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so in other words if put on reverb or ebay which handful of limited models would fetch top $$$$$$$$$$
if you dont know for sure but care to speculate - go for it
also if you only know of one or two - not 5 - feel free to chime in
lets exclude "one of a kind " commissioned pieces
let me go into more detail
If you could purchase a Gibson historic which was the same quality with regards to EVERYTHING - woods / appearance / tone / nitro finish ./ fret work / construction details / case quality / electronics / pick-ups / warranty ....... etc ....
But it was made in China...
so in other words is the Cort cr250 extremely similar in tone when played thru a simple tube amp such as a tweed champ with no effects added ?
(I am only interested in how it compares to a 2013 or later historic with custombuckers and hide glue )
one other comparison is how it stacks up...
this is one of my favorite sets that I saw live as a teenager
what model Historic (or pre historic ) is the black Les Paul ???
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I know that many on here have elected to relic their Historics themselves utilizing several methods such as compressed air crazing , razor checking , nitric acid bath for metal parts , coffee emulsions for plastic parts , subjecting the nitro finish to rapid tecmperature extremes, etc ....
I was thinking about what you get for your money with a top brand premium electric guitar such as a Historic Les Paul
As I play the saxophone too thought about what am I getting in comparison to other instruments ?
lets take a Selmer Paris Factory on the one hand and compare to the Gibson...
might be interesting to have a basic guide to factors which raise the price on the used market of a Historic - and by how much ?
so for example :
how much extra is the historic if its 2013 or later with the hide glue ?
how much extra does an extreme Bengal Tiger top bring ?
So I have one for you guys :
a few years ago I had a 1957 Historic reissue 2007 model which I got from Saul at center city music and that baby was a light one - weighing in at just a hair over 8 pounds.
it was a pretty good one - not that great - but not bad
so today I see another 2007...
back in the day folks mentioned that a large part of a LP guitar tone was derived from the hardness of the neck - which of course is a product of the wood used - its age and how it was treated
My own limited experiments bear this out - having noted that very hard lumber produces a "snappy"...
here is the deal
looking to get a Historic LP
only "must haves"
1) must be 2013 or later custom shop with case and cert
2) must be under 9 pound 4 oz
3) must be a maple top and no goldtops or customs ( 58 , 59, 60 )
4) must not have been buggered up such as home relic job
5) must have a...
personally I think this finish looks absolutely outstanding
here a description I found on line :
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Does the bronze powder have a notable effect on the tone of a Historic reissue ?
( I am posting this because I think it does - but my sample size of guitars I tested is small - I do understand that a vintage 54 burst would be amazing tho )
might be fun to talk about Historics you passed on or sold and now regret
I kick it off
1) Not buying 2003 Brazilians at rock bottom prices in 2003 when Saul at Center City begged me to - "they will be great investments "
2) Not buying Rossingtons with full blown display case at the same...