The Fender Forum
NEW! LPF Facebook Page
NEW! LPF Instagram Page
Merchandise & Donations
NEW! Burst Serial Log Home Page
LPF Homesite
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    20

    Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    Hey all,

    This popped up for a sale a few hours from me: https://imgur.com/a/mMme4ir.

    Headstock repair, binding repair, pretty well worn. Tuner keys look like they're in suspiciously good condition, not sure if replaced.

    Shop owner sent me a pic of the neck angle, looks like it would play pretty nicely with a low profile wrapover replacement bridge.

    What would a fair price be? I'm interested in going to check it out. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Les Paul Forum Member deytookerjaabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    1,223

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    It's been a few hours since you posted this OP.



    So, I imagine it's already been converted to "'59 Spec" and will be for sale on Reverb tomorrow.





    jk, good luck!!

  3. #3
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    20

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    It's been a few hours since you posted this OP.



    So, I imagine it's already been converted to "'59 Spec" and will be for sale on Reverb tomorrow.





    jk, good luck!!
    oh man, it hurts a little bit extra because of the nugget of truth in there lol

  4. #4
    Les Paul Forum Member sws1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    2,367

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    It's been a few hours since you posted this OP.



    So, I imagine it's already been converted to "'59 Spec" and will be for sale on Reverb tomorrow.





    jk, good luck!!
    Lol

  5. #5
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    197

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    What is the asking price ?

    cheers

  6. #6
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    122

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    are the keys sticking out kind of far? "nice case" i bought a nice one 5 or 6 years back for 10k from the original owners son. i think that was a bit of a deal.
    a few years ago an all gold one for 12k straight up from a long time dealer collector. the perk on that deal is its in a 5 latch case.
    the crack hurts the guitar in question, although the cases helps the value the original 'flat top' case is more rare.
    id kick the guy 7500 cash (maybe 8k), throw a glasser bridge on it and love it like a japanese robot girl.

  7. #7

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by agogetr View Post
    ...id kick the guy 7500 cash (maybe 8k)...
    +1 -more or less. $8K sounds about right. Maybe $10K if you really like it. It could be a nice candidate for a conversion: '52->'54; '56; '57 or '59. (I like '52-> '57 myself...)

  8. #8
    Les Paul Forum Member mistersnappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    7,270

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    Who you going to send it to to get it molested as a conversion?
    "That's what I love, man, to hear that backbeat popping, that damn bass plonkin' down. Jesus God!"-Duane Allman

  9. #9

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersnappy View Post
    Who you going to send it to to get it molested as a conversion?
    Good question.

    If it were up to me (and it's not!) I'd let the established experts do the converting. Historic Makeovers would be my first choice for a '52->'57 or '56 conversion.

  10. #10
    Les Paul Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Metairie,Louisiana
    Posts
    1,518

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    "Don't crush Em, restore Em!"

  11. #11
    Les Paul Forum Member AA00475Bassman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Some place between bad wood & good wood
    Posts
    2,274

    Re: Player's grade '52 goldtop - price estimate?

    There' one in town 12000.00 head stock repair the guitar has been for sale over a year , it MIGHT and that's a big MIGHT sell at 9000.00 hope this helps .
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

    The Myth: If I would have lived with MOM & mooched till I was 48 I would play like Clapton !
    Think about it
    won't you ...... Please !

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Scroll Down And Click On All Of Our Sponsors' Logos For Their Websites!






i