I am being offered a LP Mojave burst 2018 for about 2000€ (about 2440 USD). Prices tend to be a little higher here in Europe. Any thoughts about this model and pricing? There is a small scratch in the back. And what about the neck profile?
I’m not familiar with the Standard lineup from 2008 to 2020 (Henry J. era) to me it seemed like the Standards changed drastically every year, with things getting wackier with every change. I’m not sure which happened and when. I wouldn’t decide based on a couple of photos.
It’s not a finish I thought much of, but that example actually looks really nice. I agree that you should go try it and see if it’s a good one for you. Can’t speculate on pricing for Europe, but used gear is going for higher than normal prices right now. I doubt that will last forever so if you feel like you’re paying a premium you might be able to try to get a better price without worrying about undervaluing it.
The list price for a 2018 Standard was just a little below 3000€ when new in Europe. They were quite expensive.
At a store, I once compared that to a 2019 Standard HP model, and would say that the HP model is the wacky one that I didn't like at all, whereas the regular 2018 Standard is actually not an oddball. It does have the locking tuners (good), compound radius fretboard (good for those bends) and push-pull pots (that offer hidden extra tones but are not in the way by any means). Otherwise it's just a very nice, playable LP. The asymmentric neck is not that different to a 60's slim taper, but everybody have their preference for necks anyway.
I'd say 2000€ is a good deal for that guitar. Remember that it's not the same guitar as the new Standards, so you can't directly compare them price-wise.