- Mar 28, 2009
This thread's beginning to feel as though it's been running since 1964....
my wife still gives me a hard time over 'the strad' lol. he took about 7 months to befriend me and butter me up. the 3k was to travel to pick it up from an old friend then consign it to some cat in philly and i would get a cut.I'm not sure if you're post is a teese. If so then it made me laugh
But if you really did pay 3k thinking that you were going to get a stradavaious, and you really do think that this guy has got a 59 burst, then you are a scammers dream.
If you really do feel that he has a 59 burst then why don't you offer him 3k for it and I bet he will accept it. But you won't get a guitar that's for sure.
about 4 years ago i was reading a thread on an amp sight and out of the blue and totally out of context a guy posted one sentence 'i want to sell my 1958 les paul' his post was already a few weeks old, i messaged him and asked 'hey by chance this wouldnt be a les paul standard would it?' he wrote back and said yes.his name was joe barlow and he was the original owner he sent pics it was a plaintop. he told me he had to take it to a local shop to estimate value, he got back to me with 250k firm. i wound up ligning up a loan and offered him 175k but he had already sold it to a guy in england who already had another one. yes they are still out there. ps. he said it had nice hot pickups in it.Let's not forget the "trash bag" V that Joe B. bought, thanks to Nick Conte digging it up, literally out of the owner's basement. Also, the 58 burst he just bought out of Africa. They're still out there folks.
How the hell did you fall for that.my wife still gives me a hard time over 'the strad' lol. he took about 7 months to befriend me and butter me up. the 3k was to travel to pick it up from an old friend then consign it to some cat in philly and i would get a cut.
i think he used it on medical expenses he had bad health problems. (he said)
i could tell you about some huge losses i took in business from freak circumstances, i dont think anyone would believe me . and it was again my unbridled faith in humanity for some of those as well. i,m becoming more conservative lately
i,m wondering why this 59 burst dude would take so much time to divulge a find like this if he is just making it all up. what is he 12 years old?
It doesn't exist my friend. But I sure your advice will be greatly appreciated and is good to know.There are two music stores in Catonsville MD that I am familiar with and could authenticate this guitar if it exists.
of the two, Guitar Exchange would probably be the most capable as they deal primarily in vintage guitars and amps. Bill's is a great store but they sell all kinds of musical instruments from guitars to trombones and may not have the experience to evaluate a vintage Les Paul.