I thought this forum was exactly the place to discuss the value of these guitars (however we can do without the misinformation).
The qualified buyers of this guitar won't have their budgets impacted on this item based upon our discussions, as long as misinformation such as non original...
I am an admirer of the 0900 series too. Lots of plain tops with minimal flame, but they do keep their red better than many other ranges. I have an 04XX with a lower serial number and these plain tops are gorgeous!
link no longer working. I am no fan of Epiphany les pals but recently picked up a gorgeous, used ice-team Les paul and looks great and plays and sounds great. I was blown away by it and it's low cost. I'm a believer now!
Here's a gem, offered locally in my area, on craigslist.... Yikes!
Seller claimed "crack on front, but seems cosmetic only." Check out the pictures.
Great videos! I have a 9-04xx that looks exactly like what Phil is playing. Of the 13 9-04xx that have been submitted to burstserial.com many of them have little or moderate flame and have kept their colors quite well over time!
I have to check craigslist at least once a day, but it's so rare to see anything on there of good value. Yet when I sell on there I try to come up with a realistic price unlike many of my craigslist competition.
I did not write this listing but it's so true...
I have no idea what he is trying to say, but looking at his pictures, interests, and articulation, I'd be afraid to meet him at his place.
My biggest concern is that he would chop me into little pieces and display my head on his amp.
A great luthier is Chris Mirabella. I live on Long Island and was referred to Chris by a client of his who drives about 100 miles to have Chris work on his vintage Les Pauls. Yes, Chris is that special.
Chris has worked on about 15 of my guitars and is amazing! 631-842-3819...
The floyd system works so well with this guitar. I don't use the floyd much so you don't even realize it's there until you want to make a statement during a guitar solo.
I also have a floyd on a strat with HH pickups and that thing rocks too!
great photos, thanks for sharing. I have a lot of less pauls, vintage and new. The Axcess is just an amazing gutar in sound, feel, balance, and weight. It feels and plays better than most of my other guitars.
Did you put on the pickguard?
I've never seen one with a pickguard before. I had...
thanks for the heads-up. It's a gorgeous guitar with a really cool looking bigsby. The price seems very good considering it's a dealer. I gave a best offer but they are sticking pretty close to the asking price.
The problem is I have too many guitars, otherwise I'd jump all over it. Thanks...
Maybe I got on his nerves, but he never, ever, called me back. (I probably left about 5-10 messages over the course of a few weeks. I posted on another site about this and learned thawt others experienced the same thing from him.
So if you expect to have professional and timely communications...
Ok, I meant no harm.... I was just wondering that as I get older, and my shoulder and spine get worse, I wonder if I will hit a point, where every pound on a guitar may make a difference.
Perhaps I should have stated that in the question - it was not meant to upset you or question your reasoning.
I want to ask the op a question and please realize, I am not belittling you and I realize that people buy items for their own reasons, not for my reasons or anyone elses, and I feel that you are 100% right in what you did in this matter.. but I am curious about one thing...
As I get older (I'm...