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Unread 06-04-2008, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

I was doing my usual searches and came across this.
I always promised myself I'd get one from the year of my birth..Guess I may be waiting a LOOOONG time

GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM (1960) - Elderly Instruments

"EC except the gold hardware has faded from the instrument being played, this fine example of a 1960 Black Custom has that unique ring that only the all mahogany single cut Pauls can get, black finish, double bound carved mahogany body, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, block inlays, 22 frets, 3 PAF humbucking pickups, pots date 50th week of '59, electronics, stop tailpiece, ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, Grover Rotomatic tuners, plastic parts and strap buttons are all original, just an amazing guitar that screams cool in looks and sound, 1-11/16" nut, 24-3/4" scale, with newer Gibson HSC, on consignment (SN:0 8725)
30U-14093 .. $120,000.00 "


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Unread 06-05-2008, 12:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

Damn, looks so ****ing awesome
someday ill steal one
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

$120k... wow! Sure is nice, though!
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

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I always promised myself I'd get one from the year of my birth..[QUOTE]

hmmmm, good idea, I better be keeping my eyes peeled for a good '59
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what is it with the birth year thing? I feel like i have to have one too. although mine's a little easier- 1980.
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what is it with the birth year thing? I feel like i have to have one too. although mine's a little easier- 1980.
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Yeah me too, i'm constantly on the search for a LP with 72219***

Why go birth year when you can go birth day....! ;-)
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Yeah me too, i'm constantly on the search for a LP with 72219***

Why go birth year when you can go birth day....! ;-)
Now that a goal!
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

I think that guitar has been out there for sale on their web site for quite a while. Maybe you could hammer them down a little.



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I was doing my usual searches and came across this.
I always promised myself I'd get one from the year of my birth..Guess I may be waiting a LOOOONG time

GIBSON LES PAUL CUSTOM (1960) - Elderly Instruments

"EC except the gold hardware has faded from the instrument being played, this fine example of a 1960 Black Custom has that unique ring that only the all mahogany single cut Pauls can get, black finish, double bound carved mahogany body, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, block inlays, 22 frets, 3 PAF humbucking pickups, pots date 50th week of '59, electronics, stop tailpiece, ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, Grover Rotomatic tuners, plastic parts and strap buttons are all original, just an amazing guitar that screams cool in looks and sound, 1-11/16" nut, 24-3/4" scale, with newer Gibson HSC, on consignment (SN:0 8725)
30U-14093 .. $120,000.00 "


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There ya go, get a Heritage 80
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

I want a 1971 LP, Strat, or Tele. (Yep, I was born in 71)
They have a 1960 at Gruin's guitars in Nashville, it is priced at $185,000.
The guy took me up a private elevator with a code pad to the "special" room.
I will go back with a camera one day and share with you guys.
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Man I gotta win the lottery
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

It's a great looking guitar but for that kind of money I'd like the original case too (or the correct period case).
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

I love how you can just add it to your shopping cart just like a set of strings
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Uh... is that in YEN?! Or are those guys at Elderly Instruments smoking something funky?

Anyways... what's so special about her, either? It's not like it's the first LP ever, or even the first year. Is it the 3 pickups? Just buy the two pickup version and add one if that's your heart's desire - you're looking to own her to play her, not to brag to your country club about your investment, right?!
You dug up a 4 year old thread to make this comment?
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

I smell something......

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Uh... is that in YEN?! Or are those guys at Elderly Instruments smoking something funky?

Anyways... what's so special about her, either? It's not like it's the first LP ever, or even the first year. Is it the 3 pickups? Just buy the two pickup version and add one if that's your heart's desire - you're looking to own her to play her, not to brag to your country club about your investment, right?!
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

Only a limited number of these guitars exist maybe a few hundred.Then the les paul line was discontinued. Many famous players used them in the years following them being discontinued.Everyone wanted them causing Gibson to start reissueing them in 1968. They have never got it right (disputable). But have sold hundreds??? of thousands of guitars on the reputation of those original 1952 -1960 gibson les pauls. They are the holy grail of guitars. Also 2008 was the peak off the boom in guitar value.It is just the price that they were going for at that time. That is the readers digest condensed version.


PS anything from recent production will never reach the values that the originals . IMHO.
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causing Gibson to start reissueing them in 1968. They have never got it right (disputable).
PS anything from recent production will never reach the values that the originals . IMHO.
Yes that is disputable. I would say it is primarily a " supply - demand thing ". Eg the lap steels that were built by the same luthiers in that alledgedly golden era, do not fetch crazy dollars at all compared to modern lap steeles :

1957 Gibson BR-6 "Sunburst" > Guitars : Lap, Pedal & Table - Rumble Seat Music | Gbase.com

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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

Rumble Seat has a similar one, half the price.

1960 Gibson Les Paul Custom “Black” "Premium used Vintage Electric and Acoustic guitars, Fender,Gibson,Gretsch,Martin and more, Ithaca, NY
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No Les Pauls in 67 = no birthday Les Paul for me!! But I have 2 busted 67 Danelectros...
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no 62 but I prefer a 1960 burst over anything
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Re: 1960 Les Paul Custom for sale!

Is this case original? Ive seen customs in black cases with yellow interior, this one is on the "cali girl" case. Did the 60s models came with that? Thanks for info.
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Can I sell my house???
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no need! Prices decreased significantly and eldery are offering several Customs right now starting at or around 45k now with humbuckers and 10 grand below with P90s
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Yeah. $120k is a 2008 price for sure. Bummer, as my LPC is now worth about half of what it was in those days, but I'm never selling it anyway.
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I can buy I must buy it from internet, very high amount of money for internet though. ( and I m a student )
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The original Jimmy Page Les Paul. I want.
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I guess never should have sold my '68 Black Beauty. I paid all of $400 for it. Would have been a good investment.....;(


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Is this case original? Ive seen customs in black cases with yellow interior, this one is on the "cali girl" case. Did the 60s models came with that? Thanks for info.
Here's my neighbor's 1958, black case with gold interior.

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Here's my neighbor's 1958, black case with gold interior.

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Whoa. Thanks for the pic, that really pleased my eyes. Did yoy played the guitar?
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