My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

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Company faces big debt deadlines; CFO exits after less than a year. “Some type of restructuring will be necessary,” Cassidy said. “The core business is a very stable business, and a sustainable one. But you have a balance sheet problem and an operational problem."
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I know there are other, older threads, but a friend and I went into a long discussion about it last night and I think we hit some good points and came up with a reasonable answer.
I've heard different stories about that smell... Ooh ooh, that smeeeeeelllll!
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I went on Reverb looking to buy an amp for my son. Saw one I thought that my son would like. I asked a few questions--has the amp ever been repaired, are you the original owner, etc. The seller sent a reply- are you a buyer or a questioner?
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My house burned down last year. Managed to pull this out and a few others but I didn't have the heart to really get into it till now. So I decided to grab the least burned of my Les Paul's and see if I could restore it to player.
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As you probably know, I’ve done quite a bit of guitar building and painting, but I’ve never aged a guitar. And although I like a nice relic job, it’s something I don’t expect to do much of myself.
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Post a few of your favorite vintage guitar photos from your collection in a NEW thread. All vintage photos of your special and most cherished guitars are welcome. I can't wait to see what everyone posts honestly!
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Detlef is the person who sells you a refinished '58 burst (that later on turns out to be a refinished '58 Goldtop within 1 minute of Eric Ernest looking at it) telling you it's all original and even writing authentication & cites papers about it, later on at home you realize the cream M69 rings are DMC.
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I thought it would be fun to see how close the CC is to the Original it's made to copy. On mine the flame is real close but the color not so much (it could be the lighting and camera of course).
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Based on your experience, would you guys say that MTM get more attention and therefore are more consistent in quality than the semi-mass-production regular Historics?
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When did Gibson start selling Guitars online in their own shop. I knew they sold accessories and gear - just not 'complete' guitars.