No, i actually like that. I'd like to have that guitar.I got in to the local music-store for the third time seeing this strange looking, kinda raw Gibson LP. Equipped with an coverd mic and an open mic, no trussrodcover, no covers on the back of the guitar and mixed black/cream plastic.
Then I noticed the classic diamond inlay on the headstock, block inlays and ebony fretboard.
I thought, this is a custom! I want it, and called for someone to tell me more. This is a cool guitar the guy said, you can swop between pickups on the fly if you want and pulled out two additional pickup blocks in mahogny from under the counter.
This guitar is from a workshop some 10 years ago and Gibson just now told us that it was ok to sell it.
I asked for the price.... well, will you give us 10000 SEK ($1300)
That must be the most horrible story you've heard?
I'd quit.I sold this 1974 Tobacco burst Standard four times.
1. Sold on ebay to a guy who never paid.
2. Relisted on ebay. Someone from Argentina ignored the "USA only" instructions. They out-bid someone who had a pretty good limit and then didn't want to pony up for the shipping.
3. Sold it to a member here. UPS cracked the neck. I took it back and had it repaired.
4. Loaned it to a friend who was in the market for a Les Paul. He likes it and said he'd give me the money for it in October. Haven't heard from him, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.