LP Classic Question

radiomatts

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I'm in negotiation with a Music Go Round store near me for this LP Classic

https://www.musicgoround.com/product/kenosha-wi/40112-S000140273/used-gibson-les-paul-classic-electric-guitar-honey-burst

I have an 04 honeyburst that I love and thought this might be a nice addition. It has a headstock break, replacement PAF repros (clerk didn't remember what pups are in there), and a football style jack plate. So.. it's hardly pristine. They say it's an '03, but Music Go Round guys aren't always on top of their game. I think the price is high. Wondering about your thoughts. I've played and like the guitar, so I just need some ammo on a fair price. 1600 seems way too high.
 

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I think you're right that $1,600 is too high, given you can get a new 2019 Classic for $2,000 without haggling.
 

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can't access the pic but with repro pickups AND a neck break. Unless its something you just have to have, $1600. Is too much. A friend bought a repaired headstock SUPREME a while back for $1500.
 

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WAY too high. Heck I've seen a few pretty nice early classics for 1200ish lately. Factor in a break and unknown pickups... I wouldn't touch it personally, but if you spend more than 3 digits you overpaid imo.
 

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Wouldn’t even take it off the wall to look at it for that price. I bought a mint LP classic, all stock for less than $1300 last year.
 

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I just paid $1800 from American Musical for a brand new one 3 weeks ago. Listed for 2k, you just have to ask if they can do better. No interest same as cash for a year too.
 

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In '03 they also down graded the Classic away from a real ABR-1 to the Nashville. That's a $1K guitar if the repair done well.
 

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I just sold a amazing playing/sounding green ocean burst classic with a few dings on her for $1300 just a week ago. Took me weeks to even get that. Run run away. Id say $600 to 800.
 

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They have an ABR-1 now. At least that's what's advertised
Yes and no.
It is an ABR-1 block/saddles, but still has the Nashville style inserts. The studs do not thread directly into the body.
So it's narrower and looks like the ABR-1, but if you are one who feels that the tone is negatively impacted by the mounting system, it is identical to the Nashville.

This is my '19 "Original 60s", also supposedly the ABR-1

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Ok. I have an update. The store is sending me pics with more info. What they told me is that it’s a 90’s Classic with Jim Wagner Crossroads pickups. He tried to tell me that all the hardware was upgraded, but didn’t know to what. I’ll post pics and the info. I told him that 16 was high considering a new one is 300 more. To be continued.
 

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Get an 18 with p90s or a 19 with awesome pups...
$1800 tops for a brand new one....

I love classics above all else but what ur describing is a $900 guitar on a lucky day...
Personally id only offer $600.....maybe

-Chris
 

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All correct, nothing wrong. First year of classic model I think, nice guitar.

The new classic its not the same like the old classic guitars, different mojo, no 'vintage correct' like the early models. I would choose this over any new les paul, no doubts. Not so much early 90s les pauls around for sale. 1200/1300 maybe? Looks like a good repair.

MY two cents.
 




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