2009 '57 Goldtop Darkback Reissue $2500

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Mint Condition. This is the VOS version but I polish it with stewmac and now looks glossy. Comes with COA and original black custom shop case. Guitar weighs exactly 8.5 Lbs., very light. PM me for question. $2500 paypal plus shipping.


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Wow that was fast, no surprise as that is a gorgeous guitar!
 

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Yeah I've been trying to sell my mahogany R7 for 2 weeks for the same money. You must have had one of those secret cocaine filled cases mine didn't come with.
 

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Are the R7 necks fatter than the R8's, or the same?
 

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tee yes it is, about 1000 times rarer than a goldtop too.
 

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tee yes it is, about 1000 times rarer than a goldtop too.

And hence slower to sell, even with the upgraded pickups. That red hog top is a very cool guitar, but it's bound to have a more limited market. This goldtop is a straight production model, and probably more desirable than many because of the dark back and light weight. At least it is to me. If I find the cocaine, shooterkc, I'll forward it along to you. :)
 

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This may go back for sale. Buyer said his scale showed the guitar weighs 9.75 and wants to return it. They must be serving some good food in those shipping trucks, that my guitar gained 1.25 lbs. I will weigh it again once it gets back to me.
 

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Shit man i hope i didn't send bad mojo your way. That sucks, sorry to hear it!
 

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This may go back for sale. Buyer said his scale showed the guitar weighs 9.75 and wants to return it. They must be serving some good food in those shipping trucks, that my guitar gained 1.25 lbs. I will weigh it again once it gets back to me.


Who bought it--a stick man?

:naughty:
 

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I may be interested if it comes back. Send me a PM please. I might not be able to PM you due to low post count. Getting back in the Goldie game. Feel free to email me at G5jive @ gmail.com

Jesse
 

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Where did you shipped the LP? :slash:
Hope it comes back to you in the same condition.:slash:
 

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Guitar was shipped in LA from Sacramento. Not too far so there shouldn't be any problem.
 

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This may go back for sale. Buyer said his scale showed the guitar weighs 9.75 and wants to return it. They must be serving some good food in those shipping trucks, that my guitar gained 1.25 lbs. I will weigh it again once it gets back to me.

Just...wow!!!

I guess that extra 1.25 lbs made the guitar sound horrible :rolleyes:
 

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For the record--for accuracy--the guitar weighs 9.5 pounds. One pound over the advertised weight. Is that significant? It depends entirely upon what the buyer wants.

There was no intentional misrepresentation on the seller's part here. In fact this is a wonderful guitar, in spectacular condition, and it plays and sounds great! It's just not as advertised, nor what I bargained for or care to own. For someone else it's likely to be a dream come true.

Look, we all know that the Vintage/Historic Les Paul community is a sophisticated market. Everybody has their preferences and prejudices--color of top, amount and type of flame, pickups, weight, it goes on ad infinitum. We judge others' tastes at our peril. There are good reasons to prefer a lighter guitar, and plenty to recommend a heavier one. The bottom line is that a buyer deserves to receive what was advertised and expected. As a seller I honor that without question, taking great pains to document and describe a piece as fairly and accurately as possible. In the rare event there's a discrepancy I make it right. Hopefully we all do the same.

The seller and I will work this out. To avoid wasteful return shipping charges I'm open to shipping directly to a new buyer, if we can figure out payments, refunds, logistics, etc.
 

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I weigh all of my stuff on a digital shipping scale, even then it's sometimes off up to 1 lb. It happens. Having shoulder issues i can understand yet 9.75 isn't that bad, those 11-12 lb one's can get you though.
 

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