Is this a fair price for a Gibson Les Paul?

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  1. PinoyBoy

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    that's a great price










    for the seller
     
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    You buying it for an investment or a player? If you're looking for a player you could get a new R8, or R7 at a fraction of the price.
     
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    The start price is high. The buy it now is even higher. I won't speculate on how altered is the state of the seller...
     
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    I posted my heritage pic last week ...... 1600 new, AAAA+ top, choice woods, real MOP inlays

    with gibson you don't get that for the price

    with gibson you pay for the headstock sticker
     
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    The seller is coo coo for coco puffs with that price.
     
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    I had one of these in the 80's. Neck joint into the body is not correct so if you're buying it to play, it won't sound like a Historic at all. It will have a harder midrange to it, which you will like or hate.
     
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    Why start that? Why? Did anyone ask about Heritage? :horse

    Your Heritage unfortunately was worth $800 the second you walked out of the store, too. Fine guitars, Heritage, but again--why?

    You also pay for the resale. And a name that is synonymous with quality electric guitars. And has been for SEVENTY YEARS. If you don't want a Gibson, don't buy one. And you don't need to feel insecure about your decision.

    And to answer the poster's question, the guitar is overpriced, but not by as much as many of the aforementioned replies are insinuating.
     
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    Seems pricey for an elite, but check what they're actually selling for on eBay. Sometimes crazy stuff happens.
     
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    I agree with Thwap. If you're looking for a player I would buy a new R7 or R8. If you're looking for an investment, which I believe to be speculative at that price, buy the Les Paul Heritage Elite.
     
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    So far there are no bids on that guitar. That tells me something.
    As far as good deals on eBay, I think you can do better.
    The Gibson Historic re-issues that have sold recently have been sold for less than this starting price.
    I just purchased a 1996 R9 with an immaculate tiger eye flame in mint condition with a case and strap for $3,049. Now that is an exceptional deal IMO. But you can get them. Look for R8's too, they have great tops and have been selling in the 2's.
    Check out this thread from the LP forum. http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106603&highlight=yossi

    Yossi
     
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    The first clue it's not a good deal is the seller's insistence that it is. If he's so finely attuned to the soon to skyrocket value of this guitar he should keep it. I wanted to reach through the screen and yell 'shuddup already'. Just my humble opinion.
     
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    Thanks to all who replied... this really helps a lot. I've seen very beautiful 1959 and 1958 reissues on this board that either cost the same or were going for less.

    'Much appreciated assistance...
     

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