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FINALLY…My first “score”

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norcalpiper

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So I was at GC yesterday pocking up strings. I took a look over at the used section and saw a really nice Tobacco Burst LP studio. But it was weird, as it had binding. Price was $849.
I had them take it down, and upon inspecting, I realized this guitar had never been played (even though it wS dusty as hell). I tuned it, but it was unplayable due to ski jump action.
I went ahead and bought it, took it home, cleaned and polished from top to bottom, had my luthier friend come over and do some nut filing and BOOM. I had a literal brand new Studio (with binding). ‘57’s with coil split, AND a brown HSC.
I feel like a got fantastic deal. Studios today cost around $1700. This guitar had no scuffs, scratches, the truss rod nut had paint on it and had never been adjusted. I suspect a pandemic purchase. I am very happy after reading so many “score” purchases to have one of my own.
The only con, if you could call it that, is the guitar is ultra-weight relieved, so the low end falls short of my standard. But it sounds phenomenal and is a joy to play.
 
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I tried adding a pic, but it fails saying it is too big for server.
 

ch willie

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That's a fine looking guitar. I would have thought that weigh relieved, you'd have more bass with it. But that's just my ignorance, I'm sure.
 

Jethro Rocker

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That's a fine looking guitar. I would have thought that weigh relieved, you'd have more bass with it. But that's just my ignorance, I'm sure.
Yeah I don't think weight relieved will affect low end much at all. I have some of each. Pickups will be way more important in that regard. Looks great! If it sounds good play it lots!
 

LeonC

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Cool looking guitar! Have a great time playing it throughout the new year!
 
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