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The Kid

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  • Birthday 05/18/1976

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  1. Yes, I think it would be better. But guess Les Pauls would be even more expensive these days, if that was the case. Yes and the price settings is crazy nowdays. In the 80s not many players actually wanted to use Les Pauls, so they were quite cheap back then. But now you can add hundreds of dollars. I've checked Ebay alot and the prices are quite the same, althou you can find all kinds of super nice guitars there. The thing is that if I order a Les Paul (for an example) from the U.S. Then I have to pay at least 25% of the total value of the guitar, just for the custom-charges. So that means its waay over my financial limits, when it comes to buying a guitar. But I have for sure seen alot of very beautiful guitars there. Was actually first going to buy a LP Custom Alpine White, but they are almost impossible to track down and find here in Sweden at the moment. Saw one in the U.K, but it was like too much for a guitar I think. I bought my LP Custom that I have now for 1600 euros new on a sale two years ago. Thats a good price I think. But the dream LP is a Collectors Choice or reissue R8 or something.. But have to wait with that =P. Yes, Its very nice and it has kind of a vintage look, with that flametop. Alittle like the 58/59 ones back then, that has a faded n almost gone burst on it. Hope I can seal the deal this week =).
  2. Sorry! Meant ofcourse ca 1500€ Btw, here is another picture of the guitar with better light. It's somewhere between honeyburst n lemonburst I would say.
  3. Thank you so much for the replies on this. So they really made thousands of those flametops. Have always thought that its more exclusive n didnt come on any LP. But I've had wrong before lol xD. Yes I've been surfing the web some n haven't seen any 95 with that maplecap, that has those knobs. The owner I'll buy it from said, that the owner before claims everything is orignal. Gosh, its too many different models n finish each year lol. Would be better if Gibson made for an example two or three different Standards/colors each year. Then year two made some other etc. So it would be easier to chart xD. The price on this one is ca 15000€. But everything when it comes to U.S Gibsons or Fenders tend to be quite expensive here in Sweden lol. But it feels like a great price and I know it will be well played by me :).
  4. I'm planning to buy a Gibson Les Paul Standard from 95 (built in sept/okt) It's a honeyburst (not sure, but by the looks it seem like between a honeyburst and lemonburst) flametop! It's show almost no wear at all and looks absolutely beautiful. Wondering if anyone knows what pickups usually was used on these LP's from 95? Plus, what value? Do you think Gibson build many of those flametops in 95?
  5. No, Im just curious cause of the huge raise in price for a studio. When I can find a Standard/Traditional/Classic for almost the same price. Was looking for a Alpine White Studio 2016, but it is like 900 dollars more expensive than 2015. With same specs. It doesn't make sense.
  6. I was just thinking if anyone knows why the Les Paul Studio now has an increased price with ca 900$ ?? Mean, it's the exact same specs.
  7. All about guitars is subjective :). But some people don't see it that way and live to complaining, which I don't understand.
  8. The Kid

    Quick connect

    The "quick connect" plate that holds the vol/tone-pots och some Gibson models, is quite difficult to remove a single pot. Seem you have to remove the whole plate. Otherwhise I guess you have to use some kind of special tool for it? What do you guys prefer, the classic solder way, or this quick connect-plate where its all ready n clear to use?
  9. The Kid

    Quick connect

    The "quick connect" plate that holds the vol/tone-pots och some Gibson models, is quite difficult to remove a single pot. Seem you have to remove the whole plate. Otherwhise I guess you have to use some kind of special tool for it? What do you guys prefer, the classic solder way, or this quick connect-plate where its all ready n clear to use?
  10. The Kid

    RFID Tag?

    Alrite I see. It is really unfortunate that hey are legal in China. The registration of your brand, trademark etc should secure you allover the world. Specially a brand that big like Gibson. The shipping to other countries should be illegal. But guess its not. Personally I have worked and played with Gibson guitars a long time, so I can see the differences quite well. But some fakes can be hard to tell, at least just by looking at a picture. It's a really big difference if you compare them soundwise (Ive heard). But would be really wrong if it wasn't thou.
  11. The Kid

    RFID Tag?

    Yes, that sounds logical. Many fakes from China nowdays. Even with the "Made in USA" mark in the back of the headstock :o. Must be pretty illegal. Haven't tried one thou, but I have a feeling they can't be any good.. well atleast not suited for big arena use xD.
  12. Yes, I actually mailed Gibson to see if they could give me a correct answer about it. But never heard of them haha.
  13. Yes, to be honest I really switched to witchhats cause of the vintage 50/60s custom looks (thinking John Fogerty's Black Beauty). But speed knobs are easier to deal with (y). I'm kind of an old school player =P.
  14. The Kid

    RFID Tag?

    I watched this tour in the Nashville factory on Youtube. Very interesting and if you haven't already seen it, I really recommend you to watch it. I'll put the link below. About 14mins in this video-clip they talk about an RFID tag. In fact all the guitars that leaves the factory have got one installed underneath the fingerboard. Its some kind of scanning plate, that will tell if the guitar was built in the factory and shows all kinds of informations, dates etc. I assume. But is this something that only the factory it self can use and scan? Or can you scan every guitar somehow/somewhere, to really check when, where it was built etc? Just curious to know =P. Is really every guitar made with this, or have they used the RFID tag for a long time? The link:
  15. Thanks for the reply =). I've edited the post and attached a quite high res pic to it. Yes, its true. Would just be nice to know how many of these that actually was made. I know they disappeared from the Gibson catalogue after a specific numbers to be made.
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