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    1959 Gibson Guitar ES330 TDN

    Appraised Value:

    $12,000 - $14,000 (2014)

    Appraised on: August 17, 2013

    Appraised in: Richmond, Virginia

    Appraised by: Kerry Keane

    Category: Musical Instruments

    Episode Info: Richmond (#1817)

    Originally Aired: May 19, 2014

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    Form: Electric Guitar
    Material: Wood
    Period / Style: 1950s
    Value Range: $12,000 - $14,000 (2014)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Kerry Keane
    Musical Instruments
    Vice President & Department Head, Musical Instruments

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This is my husband's great-uncle's guitar.

    APPRAISER: Your husband acquired it when his great-uncle passed away?

    GUEST: Yes.

    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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