Gibson R0 1960 Les Paul - Worth it?

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  1. dayguitar

    dayguitar Member

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    Sharky Senior Member

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    buying new in Germany means spending approx. 2,300 GBP. Now it's on you to calculate. I'd go shopping in person and talk down the seller a bit on the one axe I really love when having it in my own hands or buy used on the internet with a reasonable discount
     
  3. dayguitar

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    Yeah, ive managed to knock him down to £1950, but reckon i might be able to get it to £1900, seeing as thats all i can afford :p they are a bit far for me to travel to thats the only thing, so well see... watch this space

    Thanks
     
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    Be patient and get one used in mint condition IMO
     
  5. Jack Ice

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    First of all, it's a G0, isn't it? R0 is flamed.
    For an used one, even 1900 GBP is a high price. I'd say 1700GBP maximally. But just keep saving and get a real R0, not used. It's worth it!
     
  6. Guitarhack

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    I agree.

    Narrow down what exactly you want. R0, flame/plain top, cherry/dark back, etc, once you've done that it makes the search much easier. Set your price, the most you will spend and start looking. Check the vendors on this site, I think most will ship overseas, ebay and anywhere else you can. Be patient and diligent and it will pay off in the end.

    Good hunting.

    I like the R0 in your thread but I don't really know what a fair price is over there. Before you jump in check out Eddies, Dave's Guitar Shop, Marks Guitar Loft, Route 66, etc.

    It's not a G0. Check out the serial number (Should be G0 xxxx for a G0). But G0's are essentially plain top R0's with a few different quirks to them (see G0 thread). They do make plain top R0's
     
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    If I was after an R0 in the UK at the moment I would bite this guys hand off at the price he's at, but I'm not put off by it being less than mint condition.

    Gibson Custom Shop R0 - MusicRadar Forum
     
  8. Mark C

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    There are R0 Plaintops too.
     
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    Are there? I thought they were only flamed. Then, 1900GBP seems to be a good price. :p I bought mine for 3400 euros, it was on sale from 3960. But it was new, not used. I haven't watched the market on eBay, maybe that's why I know less about the prices.
     
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    R0 Gloss Plaintop.

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    I've owned 2 ROs. A goldtop and now a blacktop. No flame there ( that I know of)
     
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    I got my CS LP Custom 68RI from America, brand new for less than that.

    Brett @ Eddie's is worth a try, just sayin'
     
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    08 Ice Tea, 09 Tobacco, both R0's, both PT's.
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    black back, &, dark back.
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    Neither are worth what a flamed R0 is worth.
    But, great guitars none the less.
     
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    There are definitely plaintop R0s:

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    Thanks guys, im on the lookout now for an R0. Will be posting pics if and when i get one (hopefully soon!) :)
     
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    it is not a Guitar Centre R0...
     
  17. guitarnut_germany

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    I wouldn't go more than 1400GBP on this guitar.

    A flamed 2001 R8 sold a month ago for 1400GBP on the bay (co.uk).

    A VERY ( and I mean VERY VERY nice ) flamed R0 sold for 2600GBP 2 months ago (I kind of regret I didn't buy it :D) (again on ebay UK)

    Ok, that's a dealer... but the street price is WAY below 2kGBP
     
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    yes, most dealers send to the EU, but transport costs, fees and taxes add approx. 35% to the selling price. It's better to wait for a used one to pop up in the EU or buy new from a Gibson dealer
     
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    Damn, that just gave me major RO envy.
     

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