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50,000 dollar Les Paul

Just read that a 1960 Les Paul Standard is doing $ 50,000 nowadays. How come? Are they so rare?

Dick
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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/5/2000 11:14 AM

Bill Eiflander (473) wrote:

I just came across your message and didnt see any responses, so here goes. Yes, the 1958-1960 Les Paul is a rare guitar (about 1500 made). They are also the first to come with sunburst finishes, they were previously all gold tops. Of the 1500 or so made, who knows how many are still out there and in what condition they are. That combined with the mystique of these guitars make them very collectable.

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/5/2000 9:38 PM

Cary Frick (3578) wrote:

I saw a '57 goldtop on ebay. The original owner had it. He said he played it for a year and put away under his bed. He had it posted with reserve. The opening bid was 10,000 bucks. The second bid was$20,000. It had not reached the reserve yet! i believe it finally sold for $35,000. I dont know how a guitar that is only as good as the hands that guide it could possibly be worth that much money! I dont get!?

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/7/2000 12:08 AM

Daniel Seaton (1582) wrote:

BE VERY CAREFUL OF BUYING VINTAGE GUITARS!!!!

Though there were only 1500 LP's made in that year there about 2000 on the market. Same goes for the vintage (don't rember the year) flying V. About twice the number made are on the market. Thanke to modern tecnology and great tools it has become very easy to copy vintage axes, and many people do.

Just a warning. I would hate to see any of you guys get burned.

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/7/2000 1:56 AM

Cary Frick (3578) wrote:

I think I would rather spend 30-50 grand on something a bit more useful. Like a nice down payment on a house or even a couple nice Harleys. But, to each is own!

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/7/2000 11:49 AM

Daniel Seaton (1582) wrote:

There you go again. Using reason and common sence. What do you mean that you would rather buy a house instead of a vintage guitar. I had a little luck with some cash a month ago and was going to buy a hot tub and a new amp (even though nothing is wrong with the ones I already have), but NOOOOO, my wife used some of that silly reasoning and we ended up paying off our credit cards. What is up with that. LOL

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/7/2000 1:49 PM

Scott C. Leatham (4546) wrote:

I'm sure as hell glad I don't have that reasoning problem. Hell, my car hasn't moved since Feb. but I've got two new guitars.

Scootter

p.s. Now that's a bad case of gas.LOL

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/7/2000 2:18 PM

Peppe Lahtinen (1754) wrote:

Wow...its showcase of will of resisting G.A.S that my car still moves. I drove one year with shock absorbers that were so bad that after they were exhanged you could actually push them to the bottom using only your hands! And why? To get a new guitar of course. And i dont even regret that because it was defitenitely worth of all the "fishtail"-problems during that year! I know i have said in WN that i dont really have G.A.S but after rethinking i have to face the reality...If i would have money right now i would buy:good nylon-string acoustic, good electric "blues" guitar, more pedals...

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7/7/2000 2:22 PM

Scott C. Leatham (4546) wrote:

The car still doesn't run, and now I'm lookin' for a combo amp. G.A.S? Yeah I think so.

Scootter

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/8/2000 2:23 AM

Daniel Seaton (1582) wrote:

Well if it was not for reasoning I probly wouldn't buy food and have a bunch of killer toys.

Hey Scoot why not sell the car and dump the cash into the combo?

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Re: 50,000 dollar Les Paul

7/9/2000 1:05 PM

Scott C. Leatham (4546) wrote:

Still need to get to work after I loose the bike.

Scootter