I wasn't talking about "now" either, and I certainly never used the word "difficult..." :thumb:
I was specifically referring to the psychology of selling a guitar with the specific circumstances surrounding that guitar.
The most active and aggressive buyers are at the very beginning of a...
Prediction? You utterly and completely misunderstood my comment.
Why do you think I used the word "it?" I was specifically talking about the marketing and potential sale of THIS guitar.
I wasn't talking about vintage guitars-in-general.
They are considerably thicker all across, but even more-so in the middle.
I've replaced may Historic sets, but to really do it correctly would be incredibly time consuming.
It's one of those R series reissue details that keeps getting overlooked.
Neither HM or Gibson does it right. The new material is comically thick...doesn't look accurate at all.
The original 50's slots for inlays were radiused with the board. The new Gibson slots are flat.
None of them will look right until they address this.
Also, The last time vintage guitars took a hit, Juniors and Specials REALLY took a hit.
As a long time vintage dealer who has seen it all, right now is a perilous time to make smart suggestions to buyers.
I am a trained graphic designer, and I am very verbose in all things "color relevant." This is not a "monitor" or "mechanics" issue....It's very common for refinish guys get the yellow wrong. I've seen them in person and seen photos of them.
I am very familiar with Uncle Lou and HM's...
You don't have to "play around" with the contrast and saturation on real Burst photos to get "the color."
I have been photographing guitars for 30+ years, and I do take into account the lighting. (Also, the contrast is jacked up way too high on the original Frehley Burst in that photo. It's...
I look at it like this...
If you are a head of a corporation...and you do things like, testify/represent/petition before congress on behalf of your business or industry, YOU ARE AN UNELECTED POLITICIAN.
I know my comments may seem to the contrary, but I'm a capitalist to the core...period. Powerful and wealthy politicians are the problem, not the wealthy citizen.
I would much prefer to have an empire along the lines of Walter White....I just need to find my Gus Fring. :laugh2:
Agreed. If it was the first "approved" Les Paul model, why did Les sign off on one that had binding (Les didn't like binding) and had the WRONG neck angle?
They would have been much better served by saying it was Les' favorite Les Paul.....the one he used.