35th Anniversary Les Paul Custom

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  1. leungj

    leungj Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new to the forums and was just wondering if anyone has seen a 35th anniversary Les Paul Custom. I might be getting one soon and just wanted to see what everyone thought about them. I haven't had to luxury of playing the guitar yet, but I imagine it plays and sounds amazing. I also wanted to find out more about the guitar, I haven't had much luck finding information online.

    I know they were produced in 1989 to commemorate 35 years for the Les Paul Custom model, but that's about it. Also if anyone knows the current value of one of these guitars, that would be great.

    Here's a couple of pictures of one,

    Cheers


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  2. mftaqiyuddin

    mftaqiyuddin Junior Member

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    I dont have the info u want,but this guitar r realllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cool!u r lucky to hv one.if only i can afford enough....
     
  3. brianbzed

    brianbzed Senior Member

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    I can answer your questions because I own one. Bought her new in 1989 in San Francisco. The guitar has never left the house and has never been gigged with. I play her a few hours a year. She plays like a dream and has a sweet singing mid-range quality.:D The only downside is that she's pretty heavy and hurts my back if I play standing up for more than a few hours!:wow: She gets handed down to posterity!:D I'm not sure as to the current value-maybe $2500 low-$4000 high?:hmm:
    I've only seen one for sale and it was in 8.5 out of 10 condition- lots of dings and buckle rash-it was obviously used on many gigs.:shock: Going price was $2000 back in the mid 90's.
    I have pics in my gallery-but they aren't great! Hope this helps!:dude:
    Adios amigo!:dude:
     
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    brianbzed Senior Member

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    Whoa! Check that! My 35th Anniv. Custom is not in my gallery....yet!:shock: Stay tuned for fresh pics soon!:dude:
     
  5. singlecut

    singlecut Senior Member

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    i've owned 2 of them
    both back in 89
    damn fine les pauls
    i just don't dig the gold and the middlepup.
    mine sounded great.
    i sold a mint 1 back in 04 for 3k
    value in these shit times
    ?????????/
     
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    Don Juan Junior Member

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  7. Left Paw

    Left Paw Senior Member

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    Many feel of the 'boat anchor' variety. Which may provide great tone but can be hard on the shoulder.
     
  8. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover Premium Member

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    What pickups do these have in them?
     
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    My 89 LPC (not the 3-pup model) is a joy to play and own. The 3-pup model is on my wishlist. Buy it buy it buy it!
     
  10. RustyNuts

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    I wonder if it's still for sale seven years later?
     
  11. brianbzed

    brianbzed Senior Member

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    still have this Baby......she ain't for sale............................:thumb:
     
  12. les paul sound

    les paul sound Senior Member

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    i won't spend any money for a guitar
    which can not be played in the highest frets
     
  13. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover Premium Member

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    Anyone know what pickups come stock on these?
     
  14. RustyNuts

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    Reissue PAFs.
     
  15. RustyNuts

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    Which guitars would that be?
     
  16. mrfett

    mrfett HJ Lover Premium Member

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    Rusty, would that be the late late Tim Shaws, the ones without stamps? Or was there something after those that showed up before the circuit board pups?
     

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