2005 Faded...impulse

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  1. HCRoadie

    HCRoadie Senior Member

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    Hey there. I just made a mild impulse purchase of a Faded Les Paul. I have been reading up on these for a good while, so I feel confident. My offer, which was a good chunk lower than posted price was accepted. Please justify my purchase....I know I'm asking the wrong, I mean right, crowd to validate my decision. https://reverb.com/item/18150140-2005-gibson-les-paul-standard-faded-8-5-lbs
     
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    jkes01 Senior Member

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    I thought you were buying the one in the pic. The lacquer on that headstock looked suspicious.


    Your git, is beautiful. :)
     
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    Just realized that the link in the first post doesn't do anybody any good. mmm bad
     
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    The only reason I bought the Les paul I did is because the name of the shop selling it is Zombie Flower Shop...really
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Ha! This ole girl was on my watch list! Glad she’s going to a Forum brother! Outstanding!
     
  6. HCRoadie

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    Well if you're ever in Nashville, come take her for a spin.
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Brother, I will take y’all up on that!
    Again,beautiful guitar! Just outstanding!
    Gonna need a tone report after you have her for awhile. From the looks of her,somebody loved to play her......a lot!:dude:
     
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    Those standard fadeds are great guitars. Congrats
     
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    I think it's gorgeous.
     
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    that's sure a looker! congrats.
     
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    Nice guitar! Just wondering why they call them faded? Any reason? Thanks!
     
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    I wish I had boughten a truck load of those faded guitars. They sold for a real attractive price new and have increased substantially in value since. Yours is very nice, great top and someone really played that thing so odds are strong it is a nice one.

    @Adamc The faded series are thin satin finishes, I think they still offer a similar finish on their brown faded studio models.
     
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    They have a satin finish, no grain filler, and are not buffed out.
     
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    Nice! Those are my favorite Les Paul.
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    An interesting (and NICE) finish. Do you know what it's called?
     
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    Awesome thanks!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Thanks for the complements everyone. I will give an update once it arrives. I am very stoked. I still feel funny about how much I paid for it,
    There was no mention of the color/finish on the listing. I would call it a Golden-brown-ish wood tone with wooden highlights...but I'm an idiot
     
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    I believe this to be the case. Well I am hoping
     
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