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  1. BrazenPicker

    info on Navigator 280 models

    Glad it went to you Dean. Always helps to sell a guitar to someone who's really keen on it, instead of someone who shows more interest in getting the absolute lowest price than the guitar itself.
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    Which ones are close?

    For me my 1981 Greco EGF1200 gets closest, but I think it's down to the individual guitar. Love my two LS-80s too. I used to be bothered by the veneer thing, but the guitar just speaks for itself.
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    The Official Centre Fold Spread~Oh~licious Drool~Oh~rama Photo Thread

    What's Tamo? I always took everything to be sen ash, but never really gave it much thought. Edit: just looked it up. One learns something every day. Some of that stuff looks amazing if you do a google image search.
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    The Official Centre Fold Spread~Oh~licious Drool~Oh~rama Photo Thread

    Nothing unusual about the neck other than the perspective? Or you mean that reflection of the lower bout on the neck? I quite like the 1970s natural look, although it helps to have a nicely grained swamp ash body. I'm always torn with these old guitars to refin them, but then it seems like a...
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    The Official Centre Fold Spread~Oh~licious Drool~Oh~rama Photo Thread

    Not sure if it's droolworthy, just a really great guitar that's seen off quite some competition. The latter two pics are just to show how thin the (poly) finish is (PS: it seems the pics are coming out quite compressed, so might be better to look directly in the picasaweb album). Makes you...
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    The Official Centre Fold Spread~Oh~licious Drool~Oh~rama Photo Thread

    Yikes, didn't even know that can happen by itself. Get better soon.
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    The Official Centre Fold Spread~Oh~licious Drool~Oh~rama Photo Thread

    I'l post some pics of that pancake. I bought it because it looks like a 1-piece sen ash model (so I thought it was the top end nitro model), and then it turned out it was a pancake right down the middle. My first reaction was "oh, great! I've been had", but as Harold pointed out, Les Pauls are...
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    The Official Centre Fold Spread~Oh~licious Drool~Oh~rama Photo Thread

    I've had 4 Espartos and 1 Telespo, only the latter of which had nitro. That said, every single one of them were great guitars, and one is perhaps my all-time favorite guitar in all its pancake-bodied poly-finished glory. Compared to Tokai ST-80 (can't speak of ST-60), I like the medium to...
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    Is your 'Other Single-Cut' your best sounding guitar-by far?

    I sold a Gibson (JB Oxblood) last year when I needed a big purge before an international move, and it's one of the few guitars I regret selling. I should have known better because the two owners before that were posting on TGP they regretted selling it themselves! It was a pretty nice guitar...
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    Navigator information needed

    Interesting to see the price of 3,780 Kronor -- not adjusted for inflation that's about 400 Euros. That was "real money" in those days, although probably only 60% of what a Fender or Gibson cost in Europe back then, or at least in my neck of the woods (small town in Belgium).
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    NGD: 1981 Tokai LS150!

    220k at the currrent exchange rate, and without the usual extras we pay, is a steal for what you get.
  12. BrazenPicker

    FS (Europe): Fender Telecaster 1968 original vintage

    Again nothing. Damnit! :mad:
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    NGD - Vaschenko LV

    I'm itching for something by him too. Seems top notch stuff, and a great selection of woods too.
  14. BrazenPicker

    St 54-150AS Body

    Out of curiosity, how much were they asking for the neck + body? To me it seems counterproductive to part a high-end guitar like that out, also for future resale. So someone took a top of the line limited edition guitar, kept the pickguard and tuners, and sold the rest? :confused:
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    FS: 1952 Gibson Les Paul w/ Bigsby, No breaks, 8.75 lbs!

    It obviously wasn't the original finish, as stated clearly by the seller, so no need to open that can of wurms. The only "blasphemy" would be the neck reset, but this guitar is already far from original with the refin and Bigsby. If this were my guitar I'd get this converted/restored to...
  16. BrazenPicker

    Relic replica thing.

    Wow, that goldtop is much better than the original, for sure. Over time I've also softened on the relicing thing, from first thinking it was for posers to seeing some of the benefits. I don't like a high-gloss finish on a LP, and it also makes it less of a big deal if you put a ding in your...
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    54 gold top authentic?

    ^^ why don't you call the seller, or are you just stopping by for some drive-by shooting? I stand by every word I've said on this thread on how it went down, including that I didn't know about this thread until hours after speaking to the seller because a friend emailed me the link to asiaxpats...
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    54 gold top authentic?

    No idea who got it. Yeah, it's a shame, but what can you do. When I googled the seller, his story / profile seemed to check out and I didn't get a wrong vibe in my communications with him either. I don't know the name of the place but it was a music store in North Point. I wouldn't even be...
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    54 gold top authentic?

    Ha, the deal fell through at the last minute. The seller called me last night saying the consignment shop where it was on display sold it for 38,000 HKD against his explicit instructions after we made an agreement, so when he got to the shop to pick it up it was gone. I'm inclined to believe...
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    54 gold top authentic?

    Who's backdooring who? The seller was very open with me that he was taking offers till sunday night but absolutely needed to sell it this weekend to pay his kid's school fees tomorrow. Even after I made him my offer he said he was expecting another guy to come and look at it, and we didn't...

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