I recently bought a 1977 Gibson RB800; unfortunately, it arrived with a neck crack under the nut through FedEx. After looking at everything and considering, I'm not going to worry with getting the neck fixed. I am going to sell the gold-plated parts and will also part with the multi-ply rim and the resonator if someone wants them. It's a tube and plate configuration. I would even throw in the cracked neck for "free"...
So the question is- how much are parts like this worth? There is "Gibson" stamped on the tailpiece and armrest, the tuners are highly engraved as are the tone ring and tension hoop. I believe that the tone ring is plated brass because you can see the greenish patina coming through the gold plating on the inside; however, it is very lightweight compared to standard tone rings because it is much thinner and may have actually been stamped out and then plated.
I would love to sell it all off as a lot if someone has a project where they could use these parts and would be more than reasonable on the price.
Any help here?
I'd be interested in buying the neck. I've got a 1977 PB 500 I would like to convert.
I might be interested in the rim (depending on some key dimensions, of course) if you decide to break it down.
BTW: is the tube, in the tube and plate, solid or hollow? Just wondering.
The tube is hollow.
Put me in for the hardware ,minus the ring,if you part it out.
Edited by - O.D. on 11/27/2020 17:50:44
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