too much for a '52 in the current market. without the case this guitar should be around 27k, with the case around 29-30k. i had some funny business with rumble seat when i inquired about an 'all original' '54 tele. when i pointed out that the switch tip, string tree and tweed case with yellow lining were not original parts for this vintage, they stopped replying to my emails... seems like i know too much. on another note, do you know the serial number of that guitar? i think i've seen this one elsewhere before.