Anyone think that this guitar is worth $500.00

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  1. blood5150

    blood5150 Member

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    I really like it... 1977 pre lawsuit Ibanez Les Paul...

    What do you guys think????


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  2. Trego

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    yes

    I would buy it if I could swing the cash
     
  3. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Ehh, that sunburst job looks cheap.

    Emee
     
  4. bilbal

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    I think it's cool - I would buy it - if I had the scratch.
     
  5. biggreen

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    Definately ot if it has a bolt on neck, and probably not even if it is set.
     
  6. slider

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    I have one in wine red, fantastic player. I paid too much, 650, but it's clean, all original. I'd get it. People on this board have very high standards.
     
  7. Wheels

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    Yes.

    Let me know if you get rid of it.

    Wheels
     
  8. blood5150

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    actually Im thinking of buying it.....
     
  9. Gasp100

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    My Buddy has an all black one that he got from another friend. I think it's currently in pieces right now. From what I remember playing that guitar even in it's heyday it needed work. Nut job, new pickups, etc... but it may have been a bad example. Can you play it first? Or get the seller to give you VERY detailed analysis of the playability, tuning stability, sound, feel, etc...?
     
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    Solid top or hollow bent ply? If this was set neck and solid top, hit it. If not, walk away - there are plenty of good LP replicas from this era that are 'correct spec' and similarly priced...
     
  11. Smakutus

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    Bolt on or set neck?

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  12. Goldstrat

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    I have a 77 Aria that is a bolt on and similar. It has great sustain in fact I play it more than my expensive Gibsons. Play it and if you think it is good it is.
     
  13. blood5150

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    Here are some other pics... its a bolt on, and the tuners have also been upgraded at some time....

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  14. Scott Auld

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    Pass. There are much better Epis out there, find one from the early- to mid-nineties for $400.

    Unless you're GAS'ing for this particular axe, in which case no amount of logic will work on you, and you should just get it; after which you may or may not still like it as much. IF you're GAS'ing, that is.
     
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    Yep. I say worth it if a set neck, but that's way too expensive for a bolt on. It should be closer to the $250-300 range.
     
  16. dosmun

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    +1
    I wouldn't pay over $200. $500 can get you a much nicer guitar
     
  17. EdMan57

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    Would a bolt on Les Paul copy warrant a part in a Gibson legal action?I sometime hear even the bolt on copies mentioned in said debate.

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    The bolt on neck and changed tuners are "tells" that it wasn't all that great at the time and isn't worth $500 now.
     
  19. RichieRich

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    i wouldn't shim my ladder with that thing.
     
  20. slider

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    Y'all are harsh. Play one of these things; mine's chambered and is a fantastic guitar. There are a lot of Ibanez collectors. Not everyone can afford a 3-5k American guitar.
    To be technical about it- the guitar pictured has the 'tulip' headstock, not the 'open book', so is not, strictly speaking, a lawsuit guitar.
     

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