All you Vintage Gibson guys read this>> wow

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  1. rick31797

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    I suppose if there is some way to authenticate the switch ring, it's probably worth all the expenses to have a 100% 'original' if you can call it that guitar...

    That said, it's nuts.
     
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    I can never get that site to open for me. Always times out. Anyone else have that problem?
     
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    You are lucky.
     
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    I believe a 50's les paul pickguard goes for around $8-9000.

    I paid some good money for parts to make the bottom 225 original again:
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    Bwahaahha...even better are the guys who are willing to spend $300 for a set of plastic pickup mounting rings from DMC for their Historic Reissue's to make them appear more Historically correct :worried

    Now I've yanked a set or two of Burstbuckers out of Historics to upgrade, but the switching out the plastics thing is sort of lost on me. Whatever, play the damn things.
     
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    I have a 1966 Guild pickguard, do i hear, 1,000.00 to start..
    LOL
     
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    Considering what the LP is worth, that doesn't seem too bad to me, in context. On its own, it seems outrageous.
     
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    Very cool. I've always liked 225s, a very under-rated guitar IMO. Blonde ones are rare too... especially Ds, so two is extra cool :cool:. I had a '57 single-pickup Blonde which I fitted a Bigsby to - it came to me with a badly-fitted crappy non-original trapeze and a cheap floating bridge, so I think I actually improved it... at least it was a 'period correct mod' afterwards :). I couldn't get on with the position of the pickup though... right in the way. If it had been a D I would most likely still have it, so I'm jealous ;).

    I hate you for the single-PAF 175 too BTW :p. I had the case from one, once :).


    And hogy is right, of course. Un-duplicatable original parts in incredibly limited supply - because the number ever made is basically the same as the number of original guitars - are worth more or less anything you want, to the person who needs one to restore an otherwise all-original guitar. And yes they are un-duplicatable, if you know what to look for.
     
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    Perfectly said!
     
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    off-topic, but i think this picture answers a question for me. it looks like yes, i can put a "trapeze-wraparound les paul tailpiece thingy" on my es125tdc, if i ever find one for it. that's the only bridge i can think of that will give me decent sustain and string-bending response on a fully hollow guitar with such a shallow neck angle.
     
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    Almost 3 Million dollars worth of what I like to call BurstHeaven !

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    if you dig vintage bursts take a look at mylespaul.com
     
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    Yup. Kinda like how much are you willing to pay for a headlight for a '32 Cord?

    You don't get those at Kragen....
     
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    You need an actual ES-225 one - the '52 Les Paul one isn't long enough. Unfortunately the 225 one seems rarer - I tried finding one when I had my 225, and couldn't, although I did come across a couple of LP ones... so I put the Bigsby on it instead.

    FWIW, fitting a Bigsby also increases the sustain on one of these guitars in my experience - even without the front roller bar, which you don't want on a fully-hollow guitar anyway. I assume it's the much greater mass that does it.
     
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    I know i need a proper toggle nut

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