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  1. Yes, it is Leo Quan. I dont think the knobs are replacements. I could be wrong though. As for the tuners, I dont know. I sure wish I could find one for $750, if you find one post the link.
  2. i would buy many of these at $750, I think those days are long gone.
  3. There may already be thread about this. If there is let me know. I am curious about mods and the affect on value. I know it all depends on what it was. I am looking at a 59 melody maker full scale. It has the bridge replaced. The original is long gone. The rest is original. not the guitar case. Without saying the asking price, would there a general rule on something like this?
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    ES125 TCD

    I have a '64 ES-125 TC. It has a serial number on the back of the head-stock. I little hard to read but its there.
  5. too late now........I usually use Reverb for pricing, but is seems like everything is dropping in price substantially on Reverb. Have the people with G.A.S. finally gone broke?
  6. I was worried that it not being the original bridge would affect value greatly. The prices are all over the place on line. I have it at roughly $5500 USD, from me averaging out many guitars.
  7. Hi, I am looking a 1953 Gibson ES 175 and the bridge has been replaced with a tunomatic and it has a bigsby installed. How much does this affect the value and now it is not all original. It does have the original case.
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    Gibson Series A?

    I think this guy may have fooled by someone. I have never seen the sticker inside before though. Feel bad if his buddy realy did this to him, may be a hard scam though. My link
  9. Most advertisements are saying it comes with a hard shell case
  10. Yeah, I was curious because of the price drop. It seems nasty if you just bought one for close to $2000 or more and the 2016 models are identical. I wouldn't be happy if it were me. Great for new buyers, for sure. Yet now there are studios for almost $2000? I know the suggested Gibson prices aren't always the price in store. It must be the end times.
  11. Are the new 2016 Firebirds not as good as the ones from recent years? If they are, that would be a kick to anyone that recently paid $2000 for one.
  12. thanks for the Reverb link, havent been there before. I will see what happens, I like it but am not willing to over pay, can't afford to over pay that is. Still wondering if those tuning pegs could successfully be straightened? I have lots of guitars as it is now, I am looking at vintage stuff that wont break my pocketbook, but are kinda cool.
  13. It wouldn't be for gigging. I am a crappy guitar player anyway lol. It would be just for the historical/investment aspect. I know that it would never be a million dollar guitar. I am trying to turn some of my "newer gear" into vintage gear. Right now I have the offer of a '73 super reverb and cash, that he would take. I do love that super reverb though. The tuners on this one are a little mangled, I wonder if they can be straightened out. It was the 3/4 size really that my buddies said even $1200 was too much.
  14. could pick this up for about $1200. Some of friends that know a few things, say I should look for a doucle cut 2 pu version from early 60's. Say they are better and hold value better. What do you all think?
  15. I was thinking in around $2500 to $3000, I was thinking vintage or not, it is still a low end model. Does the term "low end model" even apply to vintage guitars? I read an article about ES125 increasing 15% in value a year. I know I have been trying to sell some things to fund a 1966 ES125CD , I even had my 2011 Gibby TBird bass for $850 for 3 days with no replies. I think people are broke right now and milk and bread are more important than rock and roll.
  16. ES125 TD kijiji ad I have been researching these guitars for about a month now. I almost bought a 66 CD model, but neck was wonky. The $4000 price tag seems high to me for the one in the ad above. Is it a good price?
  17. I read an article that said something like this... The gibson parts department has been selling 3 times what it normally sells due to the knockoffs. People have been buying legit Gibson parts and replacing the crap parts on the Chibsons. I tried to search for the article, but cant find it. Dont know how true that would be. I did own an R9 chibson that I paid $200 for, it was every bit a $200 guitar. I eventually sold it though. I own 5 real Gibsons now. My brother bought me a fake Rickenbacker bass from Toronto, from Logical guitars in Vancouver. He paid $700 for it. It was every bit a $200 bass lol. I notice that Logical guitars do not advertise the ric knockoffs on there site. In the end, I do believe that we over pay for the high end brands, and it appears that the quality of these high end brands keep going down hill. That is why when I am buying a $2000 instrument, I try many of them out first. I am completely satisfied with all my Gibsons, Rickenbackers, Fenders etc. Are they really worth the high price? I dont know, but you only live once. And I love living in debt.
  18. When I decided to get my first LP, I was lucky enough to get an Ebony Classic Custom. I was concerned about the 'baked maple' thing, but I love it. It will most likely be my only Les Paul. It is a back breaker though.... As far as buying one these days, all I know is that I dont like P-90's, but thats my thing. I have a few friends with studio's and specials with P-90's and they love them. I guess I like the growl of the 57 classics in my LP. I recently bought a firebird for a great deal, I love those pick ups as well. 495's I believe. It is what you like, and I suggest trying a bunch out. Good luck.
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    12 strings

    they are so much cheaper when it come to buying vintage. almost 1/3 the price it seams. I guess the are a niche market.............. My link
  20. It seems like the tone knob doesn't do a thing lol. I like the bass but since I got a 4003, it just sits there. It does look nice next to my Firebird though.............
  21. I recently wanted to sell my Thunderbird to fund another purchase. I bought it brand new in 2011 for $1349 plus tax. They are now going for $ 2249 at the Long and McQuade chain. I tried to like this bass, but I think i may have got a dud. Anyway, I had it on Kijiji for $1000; for almost 3 months. No takers. I guess these basses dont hold there value? I have locked up the case and stored it away. I will try again next year.
  22. looks funny to me My link
  23. Here is a post from a Toronto shop. For the age it is alot cheaper than others. I know nothing about this guitar and the description is very vague? Was it really Les Pauls favorite guitar? Les Paul Recording
  24. My link is it just the pic or does the open book look wierd on this headstock?
  25. My link Is there something special about this one?
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