Would You Pay $7,999.00 for a Gibson True Historic Les Paul Aged 1959 Vintage Cherry Sunburst?

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  1. HearHear

    HearHear Senior Member

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    One of the big dealers has a fine looking '59 true historic for sale, and I have serious GAS for one. Is it worth $7,999.00? I can't justify it no matter how hard I try. Yes it's a '59, true historic, lovely finish, but for that money I could buy two top of the line Les Paul's with much prettier finishes and good feel.

    Would you spend that on a TH '59? I really want one, but I don't. I can't decide. I'm going crazy.

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  2. Seven

    Seven Silver Supporter

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    Nope
     
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    Nope
     
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  4. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Nope.


    Price no issue... you lost me as "cherry sunburst".
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Funny thing... if someone wants to reply "yes", they'll just click your link, and buy the guitar.

    Any other reply to this thread must be "no". Or a lie.
     
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    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Nope. But I really like it. But wouldn't pay 4999 for it just based on my buying principles alone
     
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  7. Wizard of Ozz

    Wizard of Ozz Senior Member

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    Nope. Get a 2017 Standard Custom LP (aka 2017 R9) with the same specs and save $2000.
     
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    That's There's a bit of coin, personally not worth it to "ME". #what wizard of ozz said!
    Take a deep breath and Ask yourself Is the extra carve , molecularity matched plastic parts, and titebond glue holding the top on worth an extra 3 or 4 Thousand usd for "YOU"?? If you can you be happy with regular plastic and a single carve then you should really consider 2016 or earlier historics/reissues
     
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    d1m1 Senior Member

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    no. i would buy a replica or a makeover for this money.
     
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    Mockbel Senior Member

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    No.. even if I was at top of my income "category"... I would probably say yes if I am a single millionaire!
     
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    I'd say yes. If it feels great, why not rock this one instead of two others.

    Vintage Cherry and light ageing is hard to come buy aside from M2M at this point.
     
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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    Hell yeah I'd buy it, but I'm filthy rich. :laugh2:


    (not any more, after buying a $23K Harley)

    I don't care for the way it looks, but, to each his own. :thumb:
     
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    For that money, you get to be very picky, so no. The figure in the top drops out too much on the upper bout between the pickups.
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    mudface Senior Member

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    You should be able to get a better price, I would not pay what they're asking. Nice guitar, but there is nicer for less. So I guess my answer is nope.
     
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    For that money you could get a luthier to build a proper burst clone that is accurate to a 59 (including braz) and put in vintage wire pickups too.
     
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    As long as I am spending your money, I say YES. If I am spending mine, Hell No.

    It is a 2015 TH Aged so New Old Stock. $5500 might be a good offer for it?
     
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    I don't care how the flame looks in those pictures. Unless it's going to be on a stand and you are just going to stare at the freaking thing it all day. I wanna see the flame pops in the playing position, strapped on. That's the money shot. Personally I like it. But that's because I don't really care for lemon or dark burst. I would try to get a deal though. Btw, I rather have that guitar than two USA whatever's.
     
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    This right here says it all. Buy a nice used piece. Send it for a makeover. You'll pay a little less and get a much better guitar back. Especially if you're into historical accuracy. Either way the guitar will be better and customized exactly the way you want it.
     
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