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Old 12-04-02, 06:09 AM   #1
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1990's Les Paul Custom any good?

Are the 1990's Gibson Les Paul customs any good? I have a chance to buy a 1991 model.
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Old 12-04-02, 06:30 AM   #2
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i've had one for 7-8 years or so and think it's very good...what's the asking price?...
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Old 12-04-02, 06:35 AM   #3
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Just under $1,000. I "think" it comes with a case. I have asked if it is the brown Gibson case. I might offer $925. It's wine red. It has a Duncan JB in the bridge and stock in the neck. Gold hardware, but he mentions he still has the original black hardware which confuses me.
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Old 12-04-02, 07:04 PM   #4
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if with the case and the guitar's in good condition then that would a good price imo. plus u get the duncan jb. original black hardware on a custom does sound weird though..........if u can, try out the guitar first to see if u like it......

i got a '90 custom and it's a great sounding and playing guitar......
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Old 12-04-02, 07:53 PM   #5
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I get to see/play it friday. The black hardware he was talking about is the tone/vol knobs and the pickup frames. He switched them all to gold. He claims a little buckle rash and 2 very minor dings on top. He says the brown gibson case has some stickers on it.
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Old 12-04-02, 08:39 PM   #6
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Custom LP

I love my '90 Custom Plus. Great tone as is w/stock pickups...LPK
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Old 12-04-02, 09:08 PM   #7
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I like that era of custom. Play it. If it feels right, has your kind of tone, and looks good. That's a buy I'd probably not pass up.
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Old 12-04-02, 09:47 PM   #8
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$1000 sounds like a sweet deal to me. I'd buy it anyway. If you don't like it you could always ebay it and make a couple hundred $$!
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Old 12-06-02, 03:51 PM   #9
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I bought the guitar for $975. It had a couple dings on the top, scratch on the side, buckle rash and you could tell the headstock had been leaned against the wall a few times. I am a bit concerned about small cracks on the binding where the frets are. Could it be from lack of humidity? I would call it 8 of 10. Pretty decent shape really for 1991. He had set it up and had a fret dressing fairly recent. Had gold strap locks and he even let me have the original black knobs and the original Gibson bridge pickup (installed gold knobs and a JB in the bridge). I think I made out pretty good. The wine red is a bit darker than I imagined. He took the stickers off the case too. One of the black "tubes" on the handle ends is exposed. I guess the brown part broke off one end.
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Old 12-06-02, 11:25 PM   #10
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Hey Beatlenut, you got a very good deal enjoy!:dude
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Old 12-09-02, 09:01 PM   #11
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cracks on the binding under the frets are fairly common and nothing to be concerned about.

case is no biggie, can always buy a new one.
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Old 12-10-02, 01:55 AM   #12
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Had my '91 LH LP Custom (90111319) since '94. Nothing swapped out, just a bog-standard model, but it is the bollocks.



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Old 12-10-02, 02:05 AM   #13
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Such a deal...

You did Good. I have an 89 Custom White with Gold Hardware and I paid $1400 for it a year ago. I got the brown case with the velour like insert. You can easily get a new case for yer Paul. My only complaint about my Lester is the thing feels heavy enough to dislocate a shoulder. I wouldn't trade the tone or warmth, though. You'll love the fact that you have a slightly more mojo'ed slightly different from the pack Les Paul...enjoy!!
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Old 12-10-02, 02:42 AM   #14
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Wow great deal!!! Can u share any pics of it for us. I love wine red customs. Good luck with it
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