Have a chance for a 2002 Gibson LP classic

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  1. LKrevival

    LKrevival New Member

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    My friend is selling it, its a honey burst, he got it from a friend who used it lightly. He wants $1000 for it. I see on ebay one ranges from $1400 to $2000.

    A little research on the net tells me a 2002 is weight relived but not chambered can you confirm?

    I don't really need another guitar but since its a little older and a Gibson that plays nice I wouldn't mind having it what do you think?
     
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    stax Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It is weight relieved as are ALL production LP's from Gibson since 1981, chambered started around 2006 or so to some but not all production Gibsons (guitars not chambered are weight relieved with the swiss cheese holes, there are no solid LP's except for Custom Shop Historics or pre-81).

    A thousand dollars is a great price for a lightly used Gibson LP Classic! Only thing about it is that it will have very green/yellow fret inlays that really look pretty bad.
     
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    stax Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I have a 1992 Classic that was bought for me by my girlfriend at the time, it has smokey colored inlays. I have heard of the sunlight trick but I haven't had the need to try it with mine.

    Enjoy it and know that you got a great price!
     
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    2203xman Well-Known Member

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    Great price for a '02 classic.Mine is a '04.I like the antiqued yellow inlays.Very unique to the classic.Mine sounds fantastic,and still has a lot of weight.
     
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    shredless Well-Known Member

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    I had a 2001, loved the feel and tone, couldnt get past the snot green inlays, tried the sunlight trick....but they didnt all turn grey...annoyed me to death, sold it....I know silly reason, but true
     
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    custom53 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good price, weight relieved or not..
     
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    acidvoodoo Well-Known Member

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    That's a great price GET IT!

    I love classic's, here's my 99 honeyburst

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    1000 is a good price. I wouldn't spend more than 1200 for one locally. Yes, they are weight relieved.
     
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    Goosey Well-Known Member

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    I kinda like the green inlays, gives it a used/vintage look I think. Just my :2c:
     
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    Ya I don't mind them too much either, for 1000 bucks I definitely wouldn't mind!
     
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    Goosey Well-Known Member

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    I'd snap up that deal for sure, especially in Honeyburst!
     
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    Get it, get it, get it. You don't have it already? Get it. That's a great price.
     
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    dptone5 Well-Known Member

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    Love my 1991 Classic. Like Stax, mine has the smokey gray inlays. Was going to change them, but now they're growing on me. Here's a photo and she plays amazingly well. Love the 60's profile neck.

    DP

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    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    Have some different inlays! It's not the end of the world and it makes life less boring!

    Great guitar! good price! It's total luxury! you only live once. the earlier you buy one in life the more time you get to spend with it.
    I can see why Zakk Wylde prefers the heavy LP. Have a listen/watch, Ozzy Osbourne 'live at the Bodakan' DVD and you can compare the different sounds the wood makes to the string vibration and amp sound.
    Zakk's confederat flag LP has a very dark mahog (dense wood, dark tone) so your guitar won't sound like this guitar, and It won't sound like the circle LP either. this guitar has brightness and snap to the sound.
     
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    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    Great setup Acidvoodoo! The black custom caught my eye! It's been played abit. good to see!
     
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    Thanks man! She's the oldest(to me) of the bunch and a great playing axe. These were a short run in 07-8 Gibson called the "Classic Custom Antique".
     
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    I didnt think it was humanly possible to pass up a deal like that. :cool:
     
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    stax Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    The wisdom of this statement is monumental!:)
     
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    Has anybody played/purchased the Gibson LP Classic double cutaway? I saw a used one at a Guitar Center recently, played it, and cannot stop lusting after it. It's a gold top finish with P90's - played it through a Fender Twin and it screamed. $1000.00. Should I do it? :scratch:
     
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