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  1. the passenger

    EU sellers' thread

    FS: 1991-92 Gibson Les Paul 1956 Pre-Historic Reissue - 100% Mint condition - looks like a brand-new guitar despite being almost 30-years-old - 13791xx pots - Incredible top carve - Beautifully rounded neck profile (between 50s and 60s) - Dark chocolate colored East Indian rosewood fretboard -...
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    The MIJ Classifieds: please read the rules before posting...

    FS: 1959 Burst Replica with Bartlett top The real deal! Specs: - made by master builder - real old-growth Honduran mahogany back (extremely tight and dense growth-rings) - old-growth Honduran mahogany neck with 59-profle (the body and back are from the same old-growth mahogany blank) -...
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    NGD: lightweight 69 GT

    Pancakes were introduced by the end of '69. The latest '69 Deluxes have 3-piece necks, pancake bodies and medium-long tenon, then by the very latest months of the year a small neck volute appeared that became more prominent by 1970. The tenon also shortened to the medium style. The closed "B"...
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    NGD: lightweight 69 GT

    All original late-69 Goldtop with a nice weight of 3,9 kg / 8.6 lbs. This is the lightest of the '68 - '70 Goldtops I've had or seen. All of mine and friends' were at 9.2 lbs on average. This one is in totally collector's condition with still playable original frets, nylon bridge saddles...
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    Are '50s Les Pauls really much more resonant than later ones?

    Just one example from the countless similar descriptions about a '50s Les Paul: "...has more natural resonance than any humbucker-equipped Les Paul I’ve played (...) Beneath the chimey, crisp treble, there’s a hollow woodiness that could fool you into thinking it’s a chambered body – if it...
  6. the passenger

    UK sellers thread

    Forget about the UK Ebay if you're from Europe. British sellers won't do business with you, it's the only country on Ebay that refuses to do business with its neighbors. You will realise that every single listing description ends with a "UK only" footnote. I honestly don't know the reason. I've...
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    Updated information on CITES and shipping/buying Rosewood guitars

    A practical question: if one ships a very dark RW boarded guitar as ebony (stating on the shipping label), will the customs bother to check it with some special botanical equipment if it's really ebony or will they automatically let it pass through? I might have to test the waters pretty soon...
  8. the passenger

    Old Wood Question

    So many scientists on a guitar forum! It will be interesting to read threads like this in 50 years time, when science will finally catch up to what experienced musicians already know by their ears and brain (which is still pretty much undiscovered land in science). Disproving common sense...
  9. the passenger

    Help needed: lacquer crack?

    Thank you guys for your help and for the detailed tutorial! Maybe the checking in the nitro was caused because the guitar was shipped to me from a mediterranean country to the cold local winter.
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    Help needed: lacquer crack?

    I purchased this LP Standard recently and just noticed that it has an odd scratch/crack in the back of the headstock. It definitely doesn't look like a headstock crack to me, but I'm not a luthier. It's very hard to notice in normal conditions, it's only visible from certain angles. Under...
  11. the passenger

    Old Wood Question

    There are 4 main tonal qualities of the best LPs: good sustain, clear & percussive low-end, meaty & blooming high notes, loud acoustic voice. Even with Historics you almost never get this 4 qualities at the same time. You can have a Historic with fantastic sustain and note bloom but with a...
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    My R7 just dosent have "it"

    There is worldwide misrepresenting of the so-called Livebuckers. Almost every store describes them as overwound Custom Buckers with the same Alnico 3 magnets. This is not true. I asked Gibson and they confirmed that the Livebuckers are made with Alnico 5's. So Livebuckers have not much...
  13. the passenger

    EU sellers' thread

    FS: 2014 Gibson Les Paul 1958 Historic Reissue Flametop All original, close to being in mint condition. The most authentic looking Custom Shop LP that I've ever had, simply amazing. Looks better than most R9 models in my opinion. Incredibly resonant guitar, weighs 3,9 kg / 8.5 lbs. It has a...
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    '14 R8 rediscovering

    I sold this sweet Faded Tobacco R8 with figured top last year locally and it has just found its way back to me through a trade. Recently, I let go my '68 Goldtop to a great friend and I traded back this baby in partial exchange. In the previous 2 weeks I've been rediscovering its qualities and...
  15. the passenger

    UK sellers thread

    FOR SALE: 2015 Gibson Les Paul Standard Brand-new condition with all original paperwork, hardcase and accessories. It has an incredible AAA flametop with a beautiful Amber finish - looks like the famous "Greeny". Has a 1-piece mahogany back (non-chambered!), a mahogany 60's neck, an...
  16. the passenger

    EU sellers' thread

    FOR SALE: 2015 Gibson Les Paul Standard Brand-new condition with all original paperwork, hardcase and accessories. It has an incredible AAA flametop with a beautiful Amber finish - looks like the famous "Greeny". Has a 1-piece mahogany back (non-chambered!), a mahogany 60's neck, an...
  17. the passenger

    EU sellers' thread

    FS: 2014/15 Gibson Les Paul Historic 1958 Reissue Custom Shop "R8" Flame Top This is practically brand-new R8 that I purchased last year, it has a late 2014 serial. It's a Figured top 1958 Reissue model with a very nice neck profile (not baseball bat) - this is virtually indistinguishable...
  18. the passenger

    Comparing the cranked tone of some legendary Marshalls

    I took 3 famous Marshall amps to my rehearsal room and made a quick recording sample of each one through the same cab. The first one is an all-original ’78 JMP MK2 2204 master volume head aka early JCM 800 retolexed in factory red in a small box. It’s a UK edition with stock EL34 tubes...
  19. the passenger

    EU sellers' thread

    Heritage Roy Clark Signature - made in Kalamazoo USA Old Gibson factory This is a very rare and spectacular guitar. Made in 2003 so it's already a 13-year old instrument. Has an absolutely great condition: no damages, buckle rash or dents anywhere. Original Heritage hardcase included! Specs...
  20. the passenger

    3 Historics...3 duds

    The new ones are certainly bright and airy like the originals, but I miss the deep and thick side. Brightness is great no doubt about that. But the originals has such a robust, rough power behind that bright quality, that really differentiates them from the new Historics. What the new ones have...




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