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    ss1972914
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    Would this be a bad idea? I know that repainting crushes a guitar‘s value. But I want a good player, and I know this is a great year for LP. ButI don’t want to take a bath on it either. Comments?
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    • #69392
      lee_UK
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      That comment is bang on the money, it looks like Grannies old faded photos, yuck.

    • #69401
      USGold
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      Looks like a badly exposed photograph-or a pic that been left in the sun—sorry guys but –YECH!!!!!!–hurts my eyes and makes my stomach twist.

    • #69354
      lee_UK
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      😆 Like the Fez idea, very good.
      The thing with glw’s antigua is, it is such a crying shame what they did to a perfectly great Jap Strat. It just does’nt look very rock’n’roll.

    • #69256
      1bassleft
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      [quote]What a crawler you are Bass[/quote]

      Au contraire, Lee. As “worst finish” thread has developed, I thought “Antigua” had taken a back-seat (even for Fender). Mustard mitt, though, the pic has given me the shivers again, glw. It’s not “Bugs Bunny” bad, but I really couldn’t do Antigua. As a lefty, I have an aversion to Black and Sunburst standard offerings myself but it still doesn’t make me go whole-hog for Antigua, splat, or bowling ball. I’d rather fall in with the crowd, buy a sunburst, and express my individuality by wearing a fez.

      At least I can change my mind about the fez. Is it just me and my 20 a day habit, but the Antigua really makes me think about life expectancy?

    • #69237
      lee_UK
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      i bet it plays like a real dream too. Made in Japan?? great guitars, i have a few Jap fenders, your one looks real nice, it would need a few extra items for me to put in an offer:

      1: 2 sheets 80 grit sandpaper
      2: 1 sheet 400 grit and a sheet of 1200.
      3: 1 can of Holts Spray paint, any colour except lime green or yellow.

      Never would £15 and 5 hours of labour be better spent, it would be like
      a duty to mankind. 😆

    • #69233
      glw
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      Here you are, ‘cos you love it so much:

      #http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/turquoisemoleeater/guitars/DCP03362.jpg

      (Actually, since getting the Feline Holy Panther, the Antigua Strat is surplus to requirements, so if anyone wants to make me an offer!?)

    • #69250
      glw
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      I confess to also liking the bowling ball and the splatter Strats too! The one I really dislike is common or garden sunburst finish. I just think it looks awful. Black is boring too.

      Guitarists are a funny old bunch. I mean the electric guitar is supposed to be all about rebellion, but most guitarists are ultra-conservative in their tastes.

    • #69254
      USGold
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      that model in the 2006 lineup–so it looks like you got your wish for them to quit using-guess they listen to you too huh? 😯

    • #69271
      lee_UK
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      [quote=”1bassleft”]I did, glw. Not my favourite coating, but I was having a dig at Fender’s dafter schemes rather than your “cough-splat” Strat, old chum :)[/quote]

      What a crawler you are Bass, ive seen loads of posts in the past where we both ‘laid into’ the Antigua strats, i remember you branding them ‘Disgusting blots on the Fender catalogue’ and ‘i would rather play a Colombus 1976 original copy, than suffer the embarassment of playing an Antigua’.
      What a Backtracker you are!! 😆

    • #69263
      1bassleft
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      I did, glw. Not my favourite coating, but I was having a dig at Fender’s dafter schemes rather than your “cough-splat” Strat, old chum 🙂

    • #69274
      glw
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      You know I’ve got an Antigua Strat, don’t you Bass?

    • #69246
      USGold
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      A genuine Gibson LP would not be seriously devalued by a custom paint job–look at the pre aged fenders being offered-even so far as rusty metal finishes–whats a few flames–buy it if you like the axe and learn to love it or tape it up for your own custom look.

    • #69226
      1bassleft
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      I think you’re safe, glw. I can’t see a major manufacturer offering hideous, OTT paint jobs as standard.

      Except the “bowling ball” strat, “spin splat” strat, “antigua” strat, “Disney” strat, “Ford Mustang” strat…

      OK, I can’t see Gibson doing it.

