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So I have a deal going on with someone ,I might be purchasing a second hand 2007 gibson lespaul for $1212 usd.(Pictures in another forum post http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/97540-is-this-a-genuine-les-paul/)

 

Or Should i go for a 2012 edition for $1656 USD(Wine Red).

 

Still wondering if a second hand is worth that much, or should i just go for a new one.

 

Share your views so i can evaluate my thoughts?

P.S I like both the guitars.

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I think a lot of it depends on where you are on the globe, and what Gibby's are available and how much they go for.

 

If you are comparing a new "Standard" (By "Standard", I mean a model which resembles, such as a "Traditional" or a "Classic") to a used "Studio", for anywhere near the same price, I would think one would go for the new one.

 

In the US, 1200 for a used Studio is WAY too much money. But again, it depend on where you are in the world.

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I think a lot of it depends on where you are on the globe, and what Gibby's are available and how much they go for.

 

If you are comparing a new "Standard" (By "Standard", I mean a model which resembles, such as a "Traditional" or a "Classic") to a used "Studio", for anywhere near the same price, I would think one would go for the new one.

 

In the US, 1200 for a used Studio is WAY too much money. But again, it depend on where you are in the world.

 

I'm pretty new to the guitar scene, and right after touching a Gibson les paul. I'm desperate for one lol. Anyway, gibsons are hard to comeby in my country.

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I had an '07 LP double-cut that experienced a failure

of the glue joint between the two body halves.

Gibson suspected the wood had been improperly dried,

and replaced the guitar under warranty.

 

An '07 SG Classic I owned developed numerous finish checks.

These were almost all in straight lines on the body,

and a few on the peghead.

 

FWIW, these first hand experiences have made me a bit hesitant

to consider Gibsons manufactured in '07.

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I had an '07 LP double-cut that experienced a failure

of the glue joint between the two body halves.

Gibson suspected the wood had been improperly dried,

and replaced the guitar under warranty.

 

An '07 SG Classic I owned developed numerous finish checks.

These were almost all in straight lines on the body,

and a few on the peghead.

 

FWIW, these first hand experiences have made me a bit hesitant

to consider Gibsons manufactured in '07.

 

The 07 guitar had some finish cracks and chips on it, I was wondering how much of a devalue is that on a guitar?

a few obvious one.

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The 07 guitar had some finish cracks and chips on it, I was wondering how much of a devalue is that on a guitar?

a few obvious one.

It certainly should devalue it some, but it's hard to say for sure, as finish issues concern some folks a lot more than others. The price you've quoted is high for a used Studio being sold in the US. You can find them here all day for well under $1000. I would do a very thorough search of prices in your regional location as well as mail order options. Good luck!

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It certainly should devalue it some, but it's hard to say for sure, as finish issue concern somee folks a lot more than others. The price you've quoted is high for a used Studio being sold in the US. You can find them here all day for well under $1000. I would do a very thorough search of prices in your regional location as well as mail order options. Good luck!

 

What about Epiphones? I know they won't be as good as an Gibson. But comparing a higher end Epiphone to a lower end Gibson won't be far right?

I'm more concerned about sounds

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I literally just got the exact same alpine white 2007 Les Paul Studio five days ago for $800. No cracks or dents.

No cracks?

 

I kid, but kinda not. We just had a big ole thread on what is the extent, how to fix, should you fix, etc.

 

I doubt yours has any issues, and looks real good in the pics. That's the point. But I get the impression, the OP is checking out a guitar that may have some of the issues mentioned before. There MIGHT be a connection, however, between yours and the OP's and the issues breifly seen with the "uncured wood".

 

I kinda doubt it, but there's no way to tell without pics.

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What about Epiphones? I know they won't be as good as an Gibson. But comparing a higher end Epiphone to a lower end Gibson won't be far right?

I'm more concerned about sounds

They would still be 2 different animals.

 

If you are into the 1200-1600 dollar range, there really is no reason to consider an Epi if you are after a Gibby. Even at 1200 bucks American, that should buy you plenty. You are still above "lower end" Gibby at that price.

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So I have a deal going on with someone ,I might be purchasing a second hand 2007 gibson lespaul for $1212 usd.(Pictures in another forum post http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/97540-is-this-a-genuine-les-paul/)

 

Or Should i go for a 2012 edition for $1656 USD(Wine Red).

 

Still wondering if a second hand is worth that much, or should i just go for a new one.

 

Share your views so i can evaluate my thoughts?

P.S I like both the guitars.

 

 

Living in the USA, I would never pay that much for a used Gibson Studio that wasn't some kind of limited model. That being said. Even 1600 is more than I would do for most LP studio's. Here is last years 2012 Nitrous studio model brand new on closeout. http://www.samash.com/p/Gibson__2095830 -- They can be found for 799 Used.

 

Anyone asking 1600 for a NEW 2012 model is IMO out of their mind. Everyone knows MSRP is a joke, they start 40% off that. Previous years models should even be 200-300 off that.

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