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    1952 Les Paul + Fender Deluxe 5c3: getting appraised soon

    Hello all. By way of update, the pair sold, full asking price, buyer (in Germany!!) paid all shipping and insurance costs. So a happy end for all involved. The seller was thrilled at the unexpected payday that'll help her have more of a down payment for a new house (she's down-sizing as she's...
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    22k as a set, so far haven't priced them separately as we have loads of interest as a set...

    22k as a set, so far haven't priced them separately as we have loads of interest as a set. Located in Virginia.
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    1952 Les Paul + Fender Deluxe 5c3: getting appraised soon

    Given that it's a '52, which has been verified, it has to be an add-on Bigsby, likely in the mid-50s as the factory started put them them on at that time. The owner probably saw that and thought "cool, I want one of those wiggle sticks." On the pot codes, I didn't think of a dental mirror...
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    1952 Les Paul + Fender Deluxe 5c3: getting appraised soon

    I don't know that for sure, BursTech. But given the age of each, and I was told the owner bought them in the mid-50s....I would think he got them new and together. His wife, who is who I'm helping here, can't say for certain if he bought them new or used, or together or separate. But she said...
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    1952 Les Paul + Fender Deluxe 5c3: getting appraised soon

    Thanks @DutchRay. No, I'm not buying it (I'm not a collector at all), just helping the owner get a fair shake when she sells it. She had zero idea what she had or what it was worth, and I'm glad no one has ripped her off because of it. So we're getting a phone/email (photo) appraisal so she can...
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    1952 Les Paul + Fender Deluxe 5c3: getting appraised soon

    I was directed your way by the good folks at the TDPRI. My plan is to get a Gruhn appraisal (via email/picture at first, likely taking it there in person for a physical appraisal soon). So...thoughts? And yeah, anyone know where Joe is? :-)
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    1952 Les Paul + Fender Deluxe 5c3: getting appraised soon

    Hi all, I'm a long-time active member over at the TDPRI. Recently, a friend of mine said a family member had an "old guitar" that might that some value. I said I'd come check it out and see what's what. Here's what I found. Gotta be a '52 LP gold top, obvs different bridge and added Bigsby...
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