Pawn Stars 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG

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  1. Fishman

    Fishman Junior Member

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    Pawn Stars next week is going to have a 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG come in the store (that according to the commercial) the expert said will be a six figure guitar. It's on Monday night at 10:30 PM, I believe and this is a pic of the guitar.

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  2. thexmadxtopxhatter

    thexmadxtopxhatter Senior Member

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    Daaaaaaang that thing is clean... I can only see it going into 6 figures if it is literally brand new, unplayed, original tags, professionally auctioned, etc. OR if it has some serious history behind it
     
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    I watch that show every night now i love it more
     
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    Wouldn't matter if it was absolutely dead mint, never played museum piece quality. An SG is not a 6 figure guitar. Low 5 fives yes, but 6.... not unless it has some major provinence (Claptons Cream SG, Harrison's Revolver sessions SG etc.)

    IF that is the specific guitar its clearly been refreted, covers removed from the pickups and has a break at the input jack. not a very clean example IMO. If the suposed "expert" thinks thats a 6 figure guitar he's not much of an expert :laugh2:
     
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  5. HOT-BRIT

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    Expert what expert? That guitar is worth around $15000 to $18000 max
    the body has the common issue of cracks through to the control cavity around the output jack, been refreted, pickup covers removed and if there are more issues then it could be worth less
     
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    As far as I know, cowtown guitars in Vegas is their expert.
     
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    doesn't matter what happens, pawn stars is staged....just like most, if not all "reality" shows.
     
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    And the white is a little too white I think. Gibson white because of the nitro clear coat they used will always turn some sort of cream to light yellow.. It's very white it looks like from the pic, in the binding especially.

    Also you see these priced at 12K to 25K everyday on ebay for instance but you rarely see one actually sell in that range. You'd see a mid 60's SG Custom sell for around 6K a lot more than these high dollar ones.

    Can't wait to watch the show though!
     
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    It's six figures...$6666.66
     
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    You're right!
     
  13. Actinic

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    It probably has Seymour Duncan pickups, and not PAFs. The appraiser will probably give the owner at least one bad piece of news. I can hear this famous letdown speech, "Ya know, on the one hand, if this were a 100% vintage guitar, it would be worth, say $30K, but I am afraid that, on the other hand, because of ..., it is only worth ...". Great theatrics, nevertheless.
     
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    Taken from the PS web site

    Get strung along with the Pawn Stars as a 1961 Les Paul SG guitar jams into the shop. Owned by a member of Les Paul's family, will the guys be able to fine-tune their offer, or will the deal de-tune?


    I had a white double neck that sat in it's case for five years, and turned cream colored. A 50 year old guitar will not be that white.
    I think it's a newer conversion.
    I can't wait to find out for shre though.:D
     
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    i wonder if that is the same supposable family member who was on here last year claiming he had found a vintage Les Paul, but never substantiated it
     
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    It don't matter if it's worth 6 figures,, or 10
    They will only offer $3,000 for it..............(Tops)
     
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  17. Fishman

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    Speaking of Les Paul's family, does anyone know what happened to Les Paul's guitars when he died or if his family has them? The Chasing Sound documentary made it look like he had tons of amazing guitars in his house...
     
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    I stopped by there last week while I was in Vegas. Major disappoint. It is a glorified gift shop. If you want a Chumlee T-shirt, that is the right place.
     
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    Did they have any cool guitars for sale or just a bunch of regular pawn shop junk? Also does the body seem a little thick to be a 61 SG on the preview. I only got a quick glimps of it on the preview.
     
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    Pawn Stars is just a show, not real. Paid actors etc..
     

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