I Found a Beautiful 1979 Standard

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  1. Malchik

    Malchik Senior Member

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    I went to my favorite guitar shop today and immediately saw a 1979 Les Paul Standard. Nicely reliced tobacco sunburst body, three piece maple neck, working electronics, etc. Only problem: the frets were on their last foot, I don't think they have enough meat for a re-crowning. The man who is selling it under consignment won't budge under $1500 CAD (about $1144 USD). It'll coast about $450 for a re-fret.

    I just can't get this killer standard out of my mind. But at 1500, I'd feel guilty. I would have bought it for $1200 but...
     
  2. Platte City Paul

    Platte City Paul Senior Member

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    I looked on Reverb, and '79s are routinely going for over $2K USD. I'm not sure how well Reverb reflects actual value, but this might still be a deal, no?
     
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    Platte City Paul Senior Member

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    PS, you just know you should have taken pictures, man. ;)
     
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  4. Malchik

    Malchik Senior Member

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    This guitar has been through the ringer, but it's fully operational.
     
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  5. XpensiveWino

    XpensiveWino Senior Member

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    US$1144?!? I wouldn't have left the store without it (nor would I have left without pics!)

    Go get it!
     
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    Left Paw Senior Member

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    Yes, go back and get it !!
     
  7. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Just buy it!
    It's worth that and more.
    If you don't have the money for the re-fret,
    put it under your bed.
    She'll wait.
    :thumb:
     
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  8. Uncle Vinnie

    Uncle Vinnie Senior Member

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    Try doing what I do. I never ask anyone if they'll "take" what ever I want to pay.

    Go into that guitar shop and lay 12 crisp CAD $100 bills on the counter. If they say no, then quietly gather up your money, put it in your pocket, turn around and walk out. I'd say your odds of walking out with that guitar are better than 50/50. That'll leave you with an additional $300 toward the re-fret.
     
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    You can get your money back out of it after a refret even at the price they asked. I say go for it!
     
  10. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    And find someone who does refrets at a more reasonable price!
    $450?!?
    That's about 350-375 US?
     
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    slug_maine Senior Member

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    Go get it, otherwise we'll patiently await your future post lamenting the time you passed on a killer 79 Les Paul Standard at the ridiculously low price of $1500 CAD.
     
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  12. bulletproof

    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    This right here......I have done this. Most times it works out:cool2:
     
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  13. scott 351 wins

    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    If you buy it, have stainless steel frets installed. You won't regret it
     
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  14. XpensiveWino

    XpensiveWino Senior Member

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    ^^^
    Agreed!
     
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