Watch This Before You Spend A Quarter Million On That Burst

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anyone would think this video is hurting someone's "job" the way its getting so much flack he he he
 

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There are MANY knowledgeable people on this board....dozens...I'm just one of the few that will confront the people who "pretend" they are.

One thing I've learned at 50+ yrs old, with yrs of firing and hiring people is that the self proclaimed know-it-alls seldom do and in a crunch time emergency are completely useless people you can rely on the least.

Guess where you fit in that?

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One thing I've learned at 50+ yrs old, with yrs of firing and hiring people is that the self proclaimed know-it-alls seldom do and in a crunch time emergency are completely useless people you can rely on the least.

Guess where you fit in that?
Been doing vintage guitars as my vocation for 30 years. :cheers:


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I’ve been a unique contributing member of this forum for 12 years...you have been here a few months.

Guess where you fit in that?
 
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Been doing vintage guitars as my vocation for 30 years. :cheers:


www.abalonevintage.com


If the 3,000+ photos don’t spell it out for you, then also check out our one-of-a-kind content on:

Facebook
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Or, my two page spread in the April issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine.

Or, this interesting MLPF thread that has around 150,000 views.

http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/1959-gibson-les-paul-standard-guitar-9-0821-detailed-photos.55674/

I’ve been a unique contributing member of this forum for 12 years...you have been here a few months.

Guess where you fit in that?
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If one is going to spend a ton of cash on any vintage instrument wouldn't you want an appraisal from at least one expert, say G. Gruhn? Yes, I know the experts can be fooled as well but more like less a chance than the average guitarist.

Second, I wasn't a huge fan of Ed Roman but he did make one point that holds some water when it comes to vintage guitars. One of the best ways to buy a vintage guitar is from someone who doesn't know what it is. Like a garage sale, barn sale etc.
 

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If one is going to spend a ton of cash on any vintage instrument wouldn't you want an appraisal from at least one expert, say G. Gruhn? Yes, I know the experts can be fooled as well but more like less a chance than the average guitarist.

Second, I wasn't a huge fan of Ed Roman but he did make one point that holds some water when it comes to vintage guitars. One of the best ways to buy a vintage guitar is from someone who doesn't know what it is. Like a garage sale, barn sale etc.
The only way your second point holds water is if YOU know what you are buying at said garage sale.
 

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If one is going to spend a ton of cash on any vintage instrument wouldn't you want an appraisal from at least one expert, say G. Gruhn? Yes, I know the experts can be fooled as well but more like less a chance than the average guitarist.

Second, I wasn't a huge fan of Ed Roman but he did make one point that holds some water when it comes to vintage guitars. One of the best ways to buy a vintage guitar is from someone who doesn't know what it is. Like a garage sale, barn sale etc.
Wasn't Gruhn caught in some "unclear" situation regarding a Burst that turned out not to be a Burst?
:hmm:
 

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The only way your second point holds water is if YOU know what you are buying at said garage sale.
I like my '59 garage sale Burst to have a non-existant case, a three piece top and a Gotdtop finish.
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And don't forget the Mansfield headstock!
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Eric Ernest for MLP MVP!

I've done more than a few authentications myself, and am still amazed at how many people have enough money to drop on a 'burst, but have absolutely no clue about what they're looking at.

Btw, musicians don't buy 'bursts (aside from a few, choice people). Rich people do. And, more often, than not, they have more money than brains. Just another page in their financial portfolio.
 

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Wasn't Gruhn caught in some "unclear" situation regarding a Burst that turned out not to be a Burst?
:hmm:
Don't know about that...but Gruhn's did have an Explorer for sale a few years ago until I hipped them to the fact that it was a "well known" fake. They immediately gave it back to the consignor.
 
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I would want the person inspecting the burst I bought to have as much time inside a burst as it took me to save the $$$,lol..

If I won the lottery I would just fly around and buy the best playing one.. no authentication needed,lol

If I had to work my ass off and sell other assets, I would be hiring an expert and getting professional help!

Would be nice to not have to care though... sad as it is 250k isn’t a lot to quite a few people now days...

Bought some fake stuff... none of it was good for anything but my over confidence,lol... can’t say I would have been disappointed if it was amazing though as I wanted something amazing!
 


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