Help me find a great Gibson Les Paul

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Re: Help me find a great Gibson Les Paul

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Ishibashi one looks to have sold. This is still cheap for the next $2000 worth of bids, though.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 4087233838
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Re: Help me find a great Gibson Les Paul

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robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 8:47 pm Ishibashi one looks to have sold. This is still cheap for the next $2000 worth of bids, though.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 4087233838
Low reserve, eh!? Wonder how it'll end.

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The photos on that auction aren’t particularly informative when the auction refers to significant “play” damage.

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Kiwiaxe wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:25 pm The photos on that auction aren’t particularly informative when the auction refers to significant “play” damage.
It's certainly frustrating when the photos don't reflect the condition. I've fallen foul of that.

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Kiwiaxe wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:25 pm The photos on that auction aren’t particularly informative when the auction refers to significant “play” damage.
Top edge of the headstock looks chipped all along it. No idea how one achieves that. There's checking around the controls and indentations front and back of the body and headstock. It's been knocked and bumped and obviously not treated with kid gloves.

I'd suggest if you prefer your guitars minty, this one's best avoided.On the other hand. It's starting to relic nicely with that checking and at the current price would be a perfect working Lester. I see you're bidding against all the usual suspects.
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Pancake body or not, this is the best LP for sale in ram-raidville atm: https://theguitargallery.co.nz/product/ ... ck-beauty/

I've played it. No reissue will even come close to it's mojo.

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Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 7:29 am
Kiwiaxe wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:25 pm The photos on that auction aren’t particularly informative when the auction refers to significant “play” damage.
Top edge of the headstock looks chipped all along it. No idea how one achieves that. There's checking around the controls and indentations front and back of the body and headstock. It's been knocked and bumped and obviously not treated with kid gloves.

I'd suggest if you prefer your guitars minty, this one's best avoided.On the other hand. It's starting to relic nicely with that checking and at the current price would be a perfect working Lester. I see you're bidding against all the usual suspects.
Isn't the 'guy' selling it a forum member?
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Jay wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 8:35 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 7:29 am
Kiwiaxe wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:25 pm The photos on that auction aren’t particularly informative when the auction refers to significant “play” damage.
Top edge of the headstock looks chipped all along it. No idea how one achieves that. There's checking around the controls and indentations front and back of the body and headstock. It's been knocked and bumped and obviously not treated with kid gloves.

I'd suggest if you prefer your guitars minty, this one's best avoided.On the other hand. It's starting to relic nicely with that checking and at the current price would be a perfect working Lester. I see you're bidding against all the usual suspects.
Isn't the 'guy' selling it a forum member?
Not sure, but it looks great to me at $4800, let alone the current $3200.
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Jay wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 8:35 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 7:29 am
Kiwiaxe wrote: Sat Apr 22, 2023 11:25 pm The photos on that auction aren’t particularly informative when the auction refers to significant “play” damage.
Top edge of the headstock looks chipped all along it. No idea how one achieves that. There's checking around the controls and indentations front and back of the body and headstock. It's been knocked and bumped and obviously not treated with kid gloves.

I'd suggest if you prefer your guitars minty, this one's best avoided.On the other hand. It's starting to relic nicely with that checking and at the current price would be a perfect working Lester. I see you're bidding against all the usual suspects.
Isn't the 'guy' selling it a forum member?

TmcB is one of the owners of Family Store. Maybe they are selling on behalf.
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R7 LP Custom Black Beauty with 3 humbuckers on FB!
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 5089123835
he's dropped the price to $8500
not sure if good value or not...

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Cheers but do think I want a pretty burst :)

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KNNZ wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 11:02 am R7 LP Custom Black Beauty with 3 humbuckers on FB!
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 5089123835
he's dropped the price to $8500
not sure if good value or not...
That is a good price.

I might go look at that today. 😅

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Kiwiaxe wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 11:11 am Cheers but do think I want a pretty burst :)
Have you found the LP burst that you're looking for?
nothing to see here

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jumpingtam wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2023 9:33 am
Kiwiaxe wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 11:11 am Cheers but do think I want a pretty burst :)
Have you found the LP burst that you're looking for?
These are not the LP bursts you are looking for.
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