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Unread 08-28-2012, 06:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

Gibson Custom Historic Full Gloss 1960 Reissue Les Paul ~ Secondhand | Coda Music

Sorry if people are getting annoyed at my posts about the R0's, but i really want one


You think this is good for 1950?

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Unread 08-28-2012, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

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Gibson Custom Historic Full Gloss 1960 Reissue Les Paul ~ Secondhand | Coda Music

Sorry if people are getting annoyed at my posts about the R0's, but i really want one


You think this is good for 1950?

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buying new in Germany means spending approx. 2,300 GBP. Now it's on you to calculate. I'd go shopping in person and talk down the seller a bit on the one axe I really love when having it in my own hands or buy used on the internet with a reasonable discount
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

Yeah, ive managed to knock him down to 1950, but reckon i might be able to get it to 1900, seeing as thats all i can afford they are a bit far for me to travel to thats the only thing, so well see... watch this space

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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

Be patient and get one used in mint condition IMO
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

First of all, it's a G0, isn't it? R0 is flamed.
For an used one, even 1900 GBP is a high price. I'd say 1700GBP maximally. But just keep saving and get a real R0, not used. It's worth it!
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Be patient and get one used in mint condition IMO
I agree.

Narrow down what exactly you want. R0, flame/plain top, cherry/dark back, etc, once you've done that it makes the search much easier. Set your price, the most you will spend and start looking. Check the vendors on this site, I think most will ship overseas, ebay and anywhere else you can. Be patient and diligent and it will pay off in the end.

Good hunting.

I like the R0 in your thread but I don't really know what a fair price is over there. Before you jump in check out Eddies, Dave's Guitar Shop, Marks Guitar Loft, Route 66, etc.

It's not a G0. Check out the serial number (Should be G0 xxxx for a G0). But G0's are essentially plain top R0's with a few different quirks to them (see G0 thread). They do make plain top R0's
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

If I was after an R0 in the UK at the moment I would bite this guys hand off at the price he's at, but I'm not put off by it being less than mint condition.

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First of all, it's a G0, isn't it? R0 is flamed.
For an used one, even 1900 GBP is a high price. I'd say 1700GBP maximally. But just keep saving and get a real R0, not used. It's worth it!
There are R0 Plaintops too.
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

Are there? I thought they were only flamed. Then, 1900GBP seems to be a good price. I bought mine for 3400 euros, it was on sale from 3960. But it was new, not used. I haven't watched the market on eBay, maybe that's why I know less about the prices.
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Are there?
R0 Gloss Plaintop.

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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

I've owned 2 ROs. A goldtop and now a blacktop. No flame there ( that I know of)
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

I got my CS LP Custom 68RI from America, brand new for less than that.

Brett @ Eddie's is worth a try, just sayin'
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

08 Ice Tea, 09 Tobacco, both R0's, both PT's.


black back, &, dark back.


Neither are worth what a flamed R0 is worth.
But, great guitars none the less.
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There are definitely plaintop R0s:

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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

Thanks guys, im on the lookout now for an R0. Will be posting pics if and when i get one (hopefully soon!)
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

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First of all, it's a G0, isn't it?...
it is not a Guitar Centre R0...
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Re: Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

I wouldn't go more than 1400GBP on this guitar.

A flamed 2001 R8 sold a month ago for 1400GBP on the bay (co.uk).

A VERY ( and I mean VERY VERY nice ) flamed R0 sold for 2600GBP 2 months ago (I kind of regret I didn't buy it ) (again on ebay UK)

Ok, that's a dealer... but the street price is WAY below 2kGBP
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I agree.

Narrow down what exactly you want. R0, flame/plain top, cherry/dark back, etc, once you've done that it makes the search much easier. Set your price, the most you will spend and start looking. Check the vendors on this site, I think most will ship overseas, ebay and anywhere else you can. Be patient and diligent and it will pay off in the end.

yes, most dealers send to the EU, but transport costs, fees and taxes add approx. 35% to the selling price. It's better to wait for a used one to pop up in the EU or buy new from a Gibson dealer
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08 Ice Tea, 09 Tobacco, both R0's, both PT's.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...7/IMG_0412.jpg

black back, &, dark back.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...IMG_0411-1.jpg

Neither are worth what a flamed R0 is worth.
But, great guitars none the less.
Damn, that just gave me major RO envy.
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