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    What's the best/easiest/cheapest way into a vintage Gibson? - 2022 edition

    This is a fair point, unfortunately I left my job last year to come to college... DOH!
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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - real or fake?

    Yeah exactly. The bloke was the shadiest dude I have spoken to for a long time, as correctly identified the serial number and the guitar are two different things.
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    What's the best/easiest/cheapest way into a vintage Gibson? - 2022 edition

    Hello, have to say a little red faced to have a whole thread dedicated to my insanity 🤣🤣- I have been interested in guitar collecting for about 7 years now, and have amassed a reasonable collection of both new-ish and old instruments, however my vintage stuff is not exactly 50's gibsons and...
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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - real or fake?

    Oh yeah, tell me about it. I have spent years lurking and researching and frankly obsessing... I have a reasonable knowlege, and a definite wariness 😂😂
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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - real or fake?

    Hahaha absolutely correct, I have been obsessed with em for years but now I have actually held them I have a serious problem on my hands...
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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - real or fake?

    Exactly... the dude had it up for £950. Dodgy af. He said it sold now anyway.
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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - real or fake?

    I nearly bought this guitar last night 🙂 seller was convinced it was an og 54. I did some digging, and he then sent me this:
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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - real or fake?

    Its a reissue mate, the seller is a bit of a dope, he has got photos of all the paperwork. I asked last night haha!
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    '54 Goldtop Serial Number- genuine or Re-issue?

    So an opportunity to buy an advertised "genuine" 54 Goldtop has arisen, which would be my first "vintage" Gibson, and in looking up the serial number online it could be from 53-54 as advertised or from the 90s as a reissue. Guy says his uncle bought it in the 80s-90s, the headstock looks worn as...
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    Help Wanted

    He really, really is. There are a few out there, I had someone from NYC offer to let me play their burst(s) last year too. Total strangers, and also MASSIVE shout out to David Plues. Another fantastic gentleman and amazing contributor to the community.
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    Help Wanted

    So yesterday I made 250 mile trip to go and see the "Exile on Main St", Burst and other amazing vintage instruments. Not only is this possibly one of the greatest days of my life, the owner is possibly one of the nicest gentleman I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He went well out of his...
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    Help Wanted

    I hate to burst your bubble but I've had 3 offers already 😅😅😅 ask and ye shall recieve as they say!
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    Help Wanted

    Yep all of the research I will be doing for this project will cover Les' design work and innovation! Else wise my thesis is on the quality and design of manufacture of that era of instruments (not on any model in particular but for reference sake I have an 09 sunburst trad, so a fair comparison...
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    Help Wanted

    Hello, so basically I am writing an essay for my design course at Bournemouth University about guitar design- particulary the burst and what it is that makes it quite so special- was it clever design or by accident? Do they command such a high price because they are the "modern Stradivarius" or...
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