    • #69236
      glw
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      [quote=”noodle69″]dont forget that if this is the origonal paint job then it may be worth much more , especially when the fashion changes and people will pay more than its worth ![/quote]

      A “hot rod” original paint job on a Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty? Please tell me no such thing exists.

    • #69264
      noodle69
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      dont forget that if this is the origonal paint job then it may be worth much more , especially when the fashion changes and people will pay more than its worth !

    • #69243
      1bassleft
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      I wonder if the lap-steel player’s forum already has a tarted-up-instrument thread going?

      “Pimp my Slide”… 😕

    • #69258
      Michael
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      I was rather confused when I first watched Pimp My Ride as to why the host kept speaking about some exhibit. Then I found out his name is Exhibit and he talks in 3rd person.

      Pimp my LP, great idea.

    • #69247
      1bassleft
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      “98.2% of statistics are made up on the spot” – Vic Reeves

      “Pimp up my LP” ❓ 😯 . You need to get Mrs Lee off “Deal or No Deal” and watch some more MTV if you want to spot the blinging from the minging. “Pimp My Ride” was the prog I was referring to 😆

    • #69235
      lee_UK
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      I think he got the sensible advice in the first 3 follow ups, these ‘whats my guitar worth’ posters rarely hang around for more than a day after they post their question, (who said 98.8% of statistics are made up on the moment??) the rest of it is a bit of payback.
      I think he realised (if he ever read it) it was just some harmless fun, good suggestion on the ‘Pimp up my LP’ though bass.

    • #69272
      1bassleft
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      Atchly, I do feel a bit saddened if we’ve let the poster down. I still say that guitar is worth the dough, putting aside some money for a nice refin.

      OTOh, I feel a new series; “Pimp my LP” is in the making 😆

    • #69267
      lee_UK
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      I think we managed to scare off another new Guitarsite poster. 😆

    • #69253
      USGold
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      Gives a whole new meaning to George Harrison”s “I’ve got blisters on my fingers”

    • #69238
      Tim
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      [quote=”lee_UK”]I get the feeling that some of these remarks are poking fun a this fellows dilema, please lets try and be a bit more adult, and a bit more professional about this…

      Can you install a couple of chrome pipes to go with the flames?[/quote]

      Hate to to shatter you illusions (well ok, its kinda fun 😀 ) but I’m hoping to get my back pinstriped as soon as I get the money, not flamed tho…that would be cheesy, about £80 an hour tho so it’ll be a while yet!

    • #69260
      USGold
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      I get the hint and will comply

    • #69234
      lee_UK
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      I get the feeling that some of these remarks are poking fun a this fellows dilema, please lets try and be a bit more adult, and a bit more professional about this…

      Can you install a couple of chrome pipes to go with the flames?

    • #69230
      USGold
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      Play the blues and start playing tex-mex you’ll fit right in.

    • #69240
      Tim
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      [quote=”ss1972914″]1971 Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty)
      This is a killer vintage year, and was a great guitar.

      Say’s its a very professional/glossy paint job.
      BUT ….BUT….with “hot rod flames.”[/quote]

      Or just keep the flames…Don’t suppose it has any pinstriping as well does it?

    • #69231
      1bassleft
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      A ’71 LP Custom for $1000 is so waay under book I’d buy anyway.

    • #69259
      lee_UK
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      [quote=”ss1972914″]1971 Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty)
      This is a killer vintage year, and was a great guitar.

      Say’s its a very professional/glossy paint job.
      BUT ….BUT….with “hot rod flames.”[/quote]

      How about posting up a picture? we could stick it in the worst finishes thread? 😆

    • #69228
      glw
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      You could always get it restored to its original glory. Perhaps later when you’ve got more cash.

    • #69265
      ss1972914
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      1971 Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty)
      This is a killer vintage year, and was a great guitar.

      Say’s its a very professional/glossy paint job.
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    • #69245
      USGold
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      Was it a “professional” refinish or some clown with a can of spray paint?

    • #69227
      lee_UK
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      LP custom?? $1000 ?? id have it. so long as it had original hardware etc.

    • #69232
      glw
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      It depends on what the paint job is actually like. Ask yourself if you want a playing instrument or if you want an investment.

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