2010 50's LP / P90's - why so cheap?

Lester

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I'm not familiar with the newer parts of the market... but shouldn't this be a lot more money in today's market?

Also, do these have a thin 50's neck or a thick 50's neck?

EDIT: Whoops... Sorry... I was distracted while browsing & posting. The one I was looking at was an ended listing for $775. So the listing was probably old.

I found some newer listings that are active. Here's one: https://reverb.com/item/333310-gibson-les-paul-50-s-tribute-2010-goldtop-p90

Looking at the pricing history, it looks like $700-$800 was typical in 2020, but the pandemic spike has them up around $900 average now.

That still seems low to me. Do these newer LP's usually sell in that sort of price range?
 
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Which specific model? Probably because of chambering.
 

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What are you calling cheap? $200? Post some pics of the guitar you’re looking at. Sometimes cheap means counterfeit.
 

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What are you calling cheap? $200? Post some pics of the guitar you’re looking at. Sometimes cheap means counterfeit.
Wow... I shouldn't post while distracted! Updated my post above with more details and better questions.
 
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If you’re talking about a guitar like this…


It’s more affordable because there’s no binding and no gloss finish. That means that it only takes a fraction of the man-hours to produce a model like this.
 

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It is a Tribute. I have a honey burst with P90s that I paid $500 for- used- 2011 model.

The gold tops are more rare and sought after, but I do not find your price to be ‘cheap.’
 

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It is a Tribute. I have a honey burst with P90s that I paid $500 for- used- 2011 model ... I do not find your price to be ‘cheap.’
I agree with this assessment. If I recall, this was a $900-ish guitar 10 years ago that was occasionally available on sale for $150 off that. Getting a nice one back then for $500 was a good deal. The OP's used prices today seem roughly in line with what is expected. Besides not having a gloss finish or binding, it also did not come with a HSC. Additionally, the finish is thin and vulnerable; I remember playing one of these in a music store that was beat to hell from all the demos.
 

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Thanks. I'll have to familiarize myself with the new models and pricing. I guess my head is more vintage oriented.
 

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I had a black 2010. Chambered. Light aging, beautiful, and simple guitar. Very much regret selling it.
 

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I swapped out the pickups for Atiquity II's and punked it out a little to make it mine. I love it, it feels/plays fantastic.

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whats ur address and when I come over to play those :h5:
i especially need to play that hp :drool:
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I am keeping that HP all original, a lot of people have modified them because of who knows what. I am sure they have there reasons. But I figure I will keep that one original, it arrived fine with a great setup it just had a flakey silent switch which was fixed under warranty. The HP really came perfectly setup and plays like a dream. It sounds great too, very versatile tones with the 490R/498T+ pickups, I mean it screams! :dude:
 


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