- May 29, 2011
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I had Les Pauls, even Custom Shops. I've sold them all to pay bills. Now I don't own any Gibsons and play a Peavey T-60.
It was more than what I bought it for - they quoted me $1000 for the body only, and $1650 for the body and neck, although I didn't have any issues with the neck.WOW, that is some vicious checking. Not the sexy variety either IMO. I would imagine the cost of repair was near the cost of the guitar lol.
It was more than what I bought it for - they quoted me $1000 for the body only, and $1650 for the body and neck, although I didn't have any issues with the neck.
just another example of why you should buy without playing and seeing the guitar close up.I was in a guitar shop right at the moment when a guy was told that the Gibson Custom Shop that he had bought for 1500$ and was trying to resell was a Chibson.
You only had to see his face to realize that he really didn´t know.
Where do you take a cake? Know where I'd take it? Down to the bakery, to see the other cakes.(George Carlin joke).I have the all time worst Les Paul story of stories!
a guy I used to be in a band with owns a 59 black beauty, his parents bought it for him in 1975 for his 16th b-day (he was born in 59), sometime a couple years later he decided that he wanted to be able to turn on his flanger & another effect pedal at will with out having to be on his side of the stage (like the nightclub & high school stage were that big) does anyone see where this is going yet? YES HE DID IT! he routed out over half of the back of the guitar to install his pedals in it. many friends including myself have been giving him **** for over 30 years now for it.
so does that take the cake?
Jesus Christ dude. That guy sucks ass. Unbelievable.My first LP was a Faded Mahogany Studio. It felt and played great. My wife's brother, who used to be a guitar tech for a famous musician and who plays Strats exclusively, insisted on setting it up for me. I agreed reluctantly to avoid insulting him, but I didn't have a good feeling about it. He set it up all right! When I got it back from him, it was virtually unplayable. The guitar felt awful ... the action sucked, the frets had been filed down and had sharp edges, and it played like sh*t. I was so upset, but couldn't say anything because it was my wife's brother. Brought it to a local tech who said it needed new frets and a set up. I just felt that the good mojo had been lost and didn't feel like shelling out dough to repair a brand new guitar. So, I sold it at a loss of $200 and bought another LP studio in Fireburst. I really miss that Faded Mahogany LP.
Unbelievable. I don’t follow vintage pricing, when was that and are they much cheaper now?Found out my dads cousin had a 60s cherryburst LP standard in his closet unused for decades. Found out about 2 years after it was stolen by his kids shitbag friend. He would have given it to me free......... this was also the height of the vintage prices
like 2008ish? is when i found out. So the theft was 2004/5? Then i asked a year ago about a amp and he said he donated it months before i asked........ So for shits and giggles I asked what it was he remembered what it was and was a small 60s fender....... so a champ? or Princenton either id love!Unbelievable. I don’t follow vintage pricing, when was that and are they much cheaper now?
Lets here about the worst les paul experience you've had! Whether it be a bad trade/sale/break.
Bring on the horror stories!