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    Help wanted evaluating a 2015 R0 - No COA 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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    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

    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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    Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Closet Classic Telecaster $2k Seems like a great price for a CS Journeyman. Only issue I can see are the smaller 6150 frets but otherwise seems relatively underpriced.
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    Need an opinion on a Kurosawa R0

    Apologies if this belongs in the ebay deals forum. Happy to move it there. I was toying with the idea of these two. I was originally looking for a Musicians Friend Spec R0 VOS. Bought one earlier for just under $3k unused so wasn't looking for the fancy spec but each of these looks pretty nice...
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    R0 Plaintop shopping wish list

    I sold a Musicians Friend special purchase Plain Top VOS 2011 several years ago and regret it so back looking for a replacement and find the landscape has changed. I remember 2012, 2013's had laminated fingerboards and were (controversially) somewhat less in demand. I see newer "True"...
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    2011 1960 Historic R0 Les Paul 8lbs 4oz

    2011 R0 (not G0). This was a custom spec for Musicians Friend. It's in mint condition. Only visible wear is on the pick guard. It's had very little play. I see no wear at all on the frets, scratches, buckle rash. I'm pretty careful handling my guitars and this one shows it. This one has some...
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    2011 Gibson Custom 1960 Les Paul Plaintop Reissue VOS Mint 8.39 lbs

    See Photo Album Below Special Edition of the 1960 R0 Historic. Has Live Bucker pickups vs the typical BurstBuckers on the R0. This one is also 8.39 lbs on my digital postal scale so nice and light. It also has an interesting plain top grain which to me is a really nice addition. Most plain...
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    Les Paul 1960 Reissue VOS Plaintop 2010 R0 bourbon - frequently re-listed

    Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul 1960 Reissue Vos Plaintop 2010 R0 | eBay Love the color. Always wanted one. This seller has listed this guitar and either sold or de-listed it several times in the last year. I know transactions fail sometimes but this seems to return like clockwork. Anyone attempt...
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    What happened to the finish quality on Gibson ES (Memphis)

    I recently checked out an ES-335 at GC. It was a figured top cherry. At first I thought it was a bad repaint but it was new. The finish on the headstock looked downright clumpy, as thought it had never been buffed and the paint just didn't sit flat. The rest didn't look terrific either. The...
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    Lucille vs 335

    I just bought a 335 after playing a Heritage 535 for a few years. A new-ish Lucille just went for sale on CL just a few hundred more than my 335. I understand the Lucille is Nashville made, ebony board, bound headstock, no f-holes etc. I'm puzzled by their relatively low resale. Nashville 335's...
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    What should the side of a headstock on a 2006 Historic LP look like ?

    I've got a just arrived 06 Les Paul R0 and unlike my 339, the headstock is black only on the verry top. The black doesn't wrap around to the sides. With the admittedly small sample of other Gibson headstock's I've seen, the black part has thickness (~1/16") and is mated directly to the mahogany...
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    2006 R0 vs later model

    I know. I need to play both but it's not an option in Seattle. I was trying to decide between a 2011 Plain Top R0, one of Musicians Friend's hand picked Cooper models (a 2011 VOS plain top with pickups like the ones WildWood specs on their LP's) and a 2006 R0 Figured VOS 9.1lbs. I know later...
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    R0 - Is this top hot or not ?

    I like the color. Not sure about the big dead spot. If the figured top demands extra dollars, this one is I guess partially figured. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but what do yo all think ?
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    Is 8.0 lbs too light ?

    I'm thinking of doing something crazy like buying a 2011 Les Paul R0 (or R9) with a figured top. The 2011's at least for now are the last of the solid board Les Pauls so perhaps no better but at least the end of an era . I play mostly jazz but always wanted a Les Paul and saw a gloss top R0 of...
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    What's the ideal R9 spec and where to buy ?

    I had started to look for R0 plain tops and found many for around $2400. I don't necessarily drool over the figured maple tops so I figured I'd save a little cash. But then I saw this which dropped my jaw a bit: The Gear Page I thought I'd do a bit more looking because I had no idea what...
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    What's in a Yamano Historic ?

    Saw a Yamano R9 on TGP. Seller wanted $4k for it. I understand they're choice picks of current Les Paul's but is it mostly about having a nice top ? Are there any other parts or construction differences ? The one I saw didn't have what looked like a typical figured top I've seen on other...
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    What does the $700 extra for the ES-335 Block Neck get you ?

    Besides the blocks (and different pickups which probably aren't more expensive). I know the '63 Block is a historic made in Nashville but they have a '60 Block Neck made. Gibson Memphis ES-335 Block Inlay (Antique Red) | I was trying to make sense of this item. 1963...
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    Are there such things as plain top Nashville ES-335's ?

    I saw a used one listed which looked to be a plain top by serial number (no A at the start) and look. It has Grovers, no block inlays etc. The seller says it's from Nashville not Memphis. Does it even mean anything assuming it were made in Nashville (I assume Nashville is on the Orange tag)...
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    Epiphone Elitist Fret Work - Are the frets glued ?

    I've got an Elitist DOT and am considering a plek job. The local shop charges $35 extra for Japanese/Korean guitars because he says the frets are often not glued. Anyone know if that's true of the Elitist line ? I know it's an obscure question. I suppose I can try just an action job but for...

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