Accidental New Guitar Day. Didn't pull out soon enough! Another Les Paul comes home.

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  1. GibsonKramer

    GibsonKramer Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, I took my 2016 honeyburst Traditional in for a setup and bone nut. It was actually setup from the factory, quite well. But, I've been swapping out the nuts in some of my guitars, and it was next.

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    So I'm talking to one friend, the tech... and I notice this LP I haven't seen before. A Heritage Cherry something... marked at $1,499!!???

    I think something has to be wrong, so I go looking for my other friend... "what's the story on the Cherry LP, in the corner?" He laughs, and says... "The 2016 Traditional? You want it? I've been authorized a price on it, already..." I was a bit confused, we were even at this point and he explained it was like when I bought mine, on a holiday weekend. Special Ticket item ($1,699). This guy also bought it new, at the blowout price. GC when buying back gear they sold, will buy it back at a percentage of the price you paid. Which means it was coming down FROM $1,699.

    I'm not really ready to bite... I had actually come back to tell him I was in the market for an early 80s alpine white Custom. He then says... "I can let it go for $1,299." No stupid police hold waiting period. $1,299 and I'm walking out with a practically brand new Traditional!?

    That means... for (2) 2016 LP Traditionals... I paid $3,000 (before tax).

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    2016 Heritage Cherry Sunburst Traditional T
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    I love the top... almost like a subtle flame plain top. Got some cool mineral streaking in it.
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    And here's the only thing wrong with it...
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    It appears the previous owner was one of those guys, that believed for a proper LP setup, the bridge and tailpiece must be screwed down to the body. [​IMG]

    Picking up my Honeyburst on Sunday, going to drop this one off, have it properly setup and a bone nut. Think I'm going to put some Mojotone '59s in this one. Maybe Sheptone.

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    Picking up an '84 Studio Custom on Wednesday. That's the guitar, I've been waiting a damn month for! Tim Shaws... :shred:

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  2. GrahamL

    GrahamL Well-Known Member

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    Nice man congrats... she looks purdy ;-)
     
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    AlanH Well-Known Member

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    Very nice and a great deal!
     
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    Love it. Awesome story. I have a 2016 as well. Great tone. Good luck! You killed it on that one.
     
  5. neikeel

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    Love the traditional, not sure about a studio custom.

    I am fighting GAS for a 70s/80s white LPC at the moment.
     
  6. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow, that Studio Custom is a beauty :drool:
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Those are all damn beautiful guitars! Congrats and enjoy! :yesway:
     
  8. anitoli

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    Scoring a great deal requires two things, the deal needs to present itself and you gotta have the cash. When these two line up life can be very wonderful indeed.
     
  9. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Ahhh yes what a beautiful score on a prized instrument, I love my 2017 traditional. Cheers Mitch
     
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    After playing LP exclusively for almost two years, the Ibanez neck (Wizard Premium - fatter than the Prestige necks) feels wierd to my hand...in fact, my hand was cramping a bit when playing easy solos....
     
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    :woot: Nice!
     
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  12. Jethro Rocker

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    Beautiful!! I have a 2016 Classic Heritage Cherry and 2016 Standard Goldtop. Nice guitars! I like the subtle lighting what are you using? I usually use either flash off the ceiling or with a huge umbrella.
     
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    Just laying on my black futon. Lighting is coming from overhead fan with LED lights, and a cheap Amazon LED floor lamp. :agreed:

    I try and place them, or myself with the camera, for the least reflections.
     
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    Looks good! I'll try black next time instead of white. Colors pop better.
     

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