View Full Version : Value of a Gibson model 1?

08-31-2017, 06:46 AM
Someone locally has a 1950's vintage Gibson #1 in good condition with original case for sale for $400. Is this a reasonable price. I just don't know the market on these!

Ukulele Eddie
08-31-2017, 09:34 AM
That sounds like a good buy. You don't have a ton of downside of you later decide to rehome. Having seen and played it in person, eliminates a lot of risk.

09-01-2017, 01:50 AM
It looks like a good deal.

There's a Vintage Guitar Priceguide out there, which gives yearly ballpark figures for ukuleles as well, given a pristine state, a nice showroom and a fine day. You can also do an advanced search on ebay for 'sold' offers, and that shows how a similar model, but a bit older, was sold recently for twice that price.

mm stan
09-01-2017, 04:39 AM
Depends on what you consider good condition and tone, if both are fine.. yes