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    78/79 with grover and “gibson” pots - factory?

    Thank you. Any way to date these pots? I havent pulled the pickups yet so i dont know if they have been replaced.
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    78/79 with grover and “gibson” pots - factory?

    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...
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    Dealers that will price match or beat prices

    Thanks for the info. Always learning something here.
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    Dealers that will price match or beat prices

    Ah ... no wonder. Thanks for that. I was not aware.
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    Dealers that will price match or beat prices

    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...
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    Diagonal stripe inlay on les paul custom?

    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.
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    Diagonal stripe inlay on les paul custom?

    One of the "telecasters" has a genuine replacement neck. Auction overall seems a bit fishy.
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    Diagonal stripe inlay on les paul custom?

    Thanks guys. https://allpropertyauctions.hibid.com/lot/50223740/gibson-les-paul-custom-marked-made-in-u-s-a--s-n 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...
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    Diagonal stripe inlay on les paul custom?

    Supposed to be a 95 les paul custom. I have never seen the diagonal striped inlay. Is that factory?
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    R8 in a pawnshop - figured top?

    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.
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    R8 in a pawnshop - figured top?

    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.
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    R8 in a pawnshop - figured top?

    Thanks everyone for the thoughts. I was going to throw $1700 out there and see where he comes back. Needs some action work as wellz
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    R8 in a pawnshop - figured top?

    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...
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    Did gibson make a cow pattern guitar in 1988

    So whats the cant lose price on this. I think they are looking for 500-600. I think thats too much.
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    Did gibson make a cow pattern guitar in 1988

    Here is the back ... i didnt take a pic of the front


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