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    Real? Staged? Someone we know?



    I think "Max" is an actor. I've only ever known one guitar collector that is this much of an overplayed caricature of the "Type A" guitar guy.

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    Based on the editing alone, it's clear to me that we're looking at a "reality" script here. That's how I see it, anyway.
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    Come on, if he "buys and sells guitars for a living" he should have known that it was refretted. I smell "Scripted reality" here.

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    gag.

    Of course they would not dream of doing the obvious - contacting Gibson with a serial number to try to track the original specs of the guitar and it's original sale.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    gag.

    Of course they would not dream of doing the obvious - contacting Gibson with a serial number to try to track the original specs of the guitar and it's original sale.....
    LMAO!! Right??

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    Now... if it had been used on Pet Sounds...
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    Seems pretty fake to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    Now... if it had been used on Pet Sounds...
    Hahahaha!

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    Just look at the binding job in the second freeze frame youtube photo... I ain't saying nothin' but it was well known that Les liked seconds.

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    So what's the verdict? And, even if it had been owned by Les....where is the value? Seems like a nice Gibson LP custom that may have been owned by Les...but, without direct provenance and paperwork supporting his ownership...it would appear to have the value of a production model.

    And....that whole issue of the refret....makes me think that the entire guitar was refinished...it's too clean and "minty" for it to have been used to the extent that a re-fret would have been required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    And....that whole issue of the refret....makes me think that the entire guitar was refinished...it's too clean and "minty" for it to have been used to the extent that a re-fret would have been required.
    Some people prefer a different size fret than what comes standard on a model and will yank perfectly good frets on a brand new guitar just to get their preferred size on. I don't understand this, but then, to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Come on, if he "buys and sells guitars for a living" he should have known that it was refretted. I smell "Scripted reality" here.
    No doubt. I'm not sure I've ever seen a production LPC without nibs that wasn't a refret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    So what's the verdict? And, even if it had been owned by Les....where is the value? Seems like a nice Gibson LP custom that may have been owned by Les...but, without direct provenance and paperwork supporting his ownership...it would appear to have the value of a production model.

    And....that whole issue of the refret....makes me think that the entire guitar was refinished...it's too clean and "minty" for it to have been used to the extent that a re-fret would have been required.
    Frets, shmets.

    You guys realize that guitars previously owned by anyone named Les are priceless, right?

    Because they're just not making any new Lesses...

    So if anyone wants to make a great investment at an inflated price, I do have my receipts with my name on them and stuff!

    Plus, you know, bragging rights:

    You: (in hushed, reverent tones) "This is the very guitar that Les used on the famous Ford campaign, not to mention a Chevy ad."

    Your guest: "So effing what? No one cares about ad music."

    You: "But his name is Les."

    Your guest: "Oh, well, that's different. I guess I didn't hear that the first time. If you ever want to sell it, I'll pay you $200,000 for it."

    You: "You have to be joking. It was owned by Les. It's probably more valuable than Clapton's Blackie."

    Your guest: "Would you take One Million Dollars for it?"

    You: "I think you'd have to come up a little."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Because they're just not making any new Lesses...
    LESi....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    LESi....
    That, too.
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