#1
Hi guys, I have been keeping an eye on this guitar they have at the Boston Guitar Center for months now and still can't make up my mind if I want to buy it or not. It's a used Custom shop LP # 1 of whatever amount they made. Sorry I forget what the medallion on the head stock says. The finish already has some cracks showing in the top and the guitar is only a few years old but I never saw one like this before with that type of bridge. It plays and sounds decent but I am more into it for collecting purposes and not playing. The price is $4055.00 I talked to them and that is as low as they will go. I am pretty sure it was originaly over 5 grand when I first saw it about right after they got it in, so they have dropped the price.


#2
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Yeah... It looks like it vomited all over itself.
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#5
You'd be better off spending your money on a godly amp, IMO, rather than a Gibson Custom Shop.

I also think that finish is fugly. It looks like Gibson just threw some glue and glitter on a guitar and decided to charge an outrageous price for it.
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#7
I know it's not the kind of guitar I would normally buy but in terms of collectability it might be a good investment. That's why I am considering buying it.
#8
if u are gonna collect then its probably fine. that finish is the type thats for-keeping-only. the color is just to 'fabulous' if u know what i mean
#9
LOL Yeah! When I first saw it I thought it was a Gold Top but when I got close all I could think of was Disco Ball. LOL My main consideration is that it is #1 of the line.

I am sure the glitter top is why it has been sitting there for a long time now.
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I know it's not the kind of guitar I would normally buy but in terms of collectability it might be a good investment. That's why I am considering buying it.


I don't think it will be much of a collectors item if no one likes it...
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#11
I just threw up in my mouth a little...
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I don't think it will be much of a collectors item if no one likes it...

well a lot of ppl collect old Fords, and they sell for a lot considering no one likes them...

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#13
If you were a collector with money to burn, I'd say that'd be a great thing to buy.

But if you're looking for something to play and use, don't bother. Having played many Custom Shop models myself, I can safely tell you, don't go for one just because it seems rare or has a special finish. The quality varies so much you need to just play a ton and go with whatever plays and sounds best.
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#14
Thanks guys.

Well after discussing it with my girlfriend It's not going to happen. I have bought 5 guitars (2 this week alone) as well as some bodies, necks and variouse parts in the last month for some builds. I'm getting sh*t for that. I did play and it did sound and play OK but I have played much better. I was just considering it as an investment. I am also trying to buy small collection of nice guitars from a guy going thru marital problems. I would rather get those 6 or 7 guitars than the one LP pictured, then I could keep what I like and sell off the others or use them for trade. I agree with the lack of quality on some hing end Gibsons and Custom Shop models. When I was big into collecting Gibsons almost all the vintage ones I ever tried were top quality and consistant now a days I can find Epiphones and other off brands that I like much better for a fraction of the cost. Also reading the replies here I kind of think I might get stuck with it and loose dough. You guys and my GF saved me over 4 grand! LOL


John