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Gibson floating bridge from 1984

#1 User is offline   klj1962 

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

Does anyone recognize this Gibson-stamped full floating bridge? It's from a 1984 Gibson Les Paul Custom that I purchased in 1985. I'm trying to figure out if it makes the guitar more or less valuable. I've barely used it in 30+ years, and it's time to sell it.

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#2 User is offline   NHTom 

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:37 PM

It is a Gibson branded version of a Kahler locking trem.

I have one on an 84 Explorer.

I personally love mine and prefer them to the Floyd Rose style, but I think most prefer the Floyds.

As far as value goes....and this is only my opinion, I'd have to say if anything it would decrease the value as most Les Paul fans seem to prefer the traditional stop bar/tune-o-matic set up over anything with a trem.

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#3 User is offline   Twang Gang 

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:08 PM

I think as long as it is original to the guitar it shouldn't effect the value one way or the other [confused]
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