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    Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Hi all,
    I own a 50th anniversary 1960 LP standard version 1, a very nice guitar, but now I would like to buy another LP, a True Historic cc.
    What do you think is the most successful and collectible guitar in this series?
    I know that every guitar is unique, but I need your precious opinion also because probably I have to buy it online.
    If I had to answer this question probably I say cc#5 Donna, but I’ve never played it.
    To be onest I’ve never played any cc or TH.


    Thanks

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisguitar View Post
    What do you think is the most successful and collectible guitar in this series?
    The most successful was Sandy. They sold more Sandys than any other model.
    But the most collectible is probably a different model.

    I like my Donnas better than my Sandys but that's a personal choice. I don't think in terms of "most collectible", just what I like the best.
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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    The most successful was Sandy. They sold more Sandys than any other model.
    But the most collectible is probably a different model.

    I like my Donnas better than my Sandys but that's a personal choice. I don't think in terms of "most collectible", just what I like the best.
    Do you have many “modern” LP?
    What is your favorite?

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    I'd have to say CC1. CC7s are great bargains.
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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    The Danger Burst would get my vote! CC#45

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisguitar View Post
    Do you have many “modern” LP?
    What is your favorite?
    I only have my Sandy and Donna copies [that I got as part of the payment for using my guitars].

    But modern Les Pauls are always in my store, so I often see others than my personal instruments.
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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    I can't speak for "best" collector's choice, but CC#1 is by far the most collectible. Unfortunately you'll need about $15K for the VOS and $25K for the aged model. The prices are outrageous, but it's a sweet guitar that's for sure.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Some of the Collector's Choices also had True Historic specs, so keep that in mind if that kind of thing is important to you.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Some of the Collector's Choices also had True Historic specs, so keep that in mind if that kind of thing is important to you.
    I know that the True Historic is another step to the “perfect” Les Paul,
    so I prefer choose between these guitars.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Check reverb and avoid those which are being sold frequently.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    I'd have to type that CC#1 is the most collectable. Doesn't mean it's the best (it is to me), or the prettiest, but they're hard to come by.
    Midnight Blues

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    What do you think about this cc #5 and this seller?

    https://loviesguitars.com/product/mi...onna-sunburst/

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    They're many in the Collectors Choice series that are great, but I picked up #43 Mick Ralphs about 8 months ago, and it's one of the best new LP's I've owned.


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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisguitar View Post
    What do you think about this cc #5 and this seller?

    https://loviesguitars.com/product/mi...onna-sunburst/
    Price is nice, but the top doesn't really match the Donna style maple like most of the others.
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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Price is nice, but the top doesn't really match the Donna style maple like most of the others.
    It's not every day you get the owner of the ACTUAL '59 burst evaluating your potential purchase of a CC version of their guitar, so I'd take his word for it.

    I like the price and the nice dark fretboard, but something about the top doesn't feel right to me either. Not that it's bad, but it's nothing like the original.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Price is nice, but the top doesn't really match the Donna style maple like most of the others.
    The top may not look like the original Donna, but that is a beautiful guitar nonetheless!

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    The guitar is in unplayed condition and in my opinion this is important.
    I found another guitar with a nice price:


    https://reverb.com/item/14815279-gib...-2015-59-burst


    I asked about the condition of the frets, originality, case candy ecc. ecc. and the answer was:

    “The guitar is all original and because it is from a large collection it hasn’t been played much.
    So..... the fretboard and frets are in great condition. The case also is original and in great shape - cames with the certificate and case candy too.

    It weighs in at 9.10 Lbs - has no repairs and needs none - and of course...it sounds...incredible”.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by GotTheSilver View Post
    The top may not look like the original Donna, but that is a beautiful guitar nonetheless!
    My thoughts exactly!
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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteNJ75 View Post
    It's not every day you get the owner of the ACTUAL '59 burst evaluating your potential purchase of a CC version of their guitar, so I'd take his word for it.
    But remember, my opinion is based on only a few photos.
    Those guitars are great. I love my Donna copies and one has a top that matches and one doesn't.
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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    I would like to know if the scratches and the dents on the guitar on sale by Luthiers Workshop are original or not.
    The price is very good, but I would like to see the top from different angles to evaluate the flaming.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Sorry, I’m located in Italy and Luthiers Workshop doesn’t ships overseas 😒

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    If you are interested in a Donna I would suggest taking your time. I have seen a wide variety of tops. There are some really nice ones out there. The guitars themselves are fantastic.

    For that kind of money you want to get one that you really love ...don't settle. Gary's has a nice one. Its priced a little high but you know you are getting a top shelf guitar from them.

    https://www.garysguitars.com/catalog...80%9D#expanded

    Good luck in your search!!!

    Here are a couple of pictures of mine. The flame is so 3D on this guitar. It sounds and looks great. I had to wait and look around for a really nice one.


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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    If my memory serves me correctly, that one made the rounds on eBay a few months ago...sold for pretty cheap. I think around $5,000. The top looked weird around the toggle switch to me. Just my two cents!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Price is nice, but the top doesn't really match the Donna style maple like most of the others.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    If my memory serves me correctly, that one made the rounds on eBay a few months ago...sold for pretty cheap. I think around $5,000. The top looked weird around the toggle switch to me. Just my two cents.

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisguitar View Post
    What do you think about this cc #5 and this seller?

    https://loviesguitars.com/product/mi...onna-sunburst/

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Quote Originally Posted by cxuereb View Post
    If my memory serves me correctly, that one made the rounds on eBay a few months ago...sold for pretty cheap. I think around $5,000. The top looked weird around the toggle switch to me. Just my two cents.
    Actually the top looked “particular” around the toggle switch.
    I will wait for a really right guitar.
    I could even change model, I heard good things about the cc#37 Carmelita...
    But now Donna remains my favorite choice.

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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    Why limit yourself to a Gibson Collectors Choice (CC) model?

    You can't do much better than a signed Pearly Gates, or one of the first Duane Allman "HotLanta" models.
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    Re: Best and more collectible True Historic cc LP?

    I think Goldie's (CC#2) hold their value's as well - especially the ones with big tops. CC's are made in limited numbers so I would think by that alone would make them a bit more valuable than a TH which I think has higher production volumes? I also like the CC16 as another great value for the dollar and there is one at Wildwood. One that you also don't see very often with hide-glue construction are the 20th Anniversary R9's painted by Tom Murphy, handpicked tops by Edwin Wilson and Tom Murphy. There were a couple out there on Reverb that I think are fantastic guitars at a great value. Really depends on how much you want to spend?
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