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Just saw this '59 Burst listed in Toronto. It's not any closet classic but it's not bad either for a guitar that's been played and enjoyed for 60 years.
A few bumps and bruises. A headstock repair that looks solid. Mostly original parts (incl. pups, pots etc) .
Maybe if I shake that piggy bank harder I can come up with a down payment?

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It has the marking of a battle hardened vet, and probably growls like one. The repair looks terrific, the doweling is impressive, I aint in the market to drop that coin, but that is a nice ass player grade fiddle
 

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I have bought, and repaired MANY Gibson's with broken headstocks. I usually pass on them if someone has tried the repair already, unless it's a VERY good repair.
 

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Imagine instead spending $2-4,000 on a quality reissue with whatever custom pickups and electronics you want.

Then spending $195,000 on the lessons, instruction and materials to really know how to yield it like a wizard.

Transposed across how ever much time it takes to utilize such instruction against such a quality instrument. Less drinking, less partying, less what have you.

Oh wait. That’s hard. And takes effort. And sacrifice.

Nevermind.

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Also yeah, 9lbs? Fuck that. Seriously.
 

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lovely axe, hard to say what its worth with a headstock break. I am of the school of thought that the solid neck construction is a key component of the sound of a les paul, but if the repair allows for the same amount of vibration as before i suppose there's really no issue. whole lotta dough though.
 

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Imagine instead spending $2-4,000 on a quality reissue with whatever custom pickups and electronics you want.

Then spending $195,000 on the lessons, instruction and materials to really know how to yield it like a wizard.

Transposed across how ever much time it takes to utilize such instruction against such a quality instrument. Less drinking, less partying, less what have you.

Oh wait. That’s hard. And takes effort. And sacrifice.

Nevermind.

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Also yeah, 9lbs? Fuck that. Seriously.
Christ man, how much are lessons in your area?
 

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lovely axe, hard to say what its worth with a headstock break. I am of the school of thought that the solid neck construction is a key component of the sound of a les paul, but if the repair allows for the same amount of vibration as before i suppose there's really no issue. whole lotta dough though.

How would you know if the repair effected the amount of vibration? The neck strap pin replacement is a real cause for concern though.
 

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I’d like to have it but I would be anal retentive about taking that out to a gig . Why just leave it on the wall to be viewed. It’s beautiful but no thanks I will stick with my R7
 

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You ladies are funny.
If it matters- $195,000 CND is only $150,000 US! what a bargain. does that change your mind?
As for the condition- I'll accept some of you wouldn't know that 12th Fret is probably the best guitar shop in Canada and one of the best in North America. Not a stretch to say on a par with Gruhn's in Nashville etc.
Except maybe that the 12th Fret repair shop has been a teaching/training and working ground for a large group of world class luthiers, including folks like Jean Larrivee, David Wren, Doug Harrison, Grit Laskin, Marc Beneteau, Oscar Graf, Linda Manzar, Sergie De Jong among other master builders. They know more than a thing or two about making and fixing instruments.
And they've been at it for 45 years give or take.
Although I couldn't afford and don't need a 59 LP, I have been both buying and selling with that shop for 30 years and would take their word over a lot of other so-called experts.

I saw today they have a nice 58 Sunburst Strat in very nice condition...only $42,500. But I don't need one of those either. LOL.
 

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You ladies are funny.
If it matters- $195,000 CND is only $150,000 US! what a bargain. does that change your mind?
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That’s about 240k CAD. A bit too much for a neck repair but still cool. I’d buy a bunch of conversions, Replicas, amps and vintage pickups for that kind of cash.
 

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Beautiful guitar. The top has faded and patina’d to the perfect color, IMO.

Sadly, a quick glance at my bank statement shows I’m not in the market for a burst, headstock repair or not.
 


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