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  1. eric ernest

    An Amazing Find! 1960 Gibson Les Paul Burst!

    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...
  2. eric ernest

    An Amazing Find! 1960 Gibson Les Paul Burst!

    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.
  3. eric ernest

    Inlays: HM vs. Gibson Custom

    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.
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    Inlays: HM vs. Gibson Custom

    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.
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    How do the new True Historic parts and plastics compare to reproductions from other companies?

    Where did you pull this information? I've been saying for years the nut material is not Nylon 6/6.
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    Murphy Lab Chicken Pox

    It's my understanding Gibson heated the lacquer in the 50's so they could slam it on thick. 3 coats.
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    My first stab at going vintage, help on getting a 58 les paul junior

    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.
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    Historic Makeovers True Historic Project

    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...
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    Historic Makeovers True Historic Project

    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...
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    Historic Makeovers True Historic Project

    This is the color of "Snakebite." This is realistic.
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    Historic Makeovers True Historic Project

    I don't like the aging on the first guitar, but the color is superior to the refin.
  12. eric ernest

    Most accurate looking reissue?

    This guitar is an HM finish?????? It doesn't even look realistic.....Screams tan, nowhere near yellow enough. I can't understand why people accept these makeovers with the wrong yellow.
  13. eric ernest

    Most accurate looking reissue?

    This guitar is an HM finish?????? It doesn't even look believable.....Screams tan, nowhere near yellow enough.
  14. eric ernest

    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar 9 0821 detailed photos

    Moloch with Lee Baker starts around 52:25 in. YouTube link:
  15. eric ernest

    Nerdville Tax Shelter?

    Good observations. 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.
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    Nerdville Tax Shelter?

    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:
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    Nerdville Tax Shelter?

    Or permissible by law. :laugh2::facepalm:
  18. eric ernest

    FIRST Gibson Les Paul to be auctioned off. What's the deal?

    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.
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    Nerdville Tax Shelter?

    If you don't report illegal activities to the authorities that makes you an accesory....hate to see you go to jail and all that.

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