#1
1988 Gibson Les Paul electric guitar with tremelo bar in fair condition.

EDIT: I'm possibly buying this guitar not selling it, would like some hard numbers to work off of. Thanks so much.




Thanks for the info.
Last edited by cjchyea at Jun 2, 2008,
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#8
Definitly needs some cleaning and whatnot, but if everything works, alot. A Gibson enthusiast would prolly give their left testicle for it.
#9
Eww.. if that's yours, you did a **** job in taking care of it. It looks like hell... clean it.
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#10
I wouldn't pay a cent for it as it's been horribly modified. The locking Nut has probably weakened the headstock joint significantly as it would need additional screw holes drilled to mount it and it now causes extra tension on the joint instead of the tuners. The tremolo bridge is also ugly (to me anyway) and using it would again stress the headstock joint if it allows for raising string pitch. How much routing was done on the body to accomodate this? A bigsby would've given the modifier tremolo without having to do so much to the les PAul. What a shame!
#11
Is it me or is the locking nut in the wrong place.

Looks quite horrible IMO.
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#12
i think it is horrendous but prob around $2k
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It not mine, but I may buy it. What price would you ask for?


Have you played it? Looks like a lot things may go wrong (headstock falling off?).
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#15
haven't played it going to look at ti tomorrow.

If you had to throw out a number just from the pics.
#16
Does it come with the case?
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#17
If i were you i would look in to buying a newer guitar then that one. or maybe one just in a better shape then that one. it looks like when you pick it up it would brake in half.
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#19
Maybe if it had new finish and a better head stcok it would sell for more but im not sure.
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#20
I'd say £600, which is around $1200 IIRC.
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#21
Im not buying it to play it, its at a moving sale for $200. Thinking it might be a good investment.
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Im not buying it to play it, its at a moving sale for $200. Thinking it might be a good investment.


Bloody hell.
Buy it ASAP. You could resell it and make a nice profit!
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#23
Yeah, if it's being sold for $200, get it. You'd probably get about $500 back for it. That's a nice profit for doin absolutely nothing.
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#24
Noone at UG has any idea what they are talking about, this isn't a good place to ask about this kind of thing.

Those cases alone go on ebay for several hundred. I'd say it's worth around 2 grand.

Also, a lot of guitars had locking vibratos added in the 80's, it was in fashion.
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Noone at UG has any idea what they are talking about, this isn't a good place to ask about this kind of thing.

Those cases alone go on ebay for several hundred. I'd say it's worth around 2 grand.

Also, a lot of guitars had locking vibratos added in the 80's, it was in fashion.


1988 is NOT a Vintage year for Gibson LPs and this guitar has been modified severely! Bigsby tremolo's were used to modify hardtails as it was compatible with the existing hardware not the bridge selected here. You can get a brand new Gibson Faded LP in Canada for about $2200.00 so why anyone for pay almost that for a bastardized, used guitar is beyond me. As for the hardshell case, brand new $200-300.00 for a good quality new case. I tend to agree with aprevious comment that at $200.00 you might be able to turn a profit, IF you can sell it for more. Not everyone would buy such a strange beast.
#28
Almost looks like a Black Beauty...

Anyways, LP doesn't have a vintage '88.

So this one would most likely be customized considering the tremolo.

so just don't overpay.


Don't have an exact price range for you though. Sorry.
#30
Quote by hamish5178
Noone at UG has any idea what they are talking about, this isn't a good place to ask about this kind of thing.

Those cases alone go on ebay for several hundred. I'd say it's worth around 2 grand.

Also, a lot of guitars had locking vibratos added in the 80's, it was in fashion.


There is absolutely no way that's worth 2 grand. I think my estimate of 500 dollars is much nearer the mark, unless you get someone blinded by the Gibson name. The 80's were not good years particularly for Gibson and you'd be a fool to pay more for one that didn't play like a dream.
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#31
for 200 bucks i would do it, and then have a fun project over the summer, restoring it to its former glory. you can make the first frakenpaul while you are at it.
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#32
If that trem is what I think it is(a hella rare LP floyd) then it alone is worth at least $200
You could probably get at least $500 if not more for it.
#33
its a nice guitar when in good condition, but the owner obviously hasn't cleaned this thing since '88. I'd say try and get a nicer one. IN the long run a newer one will cost less because of the repairs and modifications this thing would need to get it back to its former glory.
#34
Dude! the headstock will probly fall off before you can play it again!