Dallas Guitar Show Pics

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  1. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.

    All those Les Paul Customs... dayum.
     
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  2. 24 track

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    thanks for the lefty shots, excellent!
     
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    I'd play the crap out of that LP that was missing most of the finish.

    Why was that '60 Tele with no pickguard
    so high?
     
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    looks like some one beat you to it
     
  5. wtk0315

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    Haha. Continue to play the crap out of it!
     
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  6. warrent

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    It's a tele custom. The binding increases the value.
     
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  7. 2 Headed Goat

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    Anyone notice the wonky looking lower horn on that 12k '65 LPB Strat? (1st set of pics)
    Actually the p/g looks like its off instead of the horn contour...
     
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    Wow,some highly desirable stuff there...amazing.Thanks for sharing!!
     
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  9. Mr Scallywag

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    What a load of tatty old over-priced rubbish.


    ;)
     
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  10. radiocaster

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    There's a nice Korean crackle Les Paul in the third post with the white Supro, probably costs twice that though. There's also an Epi black LP Custom in that pic.

    I don't claim to even begin to understand collector mentality, but it is pretty stupid if a beat to hell finish (or mostly raw wood) is worth more than a refinish.
     
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    Great, interesting pics. Lately I’ve been building up GAS for a vintage (OK, old) Tele. Just occurred to me that if I were going to drop a lot of money on a guitar I’d need to be sure in my own mind that I would be getting the real deal, i.e., what it was advertised as. So, buying off a private seller could be dodgy, but how about at a show. Far outside my price range but, if I were in the market burst Tele and had $24k to spend, would I be ‘safe’ to go for the one pictured a few pictures above? Even buying in a store doesn’t seem to be a sure fire way of getting a kosher instrument. What’s the safest bet?
     
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  12. Greg_L

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    Man I wanted to go to that show and forgot all about it. :confused:

    Great pics, thanks for sharing. I always get a kick out of rare and vintage very high dollar guitars perched on stands sitting on top of rickety tables. :eek::lol:
     
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  13. dannyh

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    IMHO the best way to ensure youre buying a correct guitar is to educate yourself as to the ins and outs of the particular guitar or amp youre looking at. I certainly wouldn't say all dealers are dishonest, but there are a lot of slugs out there looking to take advantage of any situation they can. There are also a lot who are just plain ignorant as to what they really have. Theyre just looking to buy low and sell high, and they don't have the slightest desire to educate themselves as to what they really have either (I know several guys like that). You could go to Gruhn or one of the experts that deals as well, but you'll probably wind up paying premium from them.

    If I wanted a vintage guitar I'd probably go with a refin. It's still a vintage guitar, less the original paint, and often can be had for way less dough. Some older refins can be found that still have a lot of character, too.

    EDIT-I'd take these prices with a grain of salt too. Show prices are always pretty inflated.
     
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    Plenty of beautiful looking guitars there. That was a fun look at them and some of the prices were reasonable too.
    Thanks for posting all the pics. After looking at relics all day there's something they just never seem to capture. The gloss over those worn guitars and the subtle variations of color are very hard to fake.
     
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    I look at these pictures and think "Man, I hope that table does not collapse!"

    Great shots. Thanks.
     
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    Tom Wittrock (the guy with all the 50's burst LPs) is out at all the shows with his 6 figure guitars on stands on tables. You'd think he'd bring his own safe display cases. He's way braver than I would be.
     
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    Thanks for taking pictures. I can’t afford any of this stuff.
     
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    Great pictures. Thanks for making my day. Fun to see the old stuff.
     
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    Looks like there were way more old expensive guitars than old buyers with old money!
     
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    I bought, traded and sold a few Fender and Gibson guitars similar in finish and age to those pictured, and some amps, for $200-$400 or the equivalent in the late ‘60s through the early ‘70s.
     
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