Gibson Slash Les Paul

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Uncle Butch, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Uncle Butch

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    I just got my new Sweetwater catalog and it's listed as a Limited Edition 1958 Les Paul standard Slash Brazilian Dream. What a bargain at only $12999.00 I'm sure it's a great guitar, but way out of reach for me. Even if i could afford it I doubt I would buy it (too much of a fender guy). Can it really be that much better, or is it all in the name? Your thoughts?
     
  2. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Mostly his name.

    But there may be additional costs for sourcing any existing legally usable Brazilian rosewood since Brazilian is banned under the CITES treaty. Any source of Brazilian rosewood has to have been harvested prior to the ban going into effect and there has to be paperwork to prove how and when it was harvested.
     
  3. Tonetele

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    I'm guessing that's part of the price but only part. Those Les Pauls from 58-60 are highly valued, especially the 59 ( a slightly slimmer neck). Also those original PAF pickups and the whole finish was good back in the day.
     
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    I likely wouldn't pay $12.99 to see the guy, much less pay $12,999 for the guitar. The guy is talented, no doubt. I just don't like his music.
     
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    Git outa’ here!
    Sweetwater and Slash, that is.
    You can stay.
    As you were.
     
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    True - but they have more accurate recreations of the '59 that half that price ($6,500 MAP) but they don't have the Brazilian rosewood fingerboards; the current R9s have either Indian or Bolivian rosewood (evidently you or the dealer can choose the fingerboard when the order is placed).
     
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    they gon need to slash that price..
     
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    Shouldn't it cost a Brazilian dollars?
     
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    I think it has more to do with what people are willing to pay. Go to Wildwood guitars & check out the Murphy aged reissues. $10K- $15K

    I can't imagine what state my finances need to be in for me to put that much into a guitar.
     
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    Extra cost of the braz board would be 30$ , if that much
    People want to be fooled.......
     
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    I've heard that Brazilian dollars has no hair.
     
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    I saw that and mentioned it in another thread. The guitar doesn't even look that good. All their guitars shown were very high priced except for the DC LP Special that went up from $799 to $999. The P90 SG & LP Jr are $1399 and $1499.

    Fender is getting up there in price too.
     
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    Your new Slash git gonna set you back about half a hummingbird:

    cem mil cruzeiros.jpg
     
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    Take your like and get out of here. :p
     
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    Unless one shows up in a pawnshop for $1200+/-, I guess I'm not getting one.
     
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    Does this mean I’m Brazilian?

    Amen!
     
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    True, John C ,true. Nothing wrong with re-issues at half the price.
    I have a glorious PRRI and it sounds great.
    Wish I had a Custom Telecaster made after Andy Summer's guitar also ( bit expensive though).
     
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