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  1. Dr. Green

    What are top 5 most expensive Historics on the secondary market ?

    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
  2. Dr. Green

    Survey : if the Historics were made in China but half the price - would you buy one ?

    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...
  3. Dr. Green

    is the Cort CR250 similar sound wise to a Gibson Historic Murphy aged 59 reissue ?

    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...
  4. Dr. Green

    which Historic is this from my teen days .....

    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 ??? California Jam II (also known as Cal Jam II) was a music festival held in Ontario, California, at the Ontario Motor Speedway on March 18, 1978, and produced by...
  5. Dr. Green

    Post a YouTube video of a Historic ,,,,,,

    only requirement is it has to be killer
  6. Dr. Green

    54 Goldtop owners .... a question .....

    will your 54 Goldtop historic reissue nail this kind of tone ?
  7. Dr. Green

    lets see your DIY relic jobs ......

    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...
  8. Dr. Green

    Price of a Historic in comparison to other $6000 instruments .....

    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...
  9. Dr. Green

    things which effect selling price ......

    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 ? how much...
  10. Dr. Green

    riddle me this one Batman ,,,,,,,, ( subject : 2007 Les Paul 54 Goldtop Historic )

    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...
  11. Dr. Green

    the legendary " fingernail in the neck" test for Historics ......

    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"...
  12. Dr. Green

    Help me pick a Historic ......

    Ok - 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...
  13. Dr. Green

    what do you guys think of the "fools gold " historics ?

    personally I think this finish looks absolutely outstanding here a description I found on line : "Fool's Gold" is an expression to describe when novice inspector's mistook tiny pieces of pyrite for Gold when panning in the old mining days. The initial appearance is a slightly darker burst...
  14. Dr. Green

    Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

    the title says it all ....................................
  15. Dr. Green

    does the gold in a goldtop stifle the tone ???

    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 )
  16. Dr. Green

    Heritage core H-150 vs Eastman Eastman SB59/v ..... anyone do a shootout ?

    I am looking to buy one of these 2 guitars. Anyone do a shootout .....? which one sounds the most like a real Burst or at least like a 59 historic reissue ???
  17. Dr. Green

    Regrets .....

    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...
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