The 2011 LP Traditional (Standard?) Faded Mega-Thread

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Catthan, Jun 14, 2011.

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    joedonner2001 Senior Member

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    I think you're right. The lower left bit of the G appears to have worn off. Presumably that decal is usually oversprayed so it sits under the clear coat.
     
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    I expected it to go for somewhere between £1000 - £1200 tops. Surprised at the final selling price, for sure.

    I've seen a couple sell in that region, but only ones with really super nice flametops.
     
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    The final selling price is probably due to the ("quite expensive" according to the seller) upgrades and the re-finished top.

    Not exactly "Corsa" upgrades by the way:
    - the original "modern" wiring is still there (50's wiring on Larry's LCPGs,)
    - the cheap thin wire from toggle switch to jack & pots has not been replaced with vintage style braided wire.

    I won't argue about the replacement PUs, bridge, tailpiece, PU rings, plastics and pots (not "Corsa" upgrades but all similar quality upgrades,) but I'll point out that these Gibson Bumblebee caps are not "true" Bumblebee PIO caps (indeed they are Wesco 32 PL Polyprop. caps. - see here: http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/historic-gibson-faux-bumblebee-caps.118027/)

    For "true" Bumblebee PIO caps, get the Luxe brand ones, they are the real deal (and if the Bumblebee look is not important, the similar and much cheaper Russian K40Y-9 & K40P-2 PIO caps are awesome.)
     

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