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    Murphy Lab Pricing

    Don't get me wrong, I love Gibson and Tom Murphy does amazing work, but this is actually the first time I'm learning that Murphy Lab guitars aren't actually aged by Murphy himself. For the price, I actually was under the assumption that he was putting more individual attention into these...
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    Murphy Lab Pricing

    I was thinking the same thing. They’re nice and flashy I’ll give them that but also very cookie cutter “grill mark” type of straight flames that I find boring. Not enough wiggle and character IMO.
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    Murphy Lab Pricing

    Interesting. I humbly retract the statement about the MSRP going up. I guess I just got a couple of killer deals in early 2018. I feel like mid-2018 (especially when a lot more Brazilians were hitting the market), was when the surge in demand started exploding and I perceived the prices getting...
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    Murphy Lab Pricing

    I assume you know more than I do about the back end of this, but I specifically remember buying my first brand new R9 in early 2018 (granted from a non-official Gibson dealer) for $4800, which was a great deal, but as soon as the 60th Anniversaries started showing up, you started seeing the...
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    Murphy Lab Pricing

    I've been really curious about these new Murphy Lab R9s, but I just saw a couple of new ones pop up on Reverb, and they're listed for $10,500. Holy crap. Back in 2019-2020 your run of the mill R9 had an MSRP of $6499, which was already a significant increase from 2018. Have Murphy-aged R9s...
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    NGD 1960 V1 60th Anniversary Les Paul

    Why would you even post this on someone's NGD thread?
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    NGD 1960 V1 60th Anniversary Les Paul

    8.5 pounds is "heavy" these days? :facepalm:
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    Buckle rash aged Les Paul decrease value

    I'm usually pro-buyer in most of these situations, but this seems fishy to me. It depends on how you advertised the guitar. If you listed it as mint, as a buyer I would expect it to be mint, and anything like buckle rash should be disclosed. However if you listed it as excellent or very good...
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    NGD! - 2020 ES-335 ‘59 VOS Reissue

    Just curious, did you happen to get this from Eddie's?
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    NGD! Here's why your NGD "steal" .... wasn't.

    The fact that 36 seized guitars has made such big news all over the country tells me that this doesn’t happen very often. Not saying shipments don’t get through, obviously they do, but it does not make it “highly likely” that anyone here is going to get duped by a fake anytime soon. In the grand...
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    TR Crandall Guitars: WTF?!

    I always ask dealers to send me a quick down-n-dirty iPhone pic of the guitar because 99% of the time you'll get a way more accurate representation of the color. Dealers always bump up the color in their glamor shots, and guitars always look more red in pictures than they do in person, in my...
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    One of the most beautiful goldtops I´ve seen.

    Now that is even sexier if you ask me. Is that a real 57?
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    Brazilian documentation??

    I'd like to eventually see a listing of the 2017-2018 (and even a handful of 2019) serial numbers that got Brazilian so we can add it to that older list of 2001-2003s. I had three of them myself from 2018 and owned one of the 2019s at one point, but now only have two of the 2018s, plus my 2003...
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    Now these are light ...

    That is gorgeous. Love the zebras too.
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    Slash fans.....Holy Schnikies !!

    He even says in the letter it was just a backup that saw some action "from time to time" - that could mean he played it 3 times. Doesn't mean the guitar is any good, actually. It might be cool to have that letter from Slash with his signature, and maybe, just maybe I could see charging $20K for...


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