Caveat Emptor: Bizarre “Vintage LP” Being Peddled on Facebook

judson

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If you’d like to go down to Mexico to pull this prank, then I won’t stand in your way... ;)

no that is the fun of it...you just start messing with him

you have his phone number, post it we can take turns calling him.....:rofl:

or email...post it here we can start signing him up for all kinds of things
 

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He’s persistent!

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$20K usd would be a good bargain price on a complete and verified 99% original '53.
 

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Maybe I'm not seeing it properly, but the body looks too thin for a Gibson AND the binding looks wrong for a 50s era Les Paul?
 

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It (the sales promotion) looks like a purposely deceptive mishmash of non-sense. An attempt to get someone to wire money or to get an email address to hack, or whatever. Who even knows.

One thing for sure, there is no way in hell this person is actually selling a real, original 1953 Les Paul.
 

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Well, if the 3 pots are from 1953, then the rest of the guitar automatically becomes a '53, right? I have a 1996 Japanese Orville, but ever since I installed an original '50s strap button, it's my vintage LP.
 

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Just thought I’d post this slice of weirdness here for everyone to see. On one of the Facebook LP groups that specializes in discussions of LP reissues, there an extremely bizarre situation unfolding with a supposed 1953 Les Paul being offered for sale from a seller in Mexico. The guitar is being advertised in a strange way - the seller is only willing to post bizarre, close-up and low quality photos of the guitar. He insists on only divulging more in private messages.

Here’s what he’s publicly posting:

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Long story short - once engaged in a private conversation, here’s what he’s willing to share:

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Best case scenario here is that this is a renecked ‘53 and the seller is legit. However, given his behavior when I asked him about the neck - he told me to go f*** myself - as well as his strange secrecy, I’m concerned that the guitar is perhaps stolen. So, if this guitar is recognizable to anyone, I’m happy to pass along all the info I have on the seller. It’s worth noting that this guitar changes between photos. The photo of the pot shows the guitar in the background with a headstock logo. His closeup photos have no logo. Of course the neck volute, misshaped headstock and lack of wings certainly doesn’t inspire confidence.

The case looks legit, though!
Well its a Les Paul:naughty: but yeah creepy close-ups bad sign :oops:.
 

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Give this drongo a kick in the gonads from me will ya..............don't go near this chump with a barge pole:mad:
 

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I used to have a Cavaet Emptor. I sold it to an unsuspecting sucker.
 

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pretty obvious what it isn't.

what it is...a Deluxe or two or three.
 

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Yeah drill him in the nards :naughty: and vintage Gibsons or Fender guitars on e-bay dont touch em.
 

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