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    Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Really a beauty but sooo clean!!! Anything stick out as an issue?

    It's $36K (max) in the 2108 VG guide and I've used VG as a good guide in all of my recent purchases.

    https://reverb.com/item/25595646-gib...mint-condition

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    its a shiney popsicle. 25k maybe 27. if it is 100 percent.
    if you pay 30 you are betting your retirement funds that the market will hold out.
    it could be a 50k guitar in 5 years. i think it will be but dont cut the check if you need to sell later for cans of catfood you call tuna

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Quote Originally Posted by agogetr View Post
    its a shiney popsicle. 25k maybe 27. if it is 100 percent.
    if you pay 30 you are betting your retirement funds that the market will hold out.
    it could be a 50k guitar in 5 years. i think it will be but dont cut the check if you need to sell later for cans of catfood you call tuna
    You're underestimating its value, the seller is overestimating its value.

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Looks like it sold fast. Didn't even get to float my 36K offer.

    Next.....

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Mint is mint... after 9.5 condition all bets are off in my experience.
    Joe B

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    That dealer is Mike Long.

    He came along to an LPF meet a couple of years ago and hung out for the afternoon with us nerds.

    He's a nice guy and gets a lot of very nice and original guitars. I look at his online guitar site far too often than is healthy for me.

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    Mint is mint... after 9.5 condition all bets are off in my experience.
    Joe B
    That about sums it up.

    Condition is always a huge factor and to paraphrase many others in the biz, “go find another one”.
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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop



    This might be an issue. It looks like more than a finish check to me. It would need an in-hand look. Really nice guitar otherwise!

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Quote Originally Posted by T.Allen View Post


    This might be an issue. It looks like more than a finish check to me. It would need an in-hand look. Really nice guitar otherwise!
    Interesting catch. Don't know what that is. Seems highly unlikely that this type of seller would not disclose a real problem, like a headstock repair. It also doesn't look like any break I've ever seen. At the same time, what are the odds of a single, isolated finish check? Maybe they're everywhere. Who knows? One thing's for sure: it's someone else's guitar now.

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Quote Originally Posted by T.Allen View Post


    This might be an issue. It looks like more than a finish check to me. It would need an in-hand look. Really nice guitar otherwise!
    Not mint in my opinion ..

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Looks very fine and I think if is over priced about 10 k ? The checking at the neck/headstock is a concern and I'd have to have an inspection period for possible return. Very Fine!

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Quote Originally Posted by T.Allen View Post


    This might be an issue. It looks like more than a finish check to me. It would need an in-hand look. Really nice guitar otherwise!
    I can say with certainty, it's a finish check. I just played said guitar.

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Quote Originally Posted by sws1 View Post
    I can say with certainty, it's a finish check. I just played said guitar.
    Well, that settles that. Thanks Scott!

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    Re: Opinions on this Mint '55 Goldtop

    Quote Originally Posted by sws1 View Post
    I can say with certainty, it's a finish check. I just played said guitar.
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