1959 Gibson Guitar ES330 TDN
Appraised Value: $12,000 - $14,000 (2014)
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GUEST: This is my husband's great-uncle's guitar.
APPRAISER: Your husband acquired it when his great-uncle passed away?
APPRAISER: It's an ES 330 made by Gibson between 1959 and 1972. The great thing about this guitar is, it's first year of production. It's a 1959, and that's pretty coveted. The fingerboard is Brazilian rosewood, which is now a CITES material, which means you can't get on a plane and take it outside of the U.S. without a CITES license, or it will be impounded. Tell me, have you ever had it appraised or valued?
GUEST: We had contacted someone in Nashville and he had said it was worth $6,000, but I really think he was trying to buy it from us more than anything.
APPRAISER: Okay, all right. Well, I think for an insurance value on this, I would insure it between $12,000 and $14,000.
GUEST: Goodness! Well, that will definitely have to go on homeowner's.
APPRAISER: Most certainly.
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