Bad Relicing keeps getting WORSE!

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by AK Epi Player, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. AK Epi Player

    AK Epi Player Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,351
    Likes Received:
    1,044
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    So, we've seen a few of this guys "visions" show up in threads over the past Month or so, and I stumbled across his "latest" a few minutes ago (apologies if this has already been posted).

    Epiphone by Gibson Rat Rod Les Paul Standard Distressed Aged Relic 711106019116 | eBay

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    No real offense to the creator of this garbage, but $1,000.00 Get real!

    PS: love the "questions" on the bottom of the listing...:laugh2:

    PSS: is there a "smilie" that barfs...?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. 56GT

    56GT Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,374
    Likes Received:
    3,483
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    "Item condition:
    Manufacturer refurbished" LOL!

    I've got some used toilet paper for sale if anyone looking at this guitar is interested...
     
  3. Kalamazuu

    Kalamazuu Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,685
    Likes Received:
    3,548
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Already posted in the backstage the other day,
    but yeah....


    I've been saying we need a barfing smilie for years!


    And if playable, it looks kind of cool. Not $995 cool, but cool.
     
  4. Kalamazuu

    Kalamazuu Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,685
    Likes Received:
    3,548
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Oh, and here's one of the comments:

     
  5. Phildog

    Phildog Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,602
    Likes Received:
    1,443
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    That poor Epi. I wouldn't have done THAT to her. And $995???!!!

    Some people...
     
    3 people like this.
  6. 56GT

    56GT Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,374
    Likes Received:
    3,483
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Nothing "cool" about it. It's disgusting anyway you look at it... :barf:
     
    3 people like this.
  7. AK Epi Player

    AK Epi Player Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,351
    Likes Received:
    1,044
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    It "might" be fun to customize/disfigure a guitar like that :hmm:, but I have too much respect for machinery to even do it to a "$100 special", let alone a perfectly good LP Standard!
     
  8. deMelo

    deMelo Banned

    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    407
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    There should be a law against that kind of thing. People who do that to good guitars should have their hands cut off.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. Bozzy Bear

    Bozzy Bear Junior Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Ohh wow, I guess one persons trash is another persons art. Alas that's quite pricy for damaged goods. =/
     
  10. 56GT

    56GT Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,374
    Likes Received:
    3,483
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    It's not art. It's a scam. He's trying to make a quick profit selling shit.
     
  11. martin6string

    martin6string Premium Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    9,452
    Likes Received:
    6,153
    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Doubtful because I can't see anyone in their right mind buying that and certainly not quick.
     
    2 people like this.
  12. nitrodave08

    nitrodave08 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,657
    Likes Received:
    1,467
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2013
    Here's his next "artistic" ebay auction
    [​IMG]

    Should say Autistic
     
  13. Vinkuhippula

    Vinkuhippula Senior Member

    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    249
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Hahaha, reminds me of Tracy G. Surely if I wanted that done on a guitar, I'd buy one used and a blowtorch. Acid would have to be bought with more care, but it isn't too costy either. And I'd save myself.. I dunno. 700-800 dollahs? Depending on if I wanted the buzz feiten. And the gold.. evo.. fretless fretjob? What?

    Anyways, it has obviously had some effort put into it: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOGu_y1JA74]Distressed Gibson Epiphone Les Paul demo - YouTube[/ame]

    I wouldn't buy it for that much, though, most people not at all. I'd rather make my own. But hey, maybe someone is looking for exactly that.
     
  14. entresz

    entresz Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,155
    Likes Received:
    592
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    I love this bit:
    "The original pickups are carefully acid etched to make the wax more brittle (like aged) so the bobbins 'breath' more."

    Oh dear.
     
    2 people like this.
  15. 56GT

    56GT Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,374
    Likes Received:
    3,483
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Item condition: Manufacturer refurbished:

    "
    An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in the original packaging."


    I wonder if Epiphone approved this "refurbish?" :laugh2:



    "These are one of a kind instruments using rapid oxidation artistry and professional luthiery. " :lol:
     
  16. Malikon

    Malikon dis_function(); V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    54,877
    Likes Received:
    146,237
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    "buzz feiten"


    ....look at the nut,..closely. :cool:
     
    2 people like this.
  17. Vinkuhippula

    Vinkuhippula Senior Member

    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    249
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    I was unsure of this, it should have a lip going over the fretboard, right? I can't quite tell if there is one.
     
  18. Malikon

    Malikon dis_function(); V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    54,877
    Likes Received:
    146,237
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    I have it on my LTD, it looks like this...

    [​IMG] *stock photo*

    It doesn't look like a crooked, home-made nut that has the treble strings buried so deep in their slots they look super glued into place.
     
    2 people like this.
  19. Vinkuhippula

    Vinkuhippula Senior Member

    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    249
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Uhm.. isn't that an earvana on the LTD? Buzz feiten (I'm pretty sure 90% of people can't see the joke in buzz fighting, btw) is different. I think. It's "compensated" at the bridge. I think.

    EDIT: I made a silly, of course every TOM bridge is "compensated" (intonation adjusted) from the bridge..
     
  20. Malikon

    Malikon dis_function(); V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    54,877
    Likes Received:
    146,237
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010

Share This Page