many fake Gibsons in 69?

I dont think there were any really until the mid 70's, could be very wrong though!
#6
The Gibson thing looks like a sticker on the headstock in the second picture, same with the rose. But if it is a real, Gibson, it looks like it would be worth getting the bridge replaced. Its an original '69, so its probably worth some money.
#9
i have a 65 epi acoustic that is worth like 2 grand and looks alot like that if its real defiantly work getting it fixed
#10
She purchased it new from a music store in philly. came with the little gibson manual, a oval tag "75th anny Diamond Jubilee." It has a SN stamped into the back of the headstock and falls in the range of the SN's used in 66 and 69.

Additionally, the guys at the LGS offered to buy it if i didnt want to repair it. Authenticity is fairly well certian.
#12
It's not a fake. The Gibson CL had a Gibson decal on the headstock as it wasn't one of the higher grade Gibson acoustics (see image). It goes for about $200-300 US now.
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It's not a fake. The Gibson CL had a Gibson decal on the headstock as it wasn't one of the higher grade Gibson acoustics (see image). It goes for about $200-300 US now.

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That would be $195. Also, that's counting:
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They LGS repair guy quoted $200 at most to repair it.

Damn, they're gouging you like no other. I'd charge maybe $60 (total) for that job. Then again, I don't know what other work needs to be done. If it's just the bridge, yeah, $60 and done in a day.

Look around at your options for another luthier.
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That would be $195. Also, that's counting:

Elderly marks down quite a bit for busted gear.

Sorry,the £ and $ are right next to each other.

and I didn't even bother to read to be honest.
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That would be $195. Also, that's counting:

Elderly marks down quite a bit for busted gear.

Damn, they're gouging you like no other. I'd charge maybe $60 (total) for that job. Then again, I don't know what other work needs to be done. If it's just the bridge, yeah, $60 and done in a day.

Look around at your options for another luthier.


that seemed sorta high honestly. Trying to contact gibson and see what they say for repair costs.
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that seemed sorta high honestly. Trying to contact gibson and see what they say for repair costs.

Gibson will also gouge you for repair costs. You're better off finding a local luthier.
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even if you get it fixed it won't be worth a whole lot, Gibson flat tops aren't really renowned collectors items like their archtops are, plus judging by the decal on the headstock, and the fact that it won't be all original once you get it fixed likely it won't be worth a whole lot.
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Gibson will also gouge you for repair costs. You're better off finding a local luthier.

Worse... $280. the local luth was the 200 quote. Still looking around and getting names of other luths to talk to in various areas.
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Worse... $280. the local luth was the 200 quote. Still looking around and getting names of other luths to talk to in various areas.

Are there any other problems with it? Cracked bracing, warped neck, body cracks, etc?
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#22
All else seems to be good. I can't feel or see any problems inside the body (stuck a digicam in the soundhole and took pics that way to look inside..
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