"Paulette" for sale in Germany

integra evan

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Found this posted this morning: '59 LP Standard "Paulette" in Germany:


Refinished, but looks nice.
 

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The fretboard, no cavity pics, the refinish, the mismatched tuners, back of the neck looks like the neck was never used or it was re-profiled, but the board specifically and inlays do not look like the 50's LP's I've held. The thickness looks off and there's not even a hint of a hump and the pics are careful to not show those area's/aspects.
 

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Overall look is great.
I love that kind of top.

I wouldn't know about the refin quality or details form those pics,
nor would I qualify to authenticate or estimate...
It just looks good!

:)

Edit: Reading @Thundermtn comments I can see the areas that are problematic.
 
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Non-original pup rings. I hate to ask, but what's a set of originals go for?
 

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So it was husked out, refined re fret re bound repaired and rebranded. I re-ject the idea of it being 190k. Les provenance than the Mona Lisa in "The Freshman"
 

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Non-original pup rings. I hate to ask, but what's a set of originals go for?
I recall a few years ago that a Set would cost USD6,000 but who knows now.

Eric would have a way better idea than I would.

I suppose it really depends on the restoration project & the depth of one's wallet, especially if it meant returning a Burst to original, that could be sold for way more than the cost of the project.

@eric ernest

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Anyone else think this might be a re-neck as well as the obviously altered fretboard? Something about the grain at the headstock transition. I suspect a bunch of other stuff has been done too, but can only really speculate.

It's a beautiful guitar and I'd be thrilled to have made it, but wonder what sort of buyer it will find with its apparent issues. I hope that the seller and eventual buyer manage to make a deal that works for them both.
 

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Maybe so, I was thinking the board on this one is thicker looking than it should be, but from the pics it's hard to tell. I played a re-necked '60 in '17. I think it was asking $80 or $90K.
 

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Sweet Spot Guitars is well known for being way too overpriced.
I did have a look at some other things on their website and think "really?" However, if they can find customers at those prices, then good for them!
 

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.................every time they sell a Guitar at a high price................it hits the sweet spot.

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

On a serious note Barn...............stay inside. Tokyo was a little late to the Party & might just pay for that.

Hope you're well mate.

Cheers, Rudi
 

Barnaby

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.................every time they sell a Guitar at a high price................it hits the sweet spot.

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

On a serious note Barn...............stay inside. Tokyo was a little late to the Party & might just pay for that.

Hope you're well mate.

Cheers, Rudi
Cheers, mate. All safe where I am. I've barricaded myself in with a mountain of food, an ocean of alcohol and a harem of nubile Japanese girls.

To be fair, that was my plan for April before the virus anyway.
 


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