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Staying power of the Slash guitar...


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So Guitar Center is telling me if I don't get an Epiphone Slash LP in the first half of the first day, they'll sell out everywhere and I won't be able to get one ever.

 

The Gibson version is still available and it's been out for roughly a month that I can tell. How long do you guys think I have to pick up the Slash LP? Pure financial management is telling me I'll run my funds directly against the wall April 1, but I'll have another thousand bucks a week later and should be good to go on that. I want to hold off for like a month if I can, just to stabilize my liquid assets (which is currently about $1500, so a $1000 hit leaves me wanting if I suddenly have $500 of back taxes or car repairs or such).

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I'm but a simple man. Making those types of changes is beyond my scope.

 

In all seriousness though, even if what he says about Guitar Center availability, you'll always be able to find one.

 

Look at guitars like the Ace Frehley Les Paul, for example. They've carried their value for the most part, but there are always 4-6 of them on the bay. I suspect the same would be said for the Slash.

 

Just my .02.

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Look at guitars like the Ace Frehley Les Paul' date=' for example. They've carried their value for the most part, but there are always 4-6 of them on the bay.[/quote']

 

You can still get them brand new here in Europe. The Epiphone signature models don't sell here so much because they are so bloody expensive. You can almost get a nice Gibson LP for the same price.

 

 

Edit; Just checked out the local distributor for the price for the Slash. 945 euros = $1490 .. See what I mean?

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Trust me, if Epi/Gibson can produce a guitar SO popular that it sells out nationwide in 6 hours, they will produce more. Lots more. I wouldn't worry about that.

 

In fact, tell him if he doesn't cut you a deal within the first half of the first day, you'll go to a different store. CUSTOMERS are the limiting factor for these BS sales people, not the guitars. Don't let him fool you.

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I don't understand situation with epi slash sgn. It was selling during last few months in USA for about 700$ (I saw it on amazon last week), in Europe unfortunately for about 1200$. Now You can't buy it in USA, but You can still buy it with no problem in Europe - and on Epi and Gibson website You can read that 1 Apirl is the day when sellin Slash epi limited editon will start and the prise will be 1464$. Anybody knows what's going on? :D It will be different model or what? Sorry for my English...

 

i.e. http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_slash_les_paul.htm?partner_id=73572

 

...and it's not only my observation http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/5299-slash-signature-pulled.html

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I'm just guessing here but if they "sell out" that quickly, and they may, they'll almost positively make more. I mean hey, if you have a money makin guitar thats an instant classic and you make a bunch of money off of it wouldn't ya try to make more? Like others have said, you'll probably always be able to find one. I've seen them for as much as 1200 dollars and as low as 700. Personally, I'd probably take that 700 buck and buy an epi lp plaintop in cherry sun burst and throw some alnico pro 2s in it and have something that looks like the guitar he played while in GNR.

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That is one of the oldest sales scams there is. "Better buy it now buddy, there's someone who already is very interested in it" "They only made 42 of these very exclusive models (so far, they'll make another 2934040 next year)."

Don't fall for it. IMO anyway

From what I've read, they're going to re-issue the 'limited issue' John Lennon Revolution Casino, they only made 1965 of them originally now there's talk of making more.

Bah.

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Something going on here I don't quite understand. I have the March MF catalog and it shows the Epi Slash model for $700. Now go to the Guitar Center site and they are 'in store only' and the price is $1000! Why the huge discrepancy? I must be missing something.........I often do.

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Wow... That is weird. Maybe epi jacked up the price on them. What I can't beleive is that I put the signature slash model and a lp standard plain top in vintage sunburst side by side at a guitar center last night and other than the neck you could hardly tell that much of a difference.

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