Bought this 78/79 les paul custom. I opened the back expecting to see some dated pots but these are just labeled “gibson”. Are these replacements?
Also it has grover tuners that look very factory but they might have had some holes filled at some point.
i have searched this board and other...
I have been selling off most of my less expensive guitars to free up some room and money. I want to buy a nice LP. I looked at the 58/59 reissues and there are so many fakes that I think I would feel more comfortable buying a brand new LP. There is a black LPC at zzsounds for $3,999. AMS seems...
Hibid is a legit site however the auctioneers and other people that list things there could be ignorant / crooks /etc. Hopefully the site and/or auctioneer will at least inform the bidder of the issues.
Now i wonder how much other stuff is fake.
From this auction https://allpropertyauctions.hibid.com/catalog/163513/hoffman-guitar-auction/?
I was thinking about one of those...
Went back by tonight to have a look at the guitar one more time and took a pic of the headstock. Not marked a classic and i didnt even try to negotiate it.
Keeping my eye on some of the blemished guitars at online retailers for now.
Thanks to everyone for the education on this one. I am passing ... too many red flags. I always thought that if the serial number was 8 space #### it was an r8? The seller is not claiming it is that was just my assumption.
On vacation and have been digging around in some pawn shops. Found this r8 (8 0435 serial). Owner says its a 1993 but i think it is a 2000. I am in the market for an r8 but he is asking $2999 for this one which seems a litte high. Has case but no papers.
Is this a figured top? I know that...