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Gibson Government Series II Les Paul PIctures (2014) Picked up from Zzounds on 1/22/14

#1 User is offline   evildoer993 

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:50 AM

I didn't do a profile pic since they exist..

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Enjoy.. or hate. My only dissapointment is the case isn't stamped government series.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:50 AM

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:51 AM

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

Looks killer. What color is that? Diggin the black hardwares.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

It's "Government Tan". Also, the back of the headstock is stamped 2013. Which makes sense, since these were made available this month.

It plays nice. It's kind of refreshing, because ultimately, I'm kind of a fender guy.

Five guitars.. four are fender. I've had some Epi LP's before (two or three), but never the real deal. It's fun to play and the neck is pretty beefy.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

I see it comes with the pickguard, does it also come with the poker chip?


I really like it, but I think I'd have to add the guard and chip.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

Double checked.. I did not recieve a pokerchip.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:13 AM

Great looking guitar. I like that a lot better than the first Govt series.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

View PostNHTom, on 24 January 2014 - 04:04 PM, said:

I see it comes with the pickguard, does it also come with the poker chip?


I really like it, but I think I'd have to add the guard and chip.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:14 AM

View PostmKwatra427, on 25 January 2014 - 01:52 AM, said:

How would you add a poker chip to the guitar?


Take the knurled nut off the switch and place the poker chip over it before replacing the but.
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:36 PM

Sorry guys, had to remove the pics with the serial #'s since these shot up in value pretty quickly. I've seen $2000+, one on Ebay is going for $2650+ with a day to go (36 bids). I intended to hang on to it for a while, now I'm not so certain. I'm a little afraid to play it because I think this might be more legit collectors territory, where I'm kind of a hobbyist.

We'll see. I'm thinking about selling it to get my dad his dream guitar.

Just a heads up if anyone is legitimately interested in this specific guitar. It's been played about an hour (lightly total) and is being stored in a non-smoking house in its case, in my closet.

I apologize if anyone takes this as a "bump" or a "trade attempt". It's not. I just wanted to let everyone know I took down a few pics in case someone is doing research or what not.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:16 AM

Congratulations!

I love it! Nice color.

I've found a very nice strap for You, that fits the theme of the guitar: http://www.google.se...ved=0CGoQrQMwBw

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:57 AM

View Postevildoer993, on 11 February 2014 - 10:36 PM, said:

...I intended to hang on to it for a while, now I'm not so certain. I'm a little afraid to play it because I think this might be more legit collectors territory, where I'm kind of a hobbyist....

Whilst I like the guitar I can understand your dilemma.

If it was mine I'm pretty sure I'd sell it now when they are fetching big bucks.
If you were to get $2,500 or more you could choose - either for your dad or yourself - something you'd possibly be unlikely to buy under different circumstances.

Good luck with the decision-making process!

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:08 AM

...then I assume those Double Diamond series would be even more sought-after...

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:50 AM

View Postevildoer993, on 11 February 2014 - 10:36 PM, said:

Sorry guys, had to remove the pics with the serial #'s since these shot up in value pretty quickly. I've seen $2000+, one on Ebay is going for $2650+ with a day to go (36 bids).


So is that 36 stupid individuals, or two stupid individuals doing something stupid 18 times each? 3 and 6 maybe?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:57 AM

Hello!

Couldn't find any on eBay...probably, some offered 6-digit figures for them BIN.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

What makes these so special?..and people are paying daft money for them?....

So Gibson had some wood....the Government took the wood....Government gave back the wood,



And Gibson make another version of the Studio with the wood they had before the Government took the wood.would you believe it?

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:37 AM

a handful of bidders on that one still in it

http://offer.ebay.co...0&showauto=true

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:42 AM

Yes, they are indeed all way too smart to pay for the frivolous binding and fancy paint jobs on standards. [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:47 AM

View Postpauloon, on 12 February 2014 - 10:18 AM, said:

What makes these so special?..and people are paying daft money for them?....

So Gibson had some wood....the Government took the wood....Government gave back the wood,



And Gibson make another version of the Studio with the wood they had before the Government took the wood.would you believe it?

Indeed I do believe so. It may have taken them a certain time for reconditioning the wood since it perhaps has been stored under less defined or inappropriate conditions, and so it took long until approval for using it.

I am sure this is not a publicity stunt but definitely the wood as declared by the certificates.
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