Goldtop 1960 Classic. 2005 model price check etc

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  1. Jiffy_Jeff

    Jiffy_Jeff Playin Tunes and Having Fun! Silver Supporting Member

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    Little help on a possible Les Paul purchase..

    Goldtop local. Haven't played it yet. Trying to find the time. Said its in lime new condition. No nicks, scratches, etc.

    Two things....
    Is it legit? I know nothing about Les Pauls
    Is it worth the $1500 he is asking?

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  2. SG_Seth

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    Looks legit to me. My buddy used to own a 1960s classic that I played quite a bit. It had a thinner neck but sounded great. I hate the green inlays on those things though.

    $1500 is a little high. I've seen them in the $1200 range. I wouldn't pay more than $1300 for a solid color 60s classic.
     
  3. stump

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    Legit and the price is in range, $1300-$1800 seems to be the norm from what I've seen. It's basically a LP Standard with different pickups. These come with a 500T in the bridge and a 496R in the neck. They're ceramic magnet with pretty high output. Some guys like them, some don't. I have a 2003 in Cinnamon Burst and absolutely love it. The serial number makes that one a 2004 by the way.
     
  4. Jiffy_Jeff

    Jiffy_Jeff Playin Tunes and Having Fun! Silver Supporting Member

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    He also has this Honey Burst for $1300.00. Also in excellent condition.

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  5. Rumblur

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    Classics are the best LP's EXCEPT they have terrible pickups, so play on spending some money immediately. The headstock is legit, and there's no reason to fake the rest of it. The pickguard is particular to that model as well.

    I'd say $1200 is average. Goldtops are cheaper than bursts, and bursts rarely bring more than $1400.
     
  6. loudboy

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    I paid $1200 for a '96 GT Classic, w/Burstbuckers and a replacement pickguard and trussrod cover.

    Included the original stuff, too.

    Great guitar, inlays aren't as green.
     
  7. cowboytim

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    My local music store has THE SAME Guitar exactly. I played through a AC 15 and really liked it. The pick-ups sounded real good to me. I was surprised that they were 496 and 500. pups bone stock owner never real played it....Looked NEW. Tried to find a scratch to get a better deal NONE Perfect guitar. 1500.00.
    I have a few PAF Pickups..........I liked the 495 and 500...again very surprised.
     
  8. charveldan

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    The OP's Les Paul is a 2004 [not 05] the first 2 digits on Classics serial # is the year.

    I paid $1700 for the same guitar 3 years ago, yours is worth $1500 IMO. :munch
     
  9. antbosca

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    I paid $1450 for a copper top one with some playing wear last fall. $1500 is in the ballpark, maybe a little room to bargain down.
     
  10. stump

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    The Burst is pretty nice looking at an even better price. Maybe offer him $2500 for both? Otherwise play them and grab the one you like best. The prices are fine.
     
  11. billboy73

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    I bought one of these a few years ago, and really love it. I happen to like the pickups but some don't. I also like the neck and the yellowed, antique look of the binding and inlays is not to bad. I think I go mine for about $1300 but mine had a few dings.
     
  12. 335guy

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    I picked a black one up for $1,235.00 in 2007. And it was a 2007 model. I think the black ones were the lowest cost color when new.
     
  13. SFW

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    As stated above, that's an 04. $1500 sounds about right. Great guitars. Here's my '01:

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