Gibson 1959 Les Paul Historic Reissue VOS $2k good deal?

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  1. pillbug

    pillbug Senior Member

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    alnico59 Premium Member

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    That's a very good deal. Go play it. That's the thing with CL, it's so area specific. I'd never see a deal like that in my area.
     
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    If you simply looked at any other R9 for sale you would see this is priced extremely low. If he offers to ship you the guitar, it's a scam.
     
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    Just saw that. The fact he mentions paypal is concerning?
     
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    Call gibson
    1-800-444-2766
    They can run the sn inside of a couple min and tell you
    If that's legit.
    That price is way low- its a steal
    As its prolly stolen-
    Sounds a lil too good!??
     
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    That whole ad don't smell right to me. Maybe you'll get a genuine bargain? Maybe. But proceed with caution.
     
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    Thanks guys. He replied to my first inquiry (via CL email relay) and I said let's meet in a public place with wifi, I'll check the pickup cavity and if it's legit, paypal him right there.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! Gibson said it's a 2010 VOS from the Nashville Custom Shop.
    Gibson said if anything, the color code might be written in pencil in the pickup cavity and the only thing that would be stampede would be "R9" inside of control (pots) cavity, and it would be pretty small.

    I'll see if the seller responds positively to my request and go from there.
     
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    You're going to get an insane deal, that guitar looks legit to me!
     
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    Aw, come on pillbug. You posted that CL ad didn't you?

    I find it hard to believe you've been a member here for 4 years with 800 posts and you "know nothing about these". :laugh2:
     
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    Meet at a police station.
     
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    What is that long mark across the top?
     
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    Steal of the year if that seller is legit.
     
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    I'm just questioning. Why is he doing a craigslist ad but insists on paypal? In person pay pals are especially risky for a seller as the lack of a proof of delivery can lead to a dispute. I would also search google images to see if those shots show up anywhere else. If he balks at an in person meeting. (Going away etc) run.
     
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    That's why I don't like to post pics of my guitars on the net ..
     
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    Gr8 catch marksound! Even more scary then a paypal
    Scam, you could have left for dead @ abandoned house -
    Some horror stories here in NY
    With craigslist
     
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    The ad title was a giveaway really.
    '1959 Les Gibson'.
    What??
    Yeah,cos I really love playin my Les Gibson.:doh:
     
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