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Old 03-31-2013, 07:39 PM
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Les Paul's Les Paul? Treasure Detectives.

So funny to watch this guy throw a fit about the value of his Les Paul:


http://www.cnbc.com/id/100348957

I recommend watching the whole episode to see how the team authenticates the guitar.

Here's another clip:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100582799

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:46 PM
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From my many years in the MI world, I saw his lil bitch fit coming. It was just a recent model stock LP. Even if gigged by Les a few times, never worth a fraction of what dude was expecting.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:49 PM
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I saw that episode!!!

I wish we could have seen the lawyer telling him that an expert having an opinion about the validity of a claim isn't a violation of his rights nor did it cause him damages!!!

That guy was a troll
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:05 PM
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I run into a-holes like that guy almost every week of my life. They're a disgusting form of sub-human scum.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:13 PM
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From my many years in the MI world, I saw his lil bitch fit coming. It was just a recent model stock LP. Even if gigged by Les a few times, never worth a fraction of what dude was expecting.
Do you know him?


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Old 03-31-2013, 09:26 PM
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Yep, he went to the Phil Helmuth Finishing School.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:47 PM
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Who is the scum? the person who was upset that their Les Paul wasn't worth what they thought it was?

Or was the scum the person who presumably sold the guy a Les Paul for an over-inflated price ie. fraud?

Or was the scum the valuer for setting the guy up on TV knowing he'd be upset and make a scene - ie. baiting him for a reaction?

I don't know - the clip was too short for me to get a proper picture of the whole scenario. Either way - despite the guy's reaction - I feel sorry for him if he was duped.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:04 PM
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Who is the scum? the person who was upset that their Les Paul wasn't worth what they thought it was?

Or was the scum the person who presumably sold the guy a Les Paul for an over-inflated price ie. fraud?

Or was the scum the valuer for setting the guy up on TV knowing he'd be upset and make a scene - ie. baiting him for a reaction?

I don't know - the clip was too short for me to get a proper picture of the whole scenario. Either way - despite the guy's reaction - I feel sorry for him if he was duped.
He wasn't duped. He though he was smarter than everyone else and was about to get rich on a guitar he bought.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:08 PM
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He wasn't duped. He though he was smarter than everyone else and was about to get rich on a guitar he bought.
ahhh - Ok - now i get it... He had it coming then...
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:43 PM
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What puzzled me was, if he was such an educated collector, why did he need the Treasure Detective team to authenticate and appraise it?
Try and catch the whole episode, they talk to Les Paul's guitar tech, a pearl inlay guy, etc.
Pretty exhaustive research into the guitar.

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I think that frequents my local Craigslist, LOL.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:47 AM
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Couldn't happen to a nicer Douche ...
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:54 AM
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What puzzled me was, if he was such an educated collector, why did he need the Treasure Detective team to authenticate and appraise it?...
I think he was just looking for exposure/free advertising.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:06 AM
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What puzzled me was, if he was such an educated collector, why did he need the Treasure Detective team to authenticate and appraise it?
Try and catch the whole episode, they talk to Les Paul's guitar tech, a pearl inlay guy, etc.
Pretty exhaustive research into the guitar.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:07 AM
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That was a staged reaction just like every other "reality" TV show these days. It's not enough to tell an interesting story, you have to have false staged drama.
Poor acting by a non actor. He really doesn't expect to get $ 500,000 for it, but he probably hopes to get $ 50,000. That $ 500,000 asking price is just to create a false sense of worth in the marketplace. He has it on Ebay right now. As stated it was free advertising.

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