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    1956 N. Brown-Owned Gibson L-5C Guitar

    Appraised Value:

    $16,000 - $18,000 (2014)

    Updated Value:

    $16,000 - $18,000 (2014)

    Appraised on: June 22, 2013

    Appraised in: Anaheim, California

    Appraised by: Richard Johnston

    Category: Musical Instruments

    Episode Info: Celebrating Black Americana (#1934)
    Anaheim (#1813)

    Originally Aired: April 21, 2014

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    Form: Acoustic Guitar
    Material: Wood
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $16,000 - $18,000 (2014)
    Updated Value: $16,000 - $18,000 (2014)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)


    Appraised By:

    Richard Johnston
    Musical Instruments

    Gryphon Stringed Instruments

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: The guitar belonged to my stepfather who was the guitarist for The Mills Brothers for many years.

    APPRAISER: Well it’s a 1956 Gibson L-5C and the fact that Norman Brown played it, the fact that it’s on the album covers with the The Mills Brothers I would expect it would sell for sixteen thousand perhaps eighteen thousand at auction.

    GUEST: Wow, wow, wow thank you. That’s a shock. I didn’t really expect it to be quite worth that much.

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