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Looking for an expert to appraise a guitar in LA.

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Hey everyone. I need someone to look at a vintage Gibson Les Paul 50's era guitar for me in North LA area. Please let me
know if anyone here can do it. Obviously for a fee. Thanks
RAR
 
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Hey everyone. I need someone to look at a vintage Gibson Les Paul 50's era guitar for me in North LA area. Please let me
know if anyone here can do it. Obviously for a fee. Thanks
RAR

i am looking for an expert appraisal based on the advice of a forum member. So...
 

67blackcherry

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I don't know if Norm's does appraisals but they're in the area for you - good luck.
You're talking about Los Angeles, correct?
 

TM1

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Exactly, Drew Berlin has been a friend of mine for 25 years! He was 1/2 of the "Burst Brothers" with Dave Belzer. Dave's also quiet capable of appraising the guitar as well! They will give you an honest opinion and a realistic price.
 
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Exactly, Drew Berlin has been a friend of mine for 25 years! He was 1/2 of the "Burst Brothers" with Dave Belzer. Dave's also quiet capable of appraising the guitar as well! They will give you an honest opinion and a realistic price.

Thanks everyone, actually my sister knew someone and they went over to guy's house and well she is picking it up tomorrow.
54 Goldtop, I hope my guy knew what he was talking about. 4 16XX
 

akstrat61

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Exactly, Drew Berlin has been a friend of mine for 25 years! He was 1/2 of the "Burst Brothers" with Dave Belzer. Dave's also quiet capable of appraising the guitar as well! They will give you an honest opinion and a realistic price.

I have also done a fair amount of business with Dave and would highly recommend him. Not sure Dave is in the game yet, but Drew is for sure!:dude:
 

TM1

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I had dinner last night with both Dave & Drew and Drew said he's not doing appraising anymore but Dave still does. So contact Dave if you still need help.
 
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Drew Berlin is honest, knowledgable and reliable.

Ditto. Drew is very knowledgable, honest and a great guy...and when you talk to other well respected sources around the country, they say the exact same thing. He put me in touch with the 1960 Burst I bought.
 
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