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  • 1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top?

    So, what would one sell for anyway?

    An ad on my local CraigsList:


    1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top MUST SELL - $2900
    Date: 2008-03-23, 6:35PM EDT

    must sell because some family problems..please email me for details

    1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

    I was amazed on how this guitar played and sounded.
    The shape of this guitar is incredible the checking
    is very light and minimal. The pots are clean and pickup
    switch works like it was a new guitar. I
    have never heard pickups like this they sound amazing and
    are very hot. The fret wear is very minimal for it still
    being the original frets. There is some wear on the fret
    board in the 2nd and 4th fret. The neck is good and straight
    and the tuners work very nice and hold pretty good.

    This item is a 100% original 1953 Les Paul Gold Top ONE OWNER!!!!

    I emailed and asked for pictures. Here is the response:


    Hello

    Thank you for your interest in my guitar. The price i am hoping to sell it is $2900 US. The shipping taxes are included in this price (that means i will pay all shipping taxes, as seller)

    Regarding the item i have for sale you have to know that this is 100% original, not a re-issued guitar. I was amazed on how this guitar played and sounded. The shape of this guitar is incredible the checking is very light and minimal. The pots are clean and pickup switch works like it was a new guitar. I have never heard pickups like this they sound amazing and are very hot. The fret wear is very minimal for it still being the original frets. There is some wear on the fret board in the 2nd and 4th fret. The neck is good and straight and the tuners work very nice and hold pretty good.

    You have to know that i am not a musician, and i dont know many things about musical instruments. The guitar belongs to my brother. He died two weeks ago in a bike
    accident.
    The guitar is now in British Columbia, Canada as my brother lived there. I am now here as i
    took care of the funerals. Because i have no use for this i am selling it.

    I wait your further questions and i will provide any infos you need.
    Thank you
    Regards.


    We made all the hotspots, my money flowed like wine
    And then that low-down southern whiskey, began to fog my mind

  • #2
    I do not think humbuckers made in 1953 would be very hot?

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    • #3
      Did they send pics?


      If it's legit, $2900 is a steal. Get the serial #.

      It smells fishy though.
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      • #4
        There is one small body pic in the auction showing P-90's. They did not send me additional pics as I had asked.
        We made all the hotspots, my money flowed like wine
        And then that low-down southern whiskey, began to fog my mind

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        • #5
          There is one small body pic in the auction showing P-90's. They did not send me additional pics as I had asked.

          Ask again and tell them they don't need to copy & paste the ad copy again.
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          Digital Men - my recording project

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          • #6
            I do not think humbuckers made in 1953 would be very hot?


            this stood out for me aswell.
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            • #7
              It was listed in the Charleston, SC Craigslist, but doesn't say anything about the family problem.

              http://charleston.craigslist.org/msg/616148215.html

              Probably bogus. The ad does not say where the guitar is located.
              Where are you located?




              1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - no reissued - she is authentic one
              This item is a 100% original 1953 Les Paul Gold Top ONE OWNER!!!!


              1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

              I was amazed on how this guitar played and sounded.
              The shape of this guitar is incredible the checking
              is very light and minimal. The pots are clean and pickup
              switch works like it was a new guitar. I
              have never heard pickups like this they sound amazing and
              are very hot. The fret wear is very minimal for it still
              being the original frets. There is some wear on the fret
              board in the 2nd and 4th fret. The neck is good and straight
              and the tuners work very nice and hold pretty good.

              for more pictures to be seen please email me asap !
              free delivery !

              Proud member of the Les Paul Jr Crew

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              • #8
                Delaware. Link: http://delaware.craigslist.org/msg/616087434.html


                I liked this part:

                I was amazed on how this guitar played and sounded......The pots are clean and pickup switch works like it was a new guitar. ... The fret wear is very minimal ... i am not a musician, and i dont know many things about musical instruments.


