What Sort Of Nonsense Is This?

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  1. Bones

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    Looks like more of a replacement than restoration.
     
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    Notice there is not a good picture of the headstock? Coincidence? I think not.
     
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    I clicked on the photobucket link and it appeared to show the , worn out headstock. I tried to scroll through the rest of the photos but my iPad was struggling to load the pages correctly.
     
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    in the Photobucket you can see what he did. He basically built from scratch a 59 replica and then used the MOP Gibson logo from a 61 SG on the headstock of the new replica.

    I don't know what replica builders generally get for one, but $10k seems excessive and it's certainly not a "restoration".
     
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    Yeah, this seems wrong on every level.
     
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    Slap a Gibson headstock logo on a non-Gibson guitar, maybe?
     
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    Ah - I did not dig that far. Now I see your point. That for sure is a sham.
     
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    So the only genuine Gibson content is the logo? So if I put an old Cadillac hood ornament on my 2012 Civic, I can call it a '59 Eldorado "restoration?"
     
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    That is kind of an odd and wacko ad for what amounts to be a LP partscaster.
     
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    With the only "legit" part being a pilfered logo........
     
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    I am not even sure he built the entire guitar. Gibson makes '59 reissues/style guitars. I got the impression he replaced a broken head stock with the headstock overlay from a "61 SG. That guitar does not look old enough to be a legit '59 LP Standard. If it was legit, even repaired, he could ask far more than 10K for it.
     
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    I've got an old pack of strings I'm gonna build a 65 strat around............

    C'mon dude, really?
     
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    I don't even see a good report option on gbase to alert people.
     
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    This is Jimi's original Stratocaster that he played on "Are You Experienced", the neck has been replaced 3 times, the the body only twice.
     
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    He built the guitar from scratch, at least there's photos of that process on his photobucket account. He worlds it so deceptively, it's hard to understand it at first glance. It's a 2018 1959 restoration of a 1961 "Les Paul" (SG) headstock logo. is criminally incongruous.
     
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    Its a nice looking guitar but not worth the asking price imo.
     
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    So it's like driving a whole new car under the original radiator cap and calling it a '57 Chevy?
     
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    Yeah, that's my thought, he made a nice looking LP replica, put your own name on the headstock, sell it for $3k and call it a day. The headstock logo business makes it seem like a scam and it may be a perfectly cromulent guitar.
     
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    We're going to be seeing more of this.

    I would much prefer seeing the remnants of these old guitars turning into something rather than being thrown in the trash.
     
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