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  1. The black/white Les Paul looks classy. I'd rock it.
  2. Good for you, Dave. I don't get why people hang onto guitars they don't use. What about the double neck? I'm also trying to sell off several but for different reasons. Buying a bike. I do use them, will probably miss them, but whatever.
  3. Looks expensive. Gibson should just stick with their classic designs and forget about innovative ideas the majority of their customers don't want and invest their money in music programs to attract kids from a young age rather that the stupidity we've seen from this company in recent years.
  4. That thing looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
  5. Maybe state what your neck preference is and a more accurate budget. You're not going to buy a R8 if you're not willing to spend thousands. Maybe get a Studio if you don't care for binding, around $800 used, and throw in a good set of aftermarket pickups. Personally, I would go for one made before 2006. They have 9 weight relief holes and are generally in the 9-11 lb range. Sept/Oct onwards have chambered bodies, more hollow, and don't sound the same. Not saying they sound bad, they're just different. I think you are a little optimistic. More like $1,400 - $1,700 for a Standard if you actually want to sell it.
  6. What kind of a '50s spec Custom is that? Modern vs. '50s wiring really only affects your sound if you use the pots. No difference if you keep everything on 10 all the time.
  7. You have too much gear.
  8. Nobody really knows for sure right now. If anything, it's the True Historic and Collector's Choice models that are done. Gibson is rumoured to have 500+ 2017 historics just sitting in the factorl. Several are also for sale in Japan.
  9. You are assuming that guitars will still be desirable in future. Fewer and fewer kids are getting into guitar and rock has been dead for a while now. Unless a new guitar god the likes of Randy Rhoads or Slash comes along boasting Hamer sunburst and spawns a new generation of guitar players, be happy to get your money back when you do sell it. You're right that guitars are investments, just not financial investments.
  10. What Pub posted is correct (for the most part). Gibson is the one who called them Traditional Standards for about a year or so but I think it was around 2010 or 2012, several years after the Traditional was released. I've been 'saying' this for years. Whoever at Gibson names these models is a complete moron. Same with the reissue line with Standard / True Historic. Just stupid.
  11. If you go to Gibson's website you'll see the 2017 USAs don't come with poker chips.
  12. I'll through this one i the ugly category because I don't like the in-house aging. Really good, guitar, though.
  13. I watched all of the original Prison Break and hated every last minute because of how they built up every single detail and made it so dramatic. I'll probably watch the new series, too. LOL
  14. I'd buy a burst if I won a huge lottery but would never spend money I earned on something so frivolous. Not the one in the OP, though, it's kind of ugly. I have thought about buying a 50s P-90 Custom but even those are in the $50,000 range and I'd have reservations playing it out. Im OK paying four digits for a guitar but not five. And what I don't understand is why people don't understand 50s burst prices. They have an important spot in rock & roll's history, that's what you're paying for. Do you do the same with old cars or artwork? I never look at a 427 Shelby Cobra and question why someone would pay $300,000+ for a car that handles worst than my Accord, and I also don't wonder why people pay stupid money for something like a Van Gogh when I can get something similar from Bath & Beyond for $40.
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