1992 LP Standard for $980, good deal?

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  1. heavypick

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    I put a deposit on a 1992 Gibson Les Paul Standard priced at $980. It has a lot of buckle rash, some of the the finish has rubbed off (or something happened) on the back, the bridge pickup doesn't have the silver cover (could be a replacement), and it has Sperzel tuners installed. With all those cons, is it a good deal? It looks sweet from the front and comes with a Gibson case, with the pink lining.
     
  2. kingsxman

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    Yes. its a good deal. Jump on it.
     
  3. heavypick

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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Sounds like a pretty good deal...check to see if it has had any headstock repair. I've seen some decent les pauls go really cheap lately. I picked up a nice 1970's Les Paul custom for just over 1k recently!
     
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    Wow, that's a great deal. I picked up a 79 LPC in good shape, two months ago for $1450 and I thought that was a deal. The Standard's headstock looks good, I checked. I'm more worried about the value because of all the mods but anyway, at least I'll probably play it rather than stash it in the closet.
     
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    Yep, I concur, sounds like a sweet deal on a nice player grade Std. Let us know what you think when you get it home and post a pic or 2 of your new bargain!
     
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    Sounds like a nice deal for a "players" LP. I would jump on it. As already mentioned give the neck/ headstock area a good look for any breaks, repairs,etc.
     
  9. heavypick

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    As far as I could tell, the headstock looked ok. I'm not an expert on detecting repairs but I'm guessing I would see ghosts of glue or some marks that imply a fix. There was a tiny, barely noticeable nick but it looked like it was from the stand or something.
     
  10. Phil M

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    If the guitar is in one piece and the neck's not warped, that sounds like a good deal. Buy it and take pics for us!

    If you don't like it and it's not damaged, you'll be able to sell it here.
     
  11. heavypick

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    Sounds like a plan.
     
  12. RussB

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    Some buckle rash and a few nicks? Heck, that's relicing, and should increase the value by a couple thou ;)

    I have a '90 LP Std, and 2 of the original Schaller branded tuners actually came apart shortly after buying it. I replaced them with Schaller M6's

    Sounds like a good score :)
     
  13. treeofpain

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    Make sure the body and neck have binding, and that the Gibson logo is inlaid. It is easy for a seller to slap a "standard" truss rod cover on a Studio or lesser model in order to increase its value.

    Otherwise, yes, it's a good deal.
     
  14. RichieRich

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    I paid $1000 for an '88 gibson les paul standard with paf's

    =)
     
  15. Phil M

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    Hmm, I guess it never dawned on my that someone might confuse a Standard and a Studio. Maybe you're right. You need to know for certain what you're buying (once again, I assume you do). Yeah, it's gotta have body and neck binding (though not headstock binding) and the "Gibson" logo is inlaid.
     
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    Finding an LP Standard in decent shape for under $1K is getting harder and harder to do.

    It should hold its value just fine. You can always look around on Ebay for period correct parts and replace the tuners and pickups.
     
  17. RussB

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    Why, so it can suck again? :crazyguy
     
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    Yeah, I don't like Gibson pickups, but if the guy views after-market features as being a con, he can put it back like it was, although it won't be original.
     
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    Gotcha: 1981 Les Paul Standard for $700.
    Lots of rash and a few scars..but solid. Still love it.
     
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    my pawnshop prize..
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    1978 LP Std for $250.. :hide
     

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