Hummingbird Copy Price?

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Hummingbird Copy Price?

Post by irked1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:59 am

I have in my possession what seems to be a sunburst El Degas copy of a Gibson Hummingbird. The model number on the inside is F176, dated May 1974. I can't, however, find any information regarding estimated value- I'm loaning it to a school theatrical production and have to list it. I was wondering if anyone here could help me out?

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Re: Hummingbird Copy Price?

Post by charles » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:02 am

The value on these is pretty subjective but my personal feeling is between $250-500, depending on condition. Hope this helps.

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Re: Hummingbird Copy Price?

Post by irked1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:09 am

That's the exact range I guessed- there's some minor scuffing on the back of the body, the finishing around the edges has rubbed away in places and the bridge has a very slight warp. Other than that though it's in perfect condition.

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Re: Hummingbird Copy Price?

Post by charles » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:12 am

irked1 wrote:That's the exact range I guessed- there's some minor scuffing on the back of the body, the finishing around the edges has rubbed away in places and the bridge has a very slight warp. Other than that though it's in perfect condition.
I should expect you'd be fine to put it around 300-400. The bridge warping would be the biggest value detractor, in my opinion.

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Re: Hummingbird Copy Price?

Post by irked1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:20 am

Thanks! I just measured- the warp from first fret to the base of the neck is about 1/16". So if I put down $350 that should be good?

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Re: Hummingbird Copy Price?

Post by charles » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:21 pm

irked1 wrote:Thanks! I just measured- the warp from first fret to the base of the neck is about 1/16". So if I put down $350 that should be good?
I should think that's a reasonable value to put on for the theatrical production's requirements.

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