Help with an 89 Les Paul

Lrayblu

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Okay I have a chance to buy this Gold top...its an 89 I know for sure all stock ...it has the h90 pickups which are okay...but I would take them out for some good p90s...has the case and is a one owner...its shows some player wear...but frets are good weight is not bad at 9lbs...neck feels great..okay I don't think it's pre-historic and might be called a 'Pro" model?...not sure...here are some pics..and I will say I can get it for 1000 bucks.....whats do I have?... is it worth investing in?..thanks for any input..I have till tomorrow to decide...so any quick replies are very much appreciated.
 

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Thanks...I am pretty set on it..seems to be a one piece body.....just looking for you guys to steer me that way with you mighty Les Paul knowledge...ever since my 68 Gold Top was stolen from me I have wanted another one.
 

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Also what is up with the H 90 pickups?...are they capable of getting close to a P90?....they hum like a single coil for sure.
 

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Yep, buy it!

And play for some time with the original pickups before you start making scenarios.
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I'd say that's a REALLY good deal.

Obviously you know someone who has it and it's not in any music store.

If it was in a store, it'd already be gone.

I picked up my '89 Gibson Heritage Cherry Sunburst LP Standard a few years ago for $1075, and that
was a crazy good deal.

Here's a pic on my '89:

 

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$1000?

You’d be stupid to pass that up. It’s probably worth over $2k in today’s market.
 

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LOL..i hear ya...but the pickups make it a less desirable model..wouldn't you say?..I am going to get it ..but no one has mentioned the pickups yet..lol..they are not no where near a P90...so I will have to get some good replacements.
 

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LOL..i hear ya...but the pickups make it a less desirable model..wouldn't you say?..I am going to get it ..but no one has mentioned the pickups yet..lol..they are not no where near a P90...so I will have to get some good replacements.
Oops, my bad.
Yeah, "H" 90 usually suck.
Like P100, they are stacked coils humbuckers.

Seymour Duncan makes a nice Vintage type P-90 set.
 

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For $1000 you're so far ahead, you could buy some of the nicest P90 boutique sets out there and still be winning huge. Buy it. Or tell us where it is!
 

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I remember with the P100's, there was a mod where you just cut the wire to the second coil, and it would sound more like a P90 (but no longer humbucking). Don't know the difference with the H90, I do remember seeing them in guitars but never tried them.
Al
 




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