NGD - 2008 Classic

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A couple of months back I got a call from the local pawn shop saying he had a guitar he wanted me to identify (he also manages the bar my band was playing in every other month). He sent me a couple of photos and a day r two later I stopped off to try it out. He wasn't there, but I sent him a message saying he had a 2008 Les Paul Classic and it was worth up to $3000 Cdn with the right buyer. He then asked if I could take it home and clean it up (It had a broken jackplate and was somewhat grungy( and he would pay me to do so. After having tried it I jokingly said I wish I hadn't told him what it was worth, but I'll bring it back in a few months. He laughed and said yeah sure, take your time, it won't be going anywhere soon anyway.

I hemmed and hawed about making an offer for it, but I was also in the midst of buying my house, so that was the main priority. .. two months later house is bought and I now had to pay for a dumpster and some plumbing work. .. I mentioned I was thinking about the guitar and once again wished I hadn't told him it's worth, but if I didn't get it I had a friend who would and I had warned him of the price. . he said, not to worry. If I bought it I would be presently surprised at the price. ..

This past week, I got the bills from plumber and dumpster and it came in under what I had budgeted for, so today I went back and asked what he wanted .. he said $1700. .. Well, that was a no brainer, so I now have a 2008 Les Paul Classic. A model I was pretty unaware of until he sent me the initial photos. I'm not really a fan of high output pickups and on their own they sound harsh to me, but in a band setting. .. wow . this thing fits in nicely with all the others (also seen below)
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endial

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Great story. And congrats!

What are the pups that are in it?


Edit: Also, I would consider keeping doing business with that cat in the future.
 

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Congrats on the NGD, I love the Classic series!
 

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Looks awesome! I've had a lot of gibbys from 2008/2009 and loved them all (and still have a few).
 

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Congrats on the house, but, as pretty as she is, you could have talked him down a bit more. I know, you're in Canada, but FMV for a used Classic would be more in the $1,200-$1,500 range.

Great score, nonetheless!:thumb:
 

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Great story. And congrats!

What are the pups that are in it?


Edit: Also, I would consider keeping doing business with that cat in the future.
PIckups are the stock ones for this model - 496/500t.

This is the third guitar I have bought off him. A Strat and the 2008 Studio are the other two. He'll call me when something else comes in that I might be interested in.
 

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Congratulations on the new guitar and house.

Bought a 2007 Classic last month. It was a closet queen. Someone put Seymour Duncan APH-1s in it with Orange drop Caps. Thought it was totally stock, the seller did not mention this and I neglected to ask.

Sweet playing and sounding guitar.
 


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