wow, look what I saw in the guitar store at lunch today

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  1. sausagefingers

    sausagefingers Supporting Member

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    '56 goldtop. It was behind glass, so I could not get my mitts on it. Check out the pricetag!

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    See....if you had not spent your money on lunch, you could have bought that guitar. Lesson here? Learn to brown bag.
     
  3. gtrfinder

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    Wow.
    I dont think that era Goldtops sold for that even during the height of the vintage boom.
     
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    They charge about the same at guitar center.
     
  5. sausagefingers

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    Yup--this was the Rockville MD GC.
     
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    Don't you know to never go into gc unless you are getting cords?
     
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    Wow, good price! It'd be over the top at $70,000, but they seemed to keep the price reasonable.

    :p

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    You, sir, are a very smart man.
     
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    If I sell my soul to the devil can I get TWO of those???
     
  11. Heinz W

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    Priced like it's still 2007. My guess is that it'll be there for awhile. Still, Rockville is a pretty 'high-end' area of Md. (near D.C.), and it is GC, so it's not surprising to see the stratospheric pricing.

    Looks pretty clean from the little that can be seen from that (I'm assuming) cellphone pic. Any full body shots?
     
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    Whoever paid $45K for a Dumble should now jump all over that guitar to go with it!!! LOL
     
  13. sausagefingers

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    I couldn't widen out and get a good pic on my phone. It had that characteristic green-gold patina, very well crackled. The headstock was pretty banged up too...the upper corners looked almost rounded over they were so worn.

    I wish I could have played it, but the case was locked.
     
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    The real question is, what would they offer if you were selling one?
     
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    I see. Sounds gorgeous. That 'green-gold patina' is about the most obvious thing that they can't (or won't) get right on the goldtop reissues.
     
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    I thought that looked familiar. It's been there for at least a year now.

    That store has a bunch of high-end old stuff. They've got a Pre-BS Strat (63 I believe) for about the same money, and a couple "lesser" models for well under $20K (get 'em while they're hot).

    They get (or at least ask) top $$$ for anything used or cool, and they absolutely don't deal in any meaningful way. And if you find anything that does look like a deal, look real close because it's almost guaranteed to have issues.

    Like all GCs, they were more aggressive before the chain was sold--I got a barely used year-old NOS Nocaster there for $1500 with both cases, COA and all. But that was about the last legitimate decent deal I saw there.
     
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    It's not worth half that to anyone. Do a quick gbase check - and those prices are inflated...
     
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    That is "my" Guitar Center where I go for strings, picks and various odds and ends. For some used gear they are okay-- but for any serious vintage gear like that the prices are INSANE, and not in that "Crazy Eddy" discount kind of way.
     
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    Lol, nice.
     

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