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1957 Gold Top 250K

treeofpain

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On the assumption that all is 'right', considering the age, it is 'mint', (relatively speaking) ... :salude

I respectfully disagree. Mint means mint, regardless of the age of the item. This is why we should be very careful using the word. Otherwise, it will have no meaning at all.
 

66SuperTremMKIV

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I respectfully disagree. Mint means mint, regardless of the age of the item. This is why we should be very careful using the word. Otherwise, it will have no meaning at all.


Like...... Plexi, for all those with re-issues..... you have a Plexi re-issue :eek:la
 

Wally

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+1 with treeofpain..... Mint = shows NO SIGNS of having been played....regardless of age. Condition is not ranked according to the age of the instrument....just as condition does not have anything to do with the age of the instrument.
IF...IF this one is all-original, then imho it is in excellent condition....showing some signs of having been played.
 

sws1

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Personally, I don't care which word they use, provided they describe ALL the minuses/issues in the description and provide clear pictures. I'll determine the adjective I want to use, and how much to pay for said adjective. The listing, in its entirety, is what is important.
 

Wally

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sws1, I understand that totally personal and subjective perspective....a buyer be informed and beware type of thing. However, in the industry there are accepted standards for the classification of condition.
"So, given that this is an industry that demands some sort of standards, which of the two goldtops above is perhaps excellent and which one is mint? IMho, the one in the l ink that Good Wood gives us has to be considered mint. The pickup covers and bridge show that the GT in the Reverb.com offering has been played considerably....and the pictures do not reveal what those pics from the 2007 thread reveal about frets...in particular. The reverb.com guitar is Exc cond at best, imho...IF I have to classify it for a sale. Like you sws1, I will make up my own mind about that if I looking to buy it.
 

Chef Greg

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Somebody still offers these?
Info please. :)


I don't know if he has any left but he did have a good number of them several months ago... I'm sure Marfen will share info if he gets a reply.... they were priced @ over $300 fyi
 
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