1998 Les Paul Special
Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:23 AM
I am thinking about buying a Gibson Les Paul, and I have the Les Paul Special being offered, it is 1998 model, the serial number is 93298378. My question is how much is this guitar worth brand new?
Appreciate any input, thanks.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:32 AM
As for a new 1998, I'd watch Ebay and see if one pops up that turned up from sitting around in a stock room.
Is this the guitar?
The pictures aren't very clear but if it's in good shape, I'd say it's worth $850.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:50 PM
BTW, here's the MF exclusive for $1499.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:34 AM
That's exactly what I had in mind, in natural Mahogany. Why do they call it Cherry?
I've been looking at them for years.
I would have liked to buy a pair - one with P-90's (or 100's) and one with humbuckers.
Our oldest boy (19) has one in the Faded finish and loves it. (First LP....)
I hate the way it looks and feels, but it does play and sound great.
I'm not sure what the differences are, but barring a few pricey exceptions in recent years, they are not worth more than $700. Evidently these new ones are something special? What justifies the doubled price?
Of course, getting your hands on a pristine example of an older used guitar can alter that.....
I've payed too much for a few guitars, knowing exactly what I was doing, simply because it was damned nice!
Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:39 AM
It already had the Fralins when I got it, so I can't really help you.