Yes they are cheaper. Not a lot, but cheaper.
The age version sounds and feels divine! The gloss looks stunning and sounds great but the aged does sound more like a vintage gibson.
I'll go with the aged.
The gloss were $1000 less than the aged dealer cost wise.These are rare,so yes You would be able to get your money back on it.They sound and feel exactly the same.They just look different.
As a guide I paid 10% over dealer cost and cost of shipping. $6000 for aged and $5000 for Gloss.
I have a feeling that the cost of these will now go up as they are not being made anymore. But there is always a chance that they will not.
I sold my aged for a $1000 more than I paid and I owned it for 6 months.
The pickup combination is a BB3 in the bridge and a BB1 in the neck.To me these are the best to date.They feel,play and sound so much better than my other reissues.To me they are worth the extra bucks.Its up to you to decide if it is worth getting rid of your gear for it.They are special so if it didn't feel well to you you would not have a hard time selling it.
Good luck and keep me posted. Michael.
Depending on the year it was made the 2011 Goldies came with a black case and the 2012 came with a brown Lifton type case, They came with a brown tri fold COA and tags.
The details are shown in the picks, I hope this helps.
Good luck ,they are great guitars.
I settled for the Gloss version of Goldie and its awesome. Michael.
Yeah, I saw that auction. I am "watching" it. Not really easy to say too much from the pics as they ain't brilliant. The seller has zero feedback and is posting as a limited company. I checked the contact address and the business. Didn't fill me with confidence.There is no Premier prod listed as a limited company at Companies House. This is one to go and collect in person during daylight hours with a)someone who has some knowledge of 50's Les pauls and b) someone who can handle themselves!