                I asked for pics (again).
                We made all the hotspots, my money flowed like wine
                And then that low-down southern whiskey, began to fog my mind

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                • #9
                  It was listed in the Charleston, SC Craigslist, but doesn't say anything about the family problem.

                  http://charleston.craigslist.org/msg/616148215.html

                  Probably bogus. The ad does not say where the guitar is located.
                  Where are you located?




                  1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top - no reissued - she is authentic one
                  This item is a 100% original 1953 Les Paul Gold Top ONE OWNER!!!!


                  1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

                  I was amazed on how this guitar played and sounded.
                  The shape of this guitar is incredible the checking
                  is very light and minimal. The pots are clean and pickup
                  switch works like it was a new guitar. I
                  have never heard pickups like this they sound amazing and
                  are very hot. The fret wear is very minimal for it still
                  being the original frets. There is some wear on the fret
                  board in the 2nd and 4th fret. The neck is good and straight
                  and the tuners work very nice and hold pretty good.

                  for more pictures to be seen please email me asap !
                  free delivery !



                  My world for that guitar.
                  -Rich

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                  • #10
                    Another response:

                    Hello again,

                    thank you emailed me and for your wilignes to continue our deall for the price 2,900 USD.
                    I have researched and tested different payment methods and the
                    cheapest ones are the slowest. I have found one that it is the fastest,to make the
                    deposit.
                    Their fees are high, but since I want to make this deal as soon as possible and I believe you are
                    too, I will beprepared to cover all taxes of the eBay escrow service.
                    here is how the transaction will work:
                    1.Buyer and seller agree on the transaction terms and a selling price.
                    Seller contacts eBay Escrow with the transaction details;

                    2. eBay Escrow accepts the transaction and offers purchase protection
                    to the buyer (if the transaction is declined, no further action is required from either the buyer or the seller);
                    Seller will start shipping to buyer shipping address and he will provide all informations to eBay.The seller has ten (10) business days to send the buyer
                    and eBay Escrow the tracking number of the shipment;

                    3.The buyer sends the payment to eBay Escrow agent. if the buyer will not send the payment to the eBay Escrow agent, in max 2-3 days the shipping will be put on hold


                    4.Buyer receives the merchandise and has 10 days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described,
                    the buyer should accept the merchandise and notify eBay Escrow, if he refuses the merchandise,
                    the buyer must ship the merchandise back to the seller within fifteen (15) business days, on seller expenses
                    (he will pay the return shipping).;

                    5.After the inspection period is over, the buyer must contact eBay Escrow with the result of the inspection.
                    If the buyer refuses the merchandise, the refund will be sent to the buyer after the tracking number
                    for the returned shipment is verified.

                    I will also use eBay Escrow to ship the item. I will ship cheaper because i am a member.
                    The item will arrive at you in max 5 days after delivery.

                    So if you are decided and you have the cash available, you like the item and you want to move on please email me your
                    shipping details and a contact name and i will imediatly start the transaction.
                    After that you will be contacted with payment instructions and other details about this transaction

                    Thank you and waiting for your email







                    We made all the hotspots, my money flowed like wine
                    And then that low-down southern whiskey, began to fog my mind

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                    • #11
                      Didn't 53's still have the trapeze tailpiece?
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                      • #12
                        RUN! SCAM!
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                        • #13
                          Didn't 53's still have the trapeze tailpiece?



                          I think the 52's had it, but not the 53's.

                          The pics looked ok to me, so now I'm guessing that she doesn't really own the guitar. I asked for a pic of the front of the headstock.
                          We made all the hotspots, my money flowed like wine
                          And then that low-down southern whiskey, began to fog my mind

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                          • #14
                            That is in the CT CL too, Eastern CT, obvious scam..http://newlondon.craigslist.org/msg/616084125.html
                            GOLD TRADER +6

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                            • #15
                              Didn't 53's still have the trapeze tailpiece?



                              Yes but people took them off.

                              I don't know if this is a sham or real but if it is it's a very good price. I played a '54 and the asking price was $4500 10 years ago.

                              The truth, I had just bought a Epi '56 Goldtop new and I thought it played better then the Gibson.
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