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NAMM guitars - worth paying new prices for a display model?

Rick Henry

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After I agreed to the purchase I asked if the repair guy could remove the sticker on the back of the headstock. He did and there was no sign it was there.
Same as that. I just removed the sticker from mine five minutes ago. It's been on there since January 2019 and came off real easy.

Mine came with a nice brown reissue case but the neck wasn't touching the support in the case as it sat deeper in the body of the case being a Junior so I swapped it out with a new Costa Rica Lifton instead.
 

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Rick Henry

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Are you mad?

guitarguitar and maxGuitars just the other day had an ax NAMM listed (with the golden booklet that comes with the 60ths specially noting in it saying ‘as displayed at NAMM 2019), both for £1000 / 1000euro more (£6500) than RRP (£5450). They both sold

any ebay listing with an ex NAMM has an uplift over a regular, or is at least a selling point.
Is this not because the prices went up across the board? I've never seen uk dealer put a premium on a NAMM show piece? Coda had a NAMM show Les Paul Special that offered to me with quite a substantial discount.
It does affect the paint, quite rapidly.
Took mine out and it’s lighly visible.
Unlucky. Mine's been on since January 2019 and I removed it today almost over two and a half years later and there's no evidence of it ever having been there.
 

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El Gringo

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Is this not because the prices went up across the board? I've never seen uk dealer put a premium on a NAMM show piece? Coda had a NAMM show Les Paul Special that offered to me with quite a substantial discount.

Unlucky. Mine's been on since January 2019 and I removed it today almost over two and a half years later and there's no evidence of it ever having been there.
This is exactly why I despise any type of sticker with adhesive on a high end guitar or even not a high end one .
 

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This is exactly why I despise any type of sticker with adhesive on a high end guitar or even not a high end one .
The sticker came off without any damage or shadow.

Unlike my 1978 Les Paul Custom that had a sticker on for years and has left a shadow.
 

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The sticker came off without any damage or shadow.

Unlike my 1978 Les Paul Custom that had a sticker on for years and has left a shadow.
exactly what I am talking about -the dreaded shadow in addition to any glue/adhesive that didn't lift off . So it's a skull and bones ?
 

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exactly what I am talking about -the dreaded shadow in addition to any glue/adhesive that didn't lift off . So it's a skull and bones ?
The Death or Glory skull & bones was on the Custom for years. The Namm show sticker for not as many years but it came off easy and cleaning the glue residue was a simple case of using a little white spirit. There's no sign of it ever having been there now.

Before & after.
 

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The Death or Glory skull & bones was on the Custom for years. The Namm show sticker for not as many years but it came off easy and cleaning the glue residue was a simple case of using a little white spirit. There's no sign of it ever having been there now.

Before & after.
Good Job , and nice guitar !
 
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