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Did you guys nail the "1960 Les Paul" on "Pawn Stars"?

MikeMcK

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... before the expert came in? Poor guy thought he had a 1960 LP Custom... but the volute and the separating body seam told a different story.
 

mockoman

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Didn't see the show,but you say volute and body seam (pancake body?),that means 70's. Probably weighed 15 lbs too.
What did they say it was worth?
 

Whiskeyrebel

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So who was the dude that tried to sell it? Anybody make him from the band he was in? He said who he'd toured with but he must have meant, what bands HIS band toured with. He named Triumph and it was surely not Rik Emmet.
 

XKnight

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It was a 70s pancake body LP and I thought the price offered by the Pawn Stars was way too high, especially given the condition the guitar was in. Don't recall the exact amount offered, but definitely thought it was way high. Anyone remember the price offered?
 

markw1980

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Ahhh...I guess I must have tuned in right as they were telling the guy that his 70s Les Paul was worth $2000, and he looked disappointed. THAT explains it! I was thinking $2000 is about right, but if he thought it was a 1960...
 

_pete_

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Yeah, the guy was looking for $25K and they offered him $2K. As soon as I saw the pancake seam I knew he was in for a big let down.
It was a decent looking Paul though and $2K seemed fair to me.

I have no idea who the guy was though. He said he toured with Toto and Triumph.
 

whitehall

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Yep I knew as soon as I saw it. I was wondering how it was gonna play out. And remember the show is scripted television. Suppose you had something you thought was really valuable. Would your first thought be I'll try and sell it to a pawn shop ?
 

SeeMoore

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Yep I knew as soon as I saw it. I was wondering how it was gonna play out. And remember the show is scripted television. Suppose you had something you thought was really valuable. Would your first thought be I'll try and sell it to a pawn shop ?
Yea, I wondered about that too, alot of these people are taking less money than they could get elsewhere, even e-bay.

Another show I KNOW is bogus is Repo Men, it's not reality, it's BS.
 

mrface2112

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As soon as I saw the pancake seam I knew he was in for a big let down.
yeah, there was no mistaking that. you could see the seam from across the room.

It was a decent looking Paul though and $2K seemed fair to me.
i totally thought $2k was fair. i'd pay that for a '74 Custom, given that it's the same age as me and all that. :facepalm

I have no idea who the guy was though. He said he toured with Toto and Triumph.
No clue here either and I'm a BIG triumph fan. i'm suspecting, obviously, that he was in a band who opened (or roadied?) for those bands sometime in the 80s......"toured with" sure leaves a lot of open connotations.

cheers,
wade
 

cugel

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yeah the shoiw is entertaining but clearly anyone who didnt just fall of the turnip truck knows pawn shops give you the worst prices for anything and with ebay and craiglists ...its a totally fake show
 

CharAznable

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No clue here either and I'm a BIG triumph fan. i'm suspecting, obviously, that he was in a band who opened (or roadied?) for those bands sometime in the 80s......"toured with" sure leaves a lot of open connotations.
Funny how that goes. One day at NEARfest I was hanging out with this really cool guy and having beers. I asked him about what he did, and he said he used to "work for" Gentle Giant. It took me some time to realize that this was Gentle Giant guitarist Gary Green, and I'm a big Gentle Giant nut! First of all, he was totally humble and unassuming, and second, I had never seen a picture of him newer than 1977.

Back on topic, it's funny how in this show they bring an expert for everything, and they're like, well, it will be 7k in an auction, but we'll give you 4k.

Why not auction it off then?
 




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