Re: Guitar appraisal
I have an Epiphone Nouveau archtop guitar - I've never seen one before, I can't find squat for price. The information I received from Gibson was that this model (NVJ-n) was designed by Gibson, made in Japan, and assembled/finished at Gibson USA, only between the years '87-'89. It first ran under the Gibson name, later under Epiphone.
This model is an archtop, full inlays and binding, with "Epipone" script and "Gibson" in 7-verticle layered diamond pattern, both inlayed, on headstock. Curly maple neck, back, and sides, spruce top, rosewood fretboard and bridge. All natural finish. All Gold hardware, single humbucker. Gibson case.
Anyone ever seen one of these? I can't find it in any price guide- any ideas on value? Thanks