Should I sell my Late '69 LPC?

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  1. ConquistadorBlue

    ConquistadorBlue Junior Member

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    Greetings, all

    So, a few years ago I happened upon a late '69 Les Paul Custom (8XX serial number, pancake body, 3 piece neck) at a fairly good price. I purchased it, and had a highly respected luthier set it up and perform some work on it. In the process I had him confirm that the guitar was solid, issue free and with no history of breaks, etc. I received the guitar and it sounds and plays like a dream.

    This notwithstanding, due to some financial considerations, I'm contemplating selling the guitar. To be clear, I don't need to sell - but, the capital can be helpful.

    Would I be crazy to do so? I have concerns that if I ever want to get another '69, i'll need to spend (much) more...

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Hu...hum...

    The answer is in your question.
    Got it at a fairly good price.
    Solid, issue free, etc.
    Sounds and plays like a dream.
    You don't NEED to sell.

    Would you be crazy to sell it?

    Yes.
     
  3. RustyNuts

    RustyNuts Premium Member

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    Everything he said up there....^^^

    Yes.
     
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  4. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Yes, you should sell it to me, for $175. I'll pay the shipping. :D

    In all seriousness, BM hit the target. Don't sell it. You'll regret it.
     
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  5. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    I pretty much agree with Bobby Mah...

    If it was me, I wouldn't...only in a dire economic situation would I consider selling it.
     
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  6. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    If you love this guitar don't sell it. I sold a Loved 60s Melody Maker and regret it. If you really need the money valuable guitars sell fast. I wouldn't.
     
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  7. indeedido

    indeedido Senior Member

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    Don't sell it until you HAVE to sell it. It money is just tight, hang on to it. If you are falling behind, sell it.
     
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  8. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    No pics, no guitar. :D

    :photos::photos::photos:
     
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  9. Progrocker111

    Progrocker111 Senior Member

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    Dont sell her, 69s - even very late versions with pancake bodies are hard to find in good condition.
     
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  10. gball

    gball Senior Member

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    Don't sell it. I did something similar with a very special '77 Custom and I regret it deeply. I found another Custom to love (a '79) but I still wish I had never let that one go.
     
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  11. Caretaker

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    If you need the cash to help your family, sell it. Family is so much more important.
    If it's no
     
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  12. Caretaker

    Caretaker Senior Member

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    If it's not family related, keep it.

    Sorry. My phone freaked out.
     
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  13. ConquistadorBlue

    ConquistadorBlue Junior Member

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    Thanks again everyone! I'll do my best to keep a hold of it as long as possible - I've been through a number of LPs and it really is a very special guitar.

    Thanks again!
     
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  14. DarrellV

    DarrellV Make the Switch for the Better! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Hey Prog, I was wondering if they might still have PAF's in them at this point, making it even harder to replace...

    Prolly not, but still, they gotta sound nice whatever they are.. Definite keep!
     
  15. Progrocker111

    Progrocker111 Senior Member

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    I seriously doubt they can have PAFs, it seems to me as a false myth. Last PAFs documented were in 65 ES355s with gold covers (some delay because they were less used). 68/69 Customs have early T-Tops which are still the same since 65/66, often not in low 7.5k range, but sometimes even 8.2k. Great pickups btw., my favourite. :)
     
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    DarrellV Make the Switch for the Better! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    ^^^ Thank you!
     
  17. LPPILOT

    LPPILOT Senior Member

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    sell your wife . keep the guitar . Don't be foolish . Women are a dime a dozen
     
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  18. Stinky Kitty

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    +1 to everything!

    In the late 90s, I traded my first real electric guitar, acquired in 1973 for $350. (Long story involving second ex.) Regretted it ever since. Finally, after decades of anguish, two near misses (guitars very close but not exactly what I was itching for,) and a little over three times the cash, I now have the exact model I have been pining for.. and it is in even better condition than the one I let go.

    Keep It!
     
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  20. TheHarleyMan2

    TheHarleyMan2 Senior Member

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    You can always get your ex-girlfriends and wives back when you get rid of them, or them you, but you may never get the guitar back once you part with it if later on you regret selling it! Just think, in another 50 years after it was made, it might bring it 6 figures in value! :fingersx::fingersx::fingersx::fingersx:
     

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