Purchase or Pass?

Would you purchase this guitar?

  • Yes - thats a good deal

    Votes: 30 73.2%
  • Yes & get it refinished!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No - a better example will come along

    Votes: 11 26.8%
  • No - its beat

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    41

gibsonofabitch

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a local shop has a 1993 studio w/ ebony board for 650. Usually i wouldnt think twice but this example seems to be well worn. It also comes with a non-original case.

so, MLP, would you purchase or pass on this guitar? Appreciate your input


 

smk506

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If it’s a killer player and what you’re in the market for then I wouldn’t let the wear scare me away. Ditto on the case, as long as it’s a decent one I wouldn’t worry about it. the guitar isn’t a resale guitar in that condition imo, no investment, just a (hopefully) killer player.
 

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I feel like the price is a bit high for how much wear that it has...offer $600 (assuming u are in usa) if u are in canada...buy now
 

truckermde

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That neck looks a little rough, but that IS a desirable version of the Studio. I had one, and it was pretty nice.

I'd try and talk him down a smidgen, but ultimately, if playability and condition-in-person all check out, it is a fair deal, IMO.
 

mudface

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For one in better condition,... with less wear.....for the same year and model... your looking paying more than double.

For a player it’s a good deal.... these ‘93 alpine white ebony board Studios are highly prized.
 

93studiolite

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I’d be all over it. I’ve wanted one just like that for a loooooong time, just haven’t had the chance to pull the trigger on one yet.
 

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What?

This should have been a NGD thread.

P.S. DON'T REFINISH IT!
 

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I'd pass on that. There are better deals.

Edit: I didn't see that it was a 93. That changes things. Looks great for a 27 year player.
 

jstarr823

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I’d feel a hell of a lot better at $500. I guess it’s a player, though... judging by the wear. I just watched a real nice one (alpine with ebony) go for $900 on eBay with the og case.
 

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IF you are looking for an LP and you like white,
Purchase.
I had a ‘93 studio and it was a great guitar.
In today’s market, $650 is a good price.
 

lpfan1980

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Yeah a Gibson for 650 in nice condition Rock on!:applause::dude::jam:
 

tzd

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Aged white = priceless! As long as it does not stink of cigarette.

BTW why did the neck wear down to black instead of wood?
 

gibsonofabitch

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hey everybody, really appreciate the input. I ended up purchasing the guitar and will go and pick it up tomorrow in-store and probably post a NGD thread.

The neck is worn down to wood - for some reason its super dark. I think the previous owner was a sweaty/acidic guy. I dont recall much fretwear and if it all checks out, ill be taking her home.

Only thing that bugs me is that i cant legibly make out the serial # but that seems to coincide with other 93 white studios ive seen pics of online.

Thanks!
 
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I've got a 91 and 93. Still play them all the time. I've always wanted the white one. Mine are black and wine. Great guitars! If plays good, neck not broken to hell. Then I'd buy. My 2 cents.
 

ErictheRed

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Buy it if it's a great player and you want to keep it, don't buy it thinking you'll flip it for a profit. Unless they'd take less for it; you could always offer $600 out the door (I don't know what taxes are where you are).

It's been played a lot, so it's either been used up and not that great, or has been played a lot because it's a great player. If it's a great player, buy it.

Edit: Ooops, just noticed that you bought it already, nice.
 


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