Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom

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  1. blueroommusic

    blueroommusic Supporting Member

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    This should be fun! OK looking for opinions on purchasing a Page Les Paul Custom to be released on the 15th. NOT THE DNA $25K version but the other 6K model with a bigsby.. Let the party begin!
     
  2. rrhea

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    It is actually a surprisingly good price. If I hadn't bought ****-tons of gear lately I'd have gotten one just to flip on the Bay for a small profit.

    Of course, knowing me I'd have fallen in love with it and never sold it... like I do most of the time. ;)

    If you can check it out first, I'd say buy it because it likely will be worth more than $6k someday.

    RR
     
  3. cacibi

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    Wow - no offense - but I'm starting to feel like the world has gone bats*$t crazy with regard to gear prices, and guitar prices in particular.

    I mean - it's a beautiful looking guitar and all - don't get me wrong, but I think Fender (specifically the Gretsch line) and Gibson are both ratcheting things up a bit much lately. It's starting to get to the point that I feel like retailers should expect to be negotiating with buyers - because if their gear is going to have used car prices - they should expect used car negotiations.
     
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    Agreed... Prices are out of control.... But some people will happily pay it. Until people stop shelling out the dough - prices will not stabilize.
     
  5. Groovey Records

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    Who would want a limited Jimmy Page Custom Les Paul with a Bigsby and custom wiring for 6k when you could put the $ in the stock market !
    Ha Ha Haaaaa

    This Guitar is gonna go over like a Led Zeppelin
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    listening to Robert Gordon w/ Link Wray
    on Vinyl 4 real
     
  6. rich2k4

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    i bet you can buy a normal les paul custom, have a bigsby installed, and then do the pickup wiring yourself, and it will come out cheaper then the jimmy page.

    the jimmy page version is nothing special.
     
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    Ha, I am not alone! Of course, the world really _has_ gone crazy lately, and not just with gear prices.

    - Chris
     
  8. davess23

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    High end guitars are costing more than ever these days...along with just about everything else.

    But the good news is that now you can get really nice, good sounding, good playing well-made guitars for short money: the quality of entry level and mid-priced guitars nowadays is phenomenally high. The beginner or student can get lots, and I do mean lots more for the money now than ever before.
     
  9. rrhea

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    Well of course it is a ridiculous price, but not bad for Gibson. I mean, look at what some of the reissues have cost lately. I realize that this guitar isn't a hand realized replica guitar like Lenny or EHV's Frankenstein... but I am surprised they priced it a $6k. They could have easily asked more and people would pay it.

    As far as investing, people who can afford gear like this also have money to (and do) invest in the stock market. ;) These are just toys that people who move gear a lot keep for a while, flip later (for a profit, if possible) and get the next thing (the money "pool" is not about wealth, it's about funding more gear purchases). It's all about collecting and trading. I've never been good at it since I want to keep everything I buy. :)

    RR
     

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