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(@ldavis04)
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Is this for real? Is this guitar worth that kind of money?

http://cgi.ebay.com/1960-Gibson-Les-Paul-Standard-Sunburst-blistertop_W0QQitemZ7391080938QQcategoryZ38086QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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(@nolongerme)
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It must have more of a heritage than my family!


   
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(@peaveywolfgang5150)
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unless its made of diamonds. no


   
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(@noteboat)
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If you're into really collectable guitars, the 1958-1960 Les Paul Standards are among the highest priced - anything under $50,000 or so is now considered a bargain.

But wait - that's for an original guitar. The ad you linked isn't exactly original: The guitar was re-necked in 1997 due to the original neck being badly broken...All parts are original to the guitar with the exception of the treble pickup surround which dates to the 70s , the tuners which are circa 1959 and the jackplate

In my opinion, getting six figures for this guitar is dreaming.

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 Taso
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I was thinking the same exact thing Noteboat. If it wasn't for the re-neck and other replacements, the guitar might be worth around that figure.

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 Bish
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Did you notice all the bids that were piling up? :wink:

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(@rocker)
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i love les pauls, but you better be able to drive this and live in it, for that kind of money

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(@greybeard)
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What did you do that for? How am I going to decide between them, now? :cry: :cry: :cry:

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(@slejhamer)
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here's one for ya :shock:

http://cgi.ebay.com/One-Owner-1942-Vintage-Martin-D-45-Guitar_W0QQitemZ7390877541QQcategoryZ33028QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Interesting that the reserve on that one hasn't yet been met. Anyone up for a game of Martin Roulette? Each person puts in a bid at the next increment, hopefully not triggering the reserve. Winner is the one who puts in the highest bid before the reserve gets met. :twisted:

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(@greybeard)
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I guess that the reserve is set at $230000. This is a relist after the last buyer pulled out after bidding 229000 and one bidder has already offered either a Maybach or $233000 if the auction is cut short.

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(@noteboat)
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Pre-war Martins are very valuable, it's true (1942 qualifies as 'pre-War' by the way). The pricing is due to the rarity - there were less than 100 D-45s made during about a 10 year period from the mid 30s to the mid 40s.

Still, the seller is dreaming. Or scamming - look at the bid history, with multiple bids from one guy, who frequently outbids himself. A sharp buyer tesing to see where the reserve is? I don't think so...

Prices for pre-war Martins (at least so far) have not topped $175K, and that's for mint condition - not one with 1964 tuning keys and a top crack. This guitar is certainly worth high five figures, maybe even $100-125K. But $200 plus? Not a chance.

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(@tim_madsen)
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That's just stupid :roll:

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(@refin)
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I was thinking the same exact thing Noteboat. If it wasn't for the re-neck and other replacements, the guitar might be worth around that figure.

If it weren't for the reneck and other replacements,that guitar is easily over $200,000.Bursts are in the 175-250 large area right now,if original.

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(@ricochet)
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I'd be just as happy with an Agile at considerably less cost. :D

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