"Sandy" at Guitar Shop Taiwan

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...yes the GF has quite the honey-do list for me now.......make the most of your retirement...I am...


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Sandy was always unnaturally shiny looking. I think it probably is the same guitar, too much egg on face for too many if it isn't. Unless sold at public auction we can never know the buying price. I have auction records of a few of my vintage guitars, and they sold incredibly cheap compared to what I paid, or for that matter market value at the time. Guitars like Sandy don't often get sold through auction, or for that matter cheap I am sure.

I don't think there is any great conspiracy going on, just someone showing off an incredibly valuable and beautiful guitar. Let's hope they didn't swap out the bridge and tailpiece... :)

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Sorry, I just don't believe it! I've seen "sandy" and can dig through my photo gallery as this guitar is not what it is claimed to be and I will return with pics after I search my gallery. I read an article within the last few years, featured by a journalist writing for Fretboard Journal, an in depth analysis of several bursts, well known bursts, "sandy" among them, and that guitar did not shine in such a pristine manner, and the pups were covered, so I just don't see this as the real deal. Plus, a secret sum of purchase, just too many red flags, sorry but not convinced...Roger in Stockholm

Prove it. or just stay quiet.
 

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Its common knowledge that that guitar was Tom Wittrocks from the other forum and he sold it to a gentleman in Taiwan. Soo to me its legit. If it wasnt it would be all over the other forum.

The price is irrelevant, other than it was expensive.


The player is a marginally talented guy, with an exceptional sounding guitar. He will never make it sound as good as it could be, but that doesnt mean he is not entitled to own it. If you can afford it, its yours.

Any guitar is only going to sound as good as you. Just look at Greg Hilden on youtube. A very good player that uses the same amp and effects with many different guitars. And for the life of me I cant hear very much difference other than he is a good player , playing a different guitar.

Record yourself on different guitars, the most dominant thing regarding your tone will be how you play, the guitar is an element of your tone just like your amp, your effects etc.
 

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It did go to Taiwan. TW confirmed that in the other forum. Young guy there bought it. Would be surprising if it was for sale again so soon.

EDIT: Just saw where Mason (The current owner of Sandy), is the owner of the store in the OP.

All the way back on Page 1, I posed this reply way back in Oct 2019, mentioning that the current owner, Mason, had bought the guitar from TW.
 

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It is funny how people who praise this guy and his guitar get ridiculed.
 

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No affiliation but nice pics and video. Original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 9-1228 "Sandy" being played at a guitar shop in Taiwan.

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Dose end one now how rear this is. It is a epiphone Les paul standard model limited edition Custom Shop made in China 2008 mahogany I think
 

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Epiphone Les Paul model Les Paul Standard limited edition custom shop made in China 2008 limited Mahogany finish as well any one seen or herd of this
 

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I am no expert but I agree Daniel on this. It looks pretty new to be an original 59. But for real...who the hell am I?!
I saw the original Sandy in Tom Wittock's booth in Arlington and I thought it was a reissue too. He swore it was not and I was not to touch it according to it's little placard. And yes it looks like that. Scary.
 

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If it's original it's has a lot of replacement parts like pickguard, pickup rings and covers etc. There's like no yellowing or scratching and they certainly don't seem to be babying it.
 

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Old lacquer is shiny like glass. I think the VOS thing made people think otherwise.
 

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The guitar is legit. If you arm chair quarterbacks would do some real internet investigating you would see an easy identifiable mark on the face. Go to Burst Serial Log and look at the pics of Sandy, 9 1228. To the left of the tailpiece are two brown knot like markings (pic)
Burst SL 9 1228 (2).png


Then take a screen shot of the guitar in the you tube clip. You will see the mark is identical to the one in the burst serial log. You will NEVER find another top with the same markings. And yes I have held this guitar in person.
You Tube Shot (2).png
 

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Its common knowledge that that guitar was Tom Wittrocks from the other forum and he sold it to a gentleman in Taiwan. Soo to me its legit. If it wasnt it would be all over the other forum.

Yes this was in the other forum in detail. Although that forum is no place to take anyone's word for anything. Whitrock is one of the good ones and I dont know why he associates on that place. Seen way to many all out flame wars. Anything not sold by one of the usual half dozen constants there will be attacked. But if they own it, its pure gold and verified by "experts". Nothing like proclaiming yourself an expert then verifying your gangs stuff.

Anyway this guitar has a history and Whitrock IMO deals straight. There's also many photos over the years to back up it wasnt made yesterday. Several people have seen it over the years as well. Gorgeous top. I think they released the price at the time? Or perhaps people just started guessing. I wont visit that forum to check as its way to crazy for me.
 

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here he hands off to the new owner who asked tom if he wants to kiss it :)

m sure he kissed that fat check all the way to da bank
 

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