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  • 1953 gibson es175d appx value?

    i have a gibson es175d that was my fathers. it is very natural blonde in color and in extremely good overall condition. i arrived at the conclusion that it was a 1953 model by checking the s.n. on a website a few years back.

    it also has a bigsby tremelo on it. it has had the tuning machines changed out to another brand (ping i believe) and does not have the original tone and volume knobs on it.

    it is otherwise in near perfect condition and plays great. awesome action.

    any idea of approx. value? i know its impossible without pics, and i will try to post some, but just ballpark?

    thx, bryan.

  • #2
    now, being interested, ive looked up the s/n, and it looks to me like its a was built later in the 50's. like 57-59 or something.

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    • #3
      P90s or humbuckers? One or two pickups?
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      • #4
        Vintage Prices For 2008 :
        1949 - 1951 > $4500 to $5500 ( p90 pickups)
        1952 - 1956 > $4000 to $4500
        1957 - 1959 > $6000 to $7000 (Humbucker)
        1960 - 1964 > $4500 to $6000
        1965 - 1966 > $3500 to $4000
        1967 - 1969 > $4500 to $6000 ( Black )
        1967 - 1971 > $2400 to $3000 ( various colors )

        These prices were from 2008... the market has fallen of late
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        • #5
          I've seen the humbuckers alone from that period sell for over a grand.
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          • #6
            im not sure what the pickups are. is there an easy way to tell?

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            • #7
              in very rough numbers, a 53 - 56 ES-175DN (d = double pickups, n = natural finish), based on gbase ads, runs from 6K to 10K

              a 57 - 61 175DN would probably be roughly double that. Depending of course on condition, originality, verifiability, etc.

              the difference between 56 and 57 is p-90 (black plastic cover) pickups versus humbucker (nickel cover) pickups.

              I would love to see pics, you have a pretty rare guitar. I think your best bet would be to take some very detailed pictures (include the label through the f-hole) and send them to Gruhn Guitars for a detailed appraisal.
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              • #8
                Pickups:

                - p-90 pickups with black plastic

                - humbuckers with nickel...
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                • #9
                  thx. let me get some pics up. i AM NOT planning to sell it. i lost my dad when i was 16 and it does me good to hear how nice his guitar was.

                  pics coming.

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                  • #10
                    thx. let me get some pics up. i AM NOT planning to sell it. i lost my dad when i was 16 and it does me good to hear how nice his guitar was.

                    pics coming.


                    Sorry to hear that, but the guitar is a great thing to have and remember him by.

                    Sounds like a lovely guitar. It may worth having it appraised and insured just in case something happens to it.
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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          oh what sarge?

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                          • #14
                            That's totally fake.
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                            • #15
                              Humbuckers, so 58-59-60-61, somewhere in there. The knobs were changed, as were the keys (you mentioned), and the bridge should be rosewood. All in all, a very nice guitar.
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                              Originally Posted by Mike Riley View Post
                              Preaching to the choir Rush in on a whole different level to quote a movie You might listen to Rush but you cant here Rush



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