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post Nov 29 2007, 01:56 PM
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I get bored so quick;y and until I find the perfect guitar, I'll keep changing around.

To cut to the chase, I bought:

a Gibson Les Paul Studio (Honeyburst) brand new with a case.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Les-Pau...825-i1321970.gc

I also bought a almost new Fender Telecaster FMT HH (Cherryburst) in a TKL case.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Special...262-i1146787.gc

I got both guitars for only $1077 TOTAL shipped, a screaming deal.

To pay for my hobby and quest for the best guitar I sold 3 of my guitars and one of them is up for sale with bids on ebay.

I sold my Ibanez Prestige RGA121 for $634 with a gigbag, sold my ESP LTD Viper 400 with active EMGs for $435 in a generic hardshell case, and I sold my Gibson Flying V Faded for $510 with a gigbag.

Right now I have my Gibson Les Paul Special Faded (Ebony) on a auction site and it is already up to $449 without a case. I hope the winner of that auction is smart and pays an extra $50 so I can include my Gibson Protector Hardshell Case (a $200 case). If I bought a nice guitat like that I would want the case.


So, am I nuts or what??? blink.gif

I did go to sam Ash where I played a Framus Camarillo, an awesome guitar for $1700, but not worth that much to me yet.

I played a PRS McCarty that was $2500, also an awesome guitar, but again too much money at this point in time.

I plated numerous Les Paul Studios, Customs, and Classics and finally came to the conclsuion....

The Custom is nor worth $2500, too heavy, the Classic was really nice for $1350 pre-owned, but I want to stay with the 490r & 498T classic Gibson Pick-ups, so the Studio was my choice.
You still get the Maple top, but without $1000-$2000 worth of frills like binding.
I kind of wish the Studio had the slim 60s neck like my Special I am selling, but the Fatter Studio neck is great for sustain and sound.

Eventually I will probably step up to a $1500+ guitar, butright now buying and selling high quality lower cost guitars is too much fun. wink.gif

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post Nov 29 2007, 02:47 PM
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Hehehe i see you enjoy selling and buying biggrin.gif

Congrats on the new guitars man! smile.gif


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post Nov 29 2007, 03:05 PM
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You got some screaming deals on those for sure.

Great purchases.

Think you'll ever start collecting?


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post Nov 29 2007, 03:20 PM
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Hi Howard,

Sounds like you have made some great deals. Congratulations on the new guitars! smile.gif How was your experience on eBay? I need to sell some of my guitars as well but I am wondering how the market is for it. Are you getting more or less than what you expected?
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post Nov 29 2007, 08:57 PM
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I sold 2 on ebay not too long ago, pretty great experience, usually guitar folks pay pretty quick.


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post Nov 29 2007, 09:14 PM
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That is a good deal, and you got some nice guitars out of it.
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post Nov 29 2007, 09:23 PM
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nice guitars biggrin.gif

i tried to find the same guitar and see what it would cost in the Netherlands and it was like 1000 euro's (1470 dollars) i really hate the prices of guitars here sad.gif


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post Nov 30 2007, 12:37 AM
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Wow, nice pieces man. Very very nice indeed. Congratulations smile.gif I like Teles also, but not very big LP fan. Nice hobby you got there wink.gif


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post Nov 30 2007, 12:56 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Nov 29 2007, 08:47 AM) *
Hehehe i see you enjoy selling and buying biggrin.gif

I definitely do!

Congrats on the new guitars man! smile.gif


Thanks

QUOTE (Goliath @ Nov 29 2007, 09:05 AM) *
You got some screaming deals on those for sure.

Great purchases.

Think you'll ever start collecting?


I am not really a collector, I just like to change around alot.


QUOTE (jeff @ Nov 29 2007, 09:20 AM) *
Hi Howard,

Sounds like you have made some great deals. Congratulations on the new guitars! smile.gif How was your experience on eBay? I need to sell some of my guitars as well but I am wondering how the market is for it. Are you getting more or less than what you expected?


I usually get at least what I expected, but I am realistic.
My biggest disappointment was my ESP, that did not bring as much as I wanted, but I got alot for my Ibanez, so it balanced out.

QUOTE (Goliath @ Nov 29 2007, 02:57 PM) *
I sold 2 on ebay not too long ago, pretty great experience, usually guitar folks pay pretty quick.


I love ebay, if you are smart, honest, and careful you can really do well.


QUOTE (Unleash-The-Shred @ Nov 29 2007, 03:14 PM) *
That is a good deal, and you got some nice guitars out of it.


Thanks

QUOTE (timono @ Nov 29 2007, 03:23 PM) *
nice guitars biggrin.gif

Thnaks

i tried to find the same guitar and see what it would cost in the Netherlands and it was like 1000 euro's (1470 dollars) i really hate the prices of guitars here sad.gif


Which guitar are you looking for?


QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Nov 29 2007, 06:37 PM) *
Wow, nice pieces man. Very very nice indeed. Congratulations smile.gif I like Teles also, but not very big LP fan. Nice hobby you got there wink.gif


I just received the Tele today, WOW!!!!

This guitar plays amazingly well, low action, fast thin neck, easy string bendability, and the Seymour Duncans scream. THis guitar MIGHT be a keeper.

I am not a huge Les Paul fan myself, but I also feel every guitar player should own one at one point in their lives. Kind of like a Corvette Z06 or Viper in the car world.
If this Les Paul Studio is too heavy and the frets slice my fingers it will be my last Les Paul.
The thing that really bothers me is the limited access to the lower frets due.
My Tele is a single cutaway, but access to the lower frets is easily achieved and comfortable.

So far, my Korean built Fender Showmaster FMT HH and Fender Telecaster FMT HH are the best playing and sounding guitars I've ever owned.

But, my Les Paul studio hasn't arrived yet, hopefully it will be great also.

Howard


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