Okay since my LS80 doesn't want to sell I have to put something else on the chopping block.
Enter my 2015 LSS195. From what I can tell this is basically higher specced than the present LSS256's, it has a 1p Honduras body, whereas the current 256s have two peice bodies. Everything else looks...
Selling my LS80, enormous cat not included.
It's a 1979 medium weight 8.8lb Tokai Les Paul Reborn. It's had a couple of headstock breaks, but is totally secure and stable if a bit.... charming.
Pickups are a Duncan Seth Lover in the neck and a 59B in the bridge wired out of phase for greeny...
Yeah it's an arched pressed birch plywood top (it is hollow, but not like a traditional hollowbody), with a birch ply veneer back. Pickups should be U1000 which are A8 7.5-8k Ohms. Good pickups. But that guitar is nowhere near EG1000 level.
There is no need to look inside to determine if it is...
The new ones are great guitars, and the old ones are too.
I've had and have, both. The new ones are nothing to be sniffed at, and I believe the biggest reason most people prefer the old ones is just the "vintage feel", "aged finish" and what not. Build quality is extremely comparable. If...
Last price drop $950 + Shipping.
Greco Super Real TL-800 $1250 + Shipping
This one is a mojo-machine, definitely not pristine. The Truss rod has been replaced, it was recently refretted with JUMBO Jescar wire, and the original neck-pickup was toast so it has a set of Mojotone Broadcaster Clone...
That's in the finish only... it's gonna be hard to prove that was due to poor packaging. The angle isn't even shown in the original photo. Probably something I would chalk to up age if I bought that. It's a pretty common place for a finish crack - never really effects anything.
1400 is a steal imo.
But take that plastic off the guard and start dinging it up (Naturally of course)... Those AVRI guitars were really meant to be played, and worn down like the originals. Thin finishes and great feeling instruments.
Where the tape has been removed from the neck pickup route is red and porous, and you can see a clear line between the dark mahogany and the white maple under the finish. Definitely mahogany. Basswood has no such pores or redness, it's more akin to alder or polar in its white consistency!
Huh, no that one absolutely DOES look like mahogany to me. Just a bit on the lighter coloured side.
Perhaps fiji or plantation grown.
A lot of mahogany now comes from plantations and it's a lot lighter in colour.