#1
Why is the Gibson Les Paul iced Tea (just for instance) 1959 like two grand more then the VOS 1958? Is it that much more special cause of the flame top? or the instrumentation?
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#2
Because Gibson feels the need to overprice their products.
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#3
How do you think a flamed top is acquired? They have to kill a baby panda and inseminate the maple top with its hair. Inseminate man. Do you even know what that is? No. And that's what makes it so expensive.
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How do you think a flamed top is acquired? They have to kill a baby panda and inseminate the maple top with its hair. Inseminate man. Do you even know what that is? No. And that's what makes it so expensive.


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#5
What is vos?
Very old stock?
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#6
Why? Because it says Gibson. I love Gibson... just wish they'd make good guitars, with good QC, and charge accordingly. Instead, they sometimes like to drop thos first two things and charge as if they didn't.

And VOS stands for Vintage Original Spec.
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#7
Because it's Gibson. It's what they do. I do love 50's LP's Tho...
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#8
Firstly, yes, the flame maple cap does add a lot of cost. A good AAAA flame top will always cost a lot, no matter what brand the guitar is from.

Secondly, the '59 has a thicker neck = more materials being used. It seems weird, but they can get two early 50's or 60's neck profile necks out of the same one piece of wood needed to make a single '59 neck.

Thirdly, the '59 LPs are regarded by the majority of people as being the very best Les Pauls there are, so just the fact it has a 9 instead of an 8 automatically is going to bump up the price, for the same reason why a low-end Gibson Studio often costs more than a higher quality Epiphone Elitist: names and prestige sell.
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#9
^Actually a Gibson Studio isn't low end. Yeah sure it's stripped down visually. But it has all the other important parts of a Les Paul. However modern Gibsons feeling pretty meh often, I'd rather have an Epi if I got it new (used is a different story, I've yet to find a better LP compared to my '98 Studio)

But yeah, the '59 is more popular. More artists are associated with 1959 than with the 1958 for an example!
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