Re: Gibson Nouveau
: : I have a 12 string Nouveau NV series. Can anyone help me with a value?
: : Someone wants to trade a Galveston 6 string even up, TOMORROW!!!
: : Not even the blue book has any information on pricing for the N series
: : guitars. thank you.
: Hi Skip,
: I just read your post. Hope you didn't trade. The NV-12 is rare, and a wonderful 12 string. Solid mahogany back and sides, solid spruce top, great workmanship. I talked to Gibson about this guitar (I own one too), and he had high praise for this guitar. Parts made by Japanese quality craftmanship, sent to Gibson for assemble and finish work. Hang onto it if you still have it, you can't get such wonderful tone in an inexpensive guitar nowadays!
I have a Gibson Nouveau F-5 style mandolin, made in 1986. Gibson denies any knowledge of how many were made, it has a Cremona Brown Varnish finish, bound fingerboard, excellent tone. I acquired from 2nd owner, he and the first never played it...so it is a 17 year old new mandolin...the neck is 3-ply...nice flame...any idea on its worth and rarity? Gibson bought Flatiron and evidently didn't do much with the Nouveau line.