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Happy New Year I'm on crack Craig's List LES PAUL ad

Jim S

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1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop - This is a rare bird. I've had this guitar for 25 years. It was pretty beat up when I bought it: crack at headstock/neck (fairly common in these models), poor intonation, terrible action, buzzes, crackles, etc. About 15 years ago I brought her back to life: professional repair on the headstock/neck, new frets, new wiring. This has been my workhorse ever since. Guitar plays great now and you can't beat the tone of those mini-humbuckers. Value/price on this guitar ranges from $4,200 to over $8,000. Guitar Center has two, each listed at $6,000. $3,700 is a solid price for this classic and highly-collectible guitar. Cash required. Serious inquiries only, please.
and some in the TGP Peanut Gallery thought I overpaid for my 71 Deluxe goldtop with a headstock repair at $1700
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Guitar Josh

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If that's a professional repair I'd hate to see an unprofessional one.
 

Heinz W

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$3700 for a Deluxe with a headstock repair?!? :nuts

It's funny how all those Norlin Gibson's and CBS Fender's from the '70s are now commanding these prices. Most are not very good, especially the late '70s stuff. My friend has a clean, no issues '71 Deluxe that plays and sounds decent but I'd buy a used R9 or new R8 WAY before I'd pay that kind of scratch for any Norlin, especially with issues.

Older doesn't necessarily mean better.
 

lpdeluxe

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The dealers have run out of the really cool, desirable Les Pauls and are now flogging whatever they can get their hands on.

Nothing against Deluxes -- see my signature (mine's a 1970 that I paid $750 for -- no repairs, no issues except that I replaced the pickups with SD SM-1s, original case).
 

Robert1950

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Every guy who puts an ad like this up is either hoping that one of those suckers born every minute will buy it or he is truly on drugs or in some other mental state that involves detachment from reality.
 

Udonitron

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Granted that headstock repairs, if done properly, are a hell of a lot tougher than when it was stock and unbroken however that does not qualify as a professional repair when it is done with a hammer! Yikes...

The repair may have been done by a professional, just not a guitar repair professional.
Yeah perhaps a masonry pro :D?
 

newswede

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Well, I guess you can't knock him for trying.....or maybe you can. lol Why not!? That's a LOT of dough for a broken maple necked LP though!
 




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