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Old 25th June 2019
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I'd second the recommendations here. This is not like appraising an "ordinary" instrument. At this level, degrees of originality can make substantial differences in price, as can trusted opinions that the instrument is not assembled from bits of several vintage instruments. If your friend has any provenance like photos of her father with the instrument in the 60s, or (even better) A SALES RECEIPT, this can help push up the appraisal also.

There's a '63 on Reverb right now in very nice cosmetic shape, but with a rewound pickup and a non-original case for $ 21K