Ok, Les Paul Guys.....

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  1. Michael Roe

    Michael Roe Well-Known Member

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    I have an opportunity to trade some gear for a 1989 Gibson Les Paul Standard. It is in good shape all original. just a few nicks on the bottom edge on back. Has had a recent fret leveling. What do you think it would be worth?
    I haven't played it as yet but just wondering what ballpark area is it worth. Is this year a good or bad one?
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Isn't that one of the Norlin years?
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    No it is not a Norlin .... but that don't matter if it was
    My Norlin Les Pauls have all kicked ASS
    AND some of the best Les Paul rock of the 70s was made on Norlins, and that aint no bullshit !

    IIRC Norlin ended and Gibson USA came to be around 1986 or so

    USA production Standards are pretty darn good guitars ,especially around that period. Ive eyeballed a few in the last 4 years or so . In the classsifieds ,I see em from 1200 to around 1800 . When they get to over 1500, I start looking at used Custom Shop guitars though
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    That is a great era for Paul's imo, let's see some pix.
     
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    If it’s in good shape, all original, not beat up, a nice finish and the fret job is top notch, I would say it’s worth 1900.00 - 2500.00. Some people try to get more for them...not sure if they do??? Do you have pics you can post?
     
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    Michael Roe Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pics:
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    $800-$1000 max.
     
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    800 is LP Studio LP Special money

    1000 is Les Paul Classic money

    1900 to 2500 is Custom Shop money

    That 89 standard would probably list from 1500 to 1800 around here .Given that it's a sunbusrt,it's probably gonna fetch a bit more than black,green,or root beer......some of the finishes I see around on those guitars

    A couple I spotted on the CL recently

    https://littlerock.craigslist.org/msg/d/galveston-1989-gibson-usa-les-paul/6857341953.html

    https://littlerock.craigslist.org/msg/d/galveston-93-usa-gibson-les-paul-std/6857336181.html
     
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    my guess would be around $2000, by the way I like the guitar !
     
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    What he said...^^^^
     
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    I wouldn't go much higher than $1800.
     
  16. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Been through the Les Paul thing.

    I'm Les Paul'd out.

    Still have a bunch.

    I'm more inclined to use a PRS Single Cut to morph that "Paul & Strat" sound.............

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    is it because of the weight ?
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    It's because my PRS Single Cut w/trem guitars get played more.

    :locked:

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    I can agree with Ax, i too am not just LP out but Gibson out in general. Gibson is still using the same playbook it seems, raise prices and keep the rest the same. The truth is there are a few USA makers that just blow Gibson away and for my money i am done paying for the "illusion" of quality.
     

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