Les Paul Special (not faded), or similar for $800. Ideas?

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  1. superthumbs

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    The only guitar I regret selling is a 1994 Les Paul Special double cut in TV Yellow. I am currently searching for a new guitar and this style is high on my list. I am not looking for the "faded" variety, they just don't feel good to me.

    I am not interested in the faded variety and every LP Special I have come across lately is $1100.

    What else is available that would be similar to this LP Special I miss so much? My budget is $800, can it be done?
     
  2. MuseCafeChris

    MuseCafeChris Senior Member

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    A Hamer Special from the early '90s. Also a double cut, also available in yellow, within your budget.

    In fact, there's one on eBay now.
     
  3. SUBmariner

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    Check the "for sale" emporium, there's one with Fralins and some other minor alterations over there up for sale for within your budget.
     
  4. RockStarNick

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    Yeah, that's me! :p

    It IS a faded, but I buffed it to a nice low gloss. Fralins in it too. Consider it...

    Other suggestions from me: Perhaps make your own from Warmoth, or just keep looking... I dont think a PRS SE is going to make you happy.
     
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    Ditto on the Hamer but I'd look for even earlier stuff. The key thing to be aware of is what size and shape of neck you are looking for.

    If you're looking for a Louisville Slugger monster neck, you might not like most of the Hamer's.
     
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    I have a gloss 97 LP Special DC in heritage cherry in the emporium for just $100 more than your budget.
     
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    What's wrong with faded? It's just made to look "vintage," right?

    But you don't like the feel?

    Cause I'm seriously thinking about buying their "faded" LP Standard with 50s neck.
     
  8. 8Painting

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    They dont look vintage, at all.

    They look like they skipped the last coat of paint.
     
  9. superthumbs

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    I like the feel of the neck binding on the '90s Specials, the faded don't have the binding. Also the body is a bit weird to me, like they didn't fill the wood grain or something.
     
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    I was checkin' it out and it is a nice looking guitar. That is exactly what I am looking for, but I need to unload my Tele first.
     
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    Keepin mind that the Hamers don't have bound necks & have a very flat fingerboard radius. Nice guitars, but won't feel the same.

    Tony
     

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