Possible trade deal - waddaya think?

bblooz

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I have my mostly all original Tobacco burst '74 LP Standard up for sale right now (check the Classified forum for details). I have an offer to trade a '72 Dlx GT locally. Really wanted to sell, but thinking this one might be an easier sale down the road. I might just fall in love with it, or put P-90s in it. Thoughts?
 

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Go check it out and see what you think -- you can always walk away.
 

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All other things being equal, I would think a HB LP Standard draws a larger group of potential buyers than mini-Hb/P90 LP Deluxe.

How that translates to a difference in value/price between the two - not sure. I think the Standard is worth more and will be worth more.
 

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All other things being equal, I would think a HB LP Standard draws a larger group of potential buyers than mini-Hb/P90 LP Deluxe.
I think the same.
The Standard '74 is a more desirable guitar than a '72 Deluxe in my book.
I wouldn't do that trade, me.
 

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since it is a true factory 74 Standard, don't do it unless he thrown in some cash....

those two guitars are about $300-$500 different in value, depending on a couple of things.

can you verify that the GT is actually a 72? Does it have embossed covers?
 
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I remember looking at that Standard and liking it. I agree that down the road the Standard would be the more desirable guitar. I had a Standard in that color back in the day....mine was a 76 or 77 I think. Worst mistake I ever made getting rid of that guitar. Would do Montrose, Bad Co. and ZZTop all day long through my Marshall. They a little on the heavy side but they rock. Of course if that Goldtop speaks to you then you have a decision to make. Good luck!!
 

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Thanks guys - you know, every time I get a GT Dlx, I end up selling it because I just never warm up to the mini-humbuckers. I love the look and feel of a vintage GT, but like the tone and fuller sound of full-sized HBs. I think I'm going to hold off and keep my eyes peeled for a buggered up GT (i.e. already routed) at a discount. Then I can play around with different PUs to my hearts' content!
 

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Now that THAT is settled, question of the day.........

Have you ever seen a true, factory 1974 Les Paul Standard that was NOT a Tobacco Burst?
 

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Have you ever seen a true, factory 1974 Les Paul Standard that was NOT a Tobacco Burst?
Good question. Not in my wanderings. Would have been cool if they did a GT back then though (or at least a little flame)..............
 

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You won’t see any......

All 1974 true factory Standards were Tobacco Burst, to the best of my knowledge.
 

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Standard for me, please. I like Deluxes a lot -- but Standards more so.
 




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