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All Historics are Structurally the same from 2002/2003 through today. With the exception of hide glue for the neck, nut material trus rod condom. Nothing els has changed.
2013 was no major change in anything.
Gibson still to this day cant make a PAF worth anything. There so so at best.
I was at Mandolin Brothers one day and Stan had a LL L5 on the wall right next to it the Historic model.
I compared both and played both side by side.
This was a perfect what to to just hear the difference in wood only.
They sounded the same basically.
But the LL sounded mature well played and...
I neva bought Vintage for a reason.
Yes i was offered and yes i had the opportunity. And i definitely know the people to get them from.
I don't see the need to spend 600k+ on a guitar that i have already.
As a professional musician i am very happy with my Historics.
Burst are fantastic and...
The reason a Burst is so expensive is because there where ruffly only 1700 built.
The price is not reflecting quality its rarity and 50 years of a legend.
A LP will sound like a LP even a norlin will still get you a LP sound.
One of the best places to find out about Historics and Burst is right here.
Plenty of Historic guys like myself. We been doing this for 28 years.
And the vintage guys here started the whole market. A weth of knolage here.
You have to know your Historic and know your burst. And well go to used dealers that are reputable. There are plenty out there.
Its not Necessarily someone's problem your buying. Not if you know what your doing.
Believe me ive delt with alot of the reverb and ebay jokers.... yes there are no...
A better comparison would be to put your Historics up against the records of the mid 60s to late 70s.
Because thats the tone that made this whole question in the first place.
And your listing to a 5 to 10 to 15 year old burst on those records.
Its been 28 years of Historics now.
So there are...
Historics vs Burst....
Well here is my 2 bits....
Back in the time when Bursts where first being discovered. Lest say for arguments sake earlier 60s.
Rolling Stones up to Zeppelin.
They were under 10 years old.
I say this because, age has a factor that can be herd very clearly.
Today there 60...
Yes Gibson is Notorious with there heavy hand on there dealers. Thats why buying second had is the way to go. Check out some of the guys on here selling for your next one.
Marks Guitar Loft would be a good one to check out.
Ok for all the newbies out there.
Historics will not be worth money in the future.
There are 29 years worth of them out there. Anniversarys, special runs, limited edition..... on and on.
Gibson Doesn't hold value in limited editions This is the way gibson operates planned obsolence.