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    Rick Nielsen Buys Geddy Lee's 59

    You should reference the rest of the article from where this came AND read Section 179 of the tax code. "Used business equipment now qualifies, so long as it is “new to you” and is used more than 50 percent of the time for business purposes." Rick can lie and says he's using it 50% of the...
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    Rick Nielsen Buys Geddy Lee's 59

    I don't think you can take away the buyer's premium. The "all-in" amount is what the value is. i.e., what a buyer is willing to pay.
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    Rick Nielsen Buys Geddy Lee's 59

    I believe it is 15% for guitars. $215k plus 15% = $247,250. Still, alot, but any intelligent person would have that math in their head when bidding. ie. Rick knew he was paying close to 250k when he bid.
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    Rick Nielsen Buys Geddy Lee's 59

    $247,250
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    PAF Question

    I had a guitar with early no-sticker pups. Same experience. Almost like playing a tele with hyper-dynamic pickups. In a way, very difficult to play. I think they measured around 7.1k each.
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    Please check these late PAFs, if they are unaltered

    Solder has definitely been touched. And that finish doesn't look original.
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    "Sandy" at Guitar Shop Taiwan

    EXACTLY my point. I'm sure Mason doesn't care. So why spend time in a vintage guitar forum questioning the spending habits or "ear" of someone else. OH - and my burst DOES make me sound better. Just ask my bass player. ;)
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    "Sandy" at Guitar Shop Taiwan

    Tell us about that $25k motorcycle you have posted in your avatar. Does it get to the store faster? Do you drive better than when on a low-end Honda? Or does it not matter, because it's your money, and YOU like it?
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    BEWARE OF PETES GEAR

    The guitar was already sold.
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    1959 Burst Serial No. 9 3183?

    I know what it's not. It IS but one of several guitars stamped 3183 that I've seen. One has an open seem on the top.
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    1959 Burst Serial No. 9 3183?

    I read that Clive did the last restamp. But the last picture I saw was a REALLY wrong font. Presumably that was the Dick Knight stamp.
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    1952 Gibson LP Gold Top - To Restore or To Convert?

    I assuming you're advertising it for sale?
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    So did one of you guys buy this '59?

    https://www.elderly.com/collections/all/products/gibson-les-paul-1959
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    BEWARE OF PETES GEAR

    Speaking from experience, there is likely no good outcome here. It sucks. Either learn to love the guitar, or get it out of your life if it's gonna keep you awake at night. I assure you, you will be a smarter buyer the next time. (Best to be skeptical EVERY step of the way.)
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    1959 Burst Serial No. 9 3183?

    If you're psychic, answer this: Do they just collect pictures? Or simply link to the results of a basic google search? Will the next response be a cryptic smart-ass reply? Or actually be helpful?




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