Seriously Gibson....WTF

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by journeyman73, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. journeyman73

    journeyman73 Senior Member

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    I typically don't go in on the not-so-rare-anymore Gibby bashing or 'they want how much!!!!' type threads....

    but, this?!?!? they want how much for a shit top like this?!?!

    https://wildwoodguitars.com/product...-figured-tom-murphy-painted-aged-7/?cat_id=32

    maybe my tastes are just not as refined as others here and folks actually like tops like this but, for me, no thanks!!
     
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  2. bulletproof

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

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    Honest to god,man....if I were able to play it and had that kind of money.yer damn right I would buy it. Damn shame its priced so far out of reach.
     
  3. journeyman73

    journeyman73 Senior Member

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    really? you dig that on a modern les paul (ie. like an actual vintage one that had a top like that i could kinda see....but a modern one)??

    maybe i stand corrected! lol
     
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  4. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    I like it but I can think of 9,400 reasons why I wouldn't buy it.

    :cheers2:
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Ehh,not so much the top that draws me...if I read it correctly,ole 'Murph is choosing the wood,like I said,brother, I would have to play it. But that much money,shewwww,man.
     
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    GT40 Senior Member

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    I wouldn't buy it, I don't like bursts on any guitar of any era no matter who painted and then damaged the finish.
    But then plenty of people don't like the paint job on my guitar so what do I know.
    I tend to think there is no right and wrong in matters of taste. There's stuff I like and stuff I don't, but I try to live and let live.
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    I love guitars as much as the next guy.. you could even call it an obsession..but I can pay that for any guitar.....(at this point in my life)...
     
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    MikeC Senior Member

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    is Tom Murphy a demigod?
     
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  9. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    I don't mind the top that much, BUT, that price is just silly.

    I could find two vintage 50s Jrs for that amount of money.
     
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    6000 anyway. I'd give them 3500 for it!
     
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    I don't like it. Like the run, but not that one.
     
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    asapmaz Senior Member

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    TM: "Ooh, here's a nice top. Hey put this one aside for the limited run, will yah?"
    Henry: "No, no, man. Here, take this one. Otherwise, we'll have to paint it gold."
    TM: "Ok Henry, you're the boss."
     
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    Once you figure in tax, a Bartlett replica is actually cheaper.
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I've seen worse..
     
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    No, not for me. Ridiculous price and don't care much for fake aging.
     
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    Those Murphs' may just end up being better than most CCs and most Rs at returning that $9400 to your pocket when it comes time to sell. Very limited numbers of these and past performance of Murphy painted Rs says you're likely to lose little or even turn a profit.

    How much were the original Murphy Rs and what do they sell for now? :hmm:

    No guarantees, but I'd place my money on a Murphy long before the Reeder Burst, Chicken Shack, Danger Burst or Bradoka Burst which are all priced the same or higher. :cool2:

    I really like 10. It sold within a couple days of listing. Those CCs are just hanging around waiting for big discounts before they sell. :facepalm:
     
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    Roshy Boy Senior Member

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    But it was hand picked and attached with Hide Glue.
     
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    Someone will buy it. I could maybe fool myself into thinking that top was ok from certain angles but sooner than not it would be driving me up the wall. Real nice paint job that run has though.
     
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    HIDE GLUE :naughty:... :420:... :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
     
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    Hide glue... made from the hooves of unicorns.

    unicorn glue.png
     

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