The 2011 LP Traditional (Standard?) Faded Mega-Thread

joedonner2001

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I have no idea. But I'm not really looking out for Fadeds that much anymore.

I'm totally happy with my 2011 Trad Faded and 2016 Special. Both suit me very well - lovely guitars.

I do want to try one of those new Juniors at some point, but other than that I don't feel that much GAS at the moment.
 

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I still like looking out, but my Les Paul Standard Fadeds herd has reached its maximum as I can enjoy their whole spectrum (50's necks, 60's necks, chambered, non-chambered, Larry Corsa modded...) and consequently no more Fadeds GAS... and even no other GAS for the past 2 years :cool:

My latest acquisition was a 2016 Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute T priced really low because its fingerboard was unstuck from the neck between/under the nut and the second fret. My luthier fixed the problem for peanuts. Although it's an entry guitar in the Les Paul line, it's a great player, with dynamic P90's and a very comfortable neck.

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...my Les Paul Standard Fadeds herd...

:lol:

I've definitely established that I should not have multiple guitars of the same model. My OCD kicks in and I get stuck in an infinite loop of endlessly comparing them, until I don't enjoy playing guitar anymore. My Faded and Special are sufficiently different so they don't have that effect on me.
 

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I'm certainly lucky because no OCD here, I don't waste my time comparing them anymore, it's been done for a while and I know which one to get according to my sound needs. It's the same for my other Gibsons or guitars of other brands, each one is identified and it's also valid for my amps, each one has a different sound well memorized by my aging reptilian brain. Good exercise to prevent alsheimer I guess.:dude:
 

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Seller's comment: "These Faded models have a great reputation and the 2005 release is the most highly regarded, becoming collectable and increasing in value all the time."
Indeed, nowadays you rarely see them under priced under $2000 in used condition, and this one very quickly sold for £ 1895! (€ 2181, $ 2649) o_O
Wonder if this upward trend will keep going on?
...And glad I bought my Fadeds years ago :cool:
 

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I'm a bit disappointed I sold two of these years ago. Should have kept them as an investment :naughty:
 

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The 2007 you had was a real beauty with awesome tiger stripes, not many Fadeds look this cool.
Had it been mine I wouldn't...:io:
 

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On paper it had a 50's profile, but there was a weirdness to it which made it feel too thin, too round and too narrow. It's difficult to explain, but as example, I could hardly play a regular Open A chord on it. Just didn't suit my hands at all.

Had it been easy to re-neck a Les Paul, I'd have certainly done that, as the guitar sounded great and sure was pretty.
 

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But at the time I'd also decided to just stick with just my '11 Faded and '16 Special, so I sold the '07 Faded and my Gretsch Panther (which was an absolute beast of a guitar, but Les Pauls are my first love).

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Near $3000? Have prices come up that much on these over the years? When I got mine 6-7 years ago I paid $2000 and it was a little on the high side then, though mines a 2012 "re-run".

Either way, a beautiful guitar. Faded LPs are still my favorite LPs put out the last 20 years outside of the custom shop.
 

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That price might be a tad optimistic, indeed. But hey, who knows.

IIRC I sold that guitar for around £1400 at the time, which I felt was a fair price.
 

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Yo! Long time no see :)
Can anyone fill me in on how much the Standard Faded cost when it was released in 2005?

Cheers! :)
 

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Yo! Long time no see :)
Can anyone fill me in on how much the Standard Faded cost when it was released in 2005?

Cheers! :)
Hi Roccster, glad to hear from you again ( last time was when you bought your white Strat.)
I remember reading that in 2005 the retail price (before taxes) was around 1,350.00 USD with OHSC but can't find the information again... To be confirmed...
 

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