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    Help wanted evaluating a 2015 R0 - No COA

    It was a nice top. Appears to have sold.
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    Help wanted evaluating a 2015 R0 - No COA

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254491951283?ul_noapp=true Looks at least in decent condition with a nice looking top. Not sure what the process (or possibility) of getting a replacement COA. I assume it can't happen. A few more bumps and bruises than I'd like. How much in general does the lack of...
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    SOLD. 2014 Gibson Les Paul ‘58 Reissue R8 VOS Bourbon Burst.

    Nice looking. Don't suppose it's one of those with an 1960 neck measurements ? Don't laugh, I didn't think there was such a thing but just saw one on Reverb. Looking for a slim neck but this does look nice.
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    2010 Gibson R0 Minty (Local Sale S.C)

    Love the Musicians Friends Private Stock models. Had one a few years back I regret selling.
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    Tokai Love Rock - HON, LS-196 or early 80's vintage ?

    I found one interesting detail. Apparently the CITES export limitation will expire in November so after that it should be easier for the store to ship it directly without all the extra cost.
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    Tokai Love Rock - HON, LS-196 or early 80's vintage ?

    I've got to look and see if any of these buy Japan services can purchase from stores. Most look oriented towards specific sites like Amazon, Yahoo Auctions, Rakuten. For some reason, the best deals like the barely used models aren't listed.
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    Tokai Love Rock - HON, LS-196 or early 80's vintage ?

    @MCT were the cost estimates accurate ? Wondering if a guitar box somehow takes it well above their estimated cost due to size ? Any idea if they can purchase stuff from digitmart.net or right from the music store slite like kurosawagakki.com ? For some reason, their used guitars aren't on yahoo.
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    Tokai Love Rock - HON, LS-196 or early 80's vintage ?

    Thanks, that looks promising. I guess you don't have quite the same ease of return should you need it but after Meestursparkle retired, I didn't know where to go. Glad there's an option.
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    Tokai Love Rock - HON, LS-196 or early 80's vintage ?

    @Moreless The Les Paul's around $2k I've found that are closest to what I was looking for were the Classic's and were often near 10lbs. Maybe I should just keep my eyes out for a well priced historic. I'd had a Musicians Friend version with Zebra's a few years back and foolishly sold it.
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    Tokai Love Rock - HON, LS-196 or early 80's vintage ?

    Yeah, it may be priced too high. I found a promising looking LS196 used but due to CITES rosewood export restrictions, many shops won't ship. LS-196 Used Anyone know a good middleman shipping service ? I've seen this exact guitar on eBay LS-196 but marked up quite a bit.
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    Tokai Love Rock - HON, LS-196 or early 80's vintage ?

    I'm just starting to learn about Tokai's so bear with me. I've seen a few LS-196 models for sale used around $1500. It seems like a good spec. Says it has jumbo frets which I'd prefer to vintage Les Paul sized. How do the new ones compare to the late 70's early 80's models, say an LS80 like...
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    Need opinion on a 2010 Les Paul 50th Anniversary

    No argument there. It'll be interesting to see what the new Gibson management has in store. Sounds like used pricing will be a wildcard.
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    Need opinion on a 2010 Les Paul 50th Anniversary

    I looked and Reverb had sold a 50th Anniversary previously for 2850 although I wasn't as excited about it's top. The seller's description is a bit vague ("other than a few marks"). I did find a few details on Gibson's site but it was mostly micro-details of knobs, neck joint transition...
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    Need opinion on a 2010 Les Paul 50th Anniversary

    Need help evaluating this one. I like the burst part and it's not priced tons higher than your typical R0 (I'm regretting selling my plaintop R0). But there are so many special releases of Les Paul's I get lost quickly. Not sure what a Gold COA means. I'm told the 2014's and later had some...
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    R0 Plaintop shopping wish list

    Actually found two in Reverb.com This one is one digit off my old one. Now that I see the gorgeous Sunset finish above I'm not sure I can go back to Orange. Besides the one below is $800 higher than I sold mine. https://reverb.com/item/10278836-1960-les-paul-reissue-2011-orange-fade This one's...


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