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    Paul McCartney's Touring '60

    Are you the guy that holds up the big sign with the number of Macca shows you've seen?
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    Tune0matic - saddles and post - are they suppose to move?

    Get an aftermarket bridge. Graph Tech or Tonepros?
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    1960 LH Burst or McCartney 1963 Hofner "Beatle Bass"?

    Page's guitars aren't distinctive enough for me (I'm not a huge JP fan, though) to know which one you're talking about.
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    1960 LH Burst or McCartney 1963 Hofner "Beatle Bass"?

    I agree. If it ever went to auction, it would likely break every guitar sale-price record.
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    1960 LH Burst or McCartney 1963 Hofner "Beatle Bass"?

    My guess is that "Beatle Bass" will end up in a museum. A proper museum like Science & Technology in Kensington, not a Hard Rock Cafe or Hall of Fame. It's a piece of cultural history.
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    1960 LH Burst or McCartney 1963 Hofner "Beatle Bass"?

    It is a 1963 that he acquired (some say Hofner gave it to him) in around 1963. It was to replace a similar 1961 Hofner (pickups were differently arranged - there's no mistaking the two - I think the 1961 might also have been right-handed?). The 1961 had been damaged. Then the 1961 was stolen...
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    NGD

    Not a Gibson. 2011 NOS FGN Expert Elan. Brand new, but 11 years old.
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    1983 Ibanez Artist

    Loved those Ibanez guitars as a teenager. Seriously thought about buying one from that time period just recently. They're not giving away the late 70s/ Early 80s models, though.
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    1960 LH Burst or McCartney 1963 Hofner "Beatle Bass"?

    Saw McCartney the other night. He mostly played his 1963 Hofner, but played the 1960 LH Burst at the end. Hypothetical question. He offers you one or the other. Which do you choose? Which goes for more at auction?
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    Survey : if the Historics were made in China but half the price - would you buy one ?

    No. But it has nothing to do with whether-or-not they're made in China. I just don't want a replica of a historic guitar at all. I want a guitar that has taken advantage of all the technical improvements that are available today. Companies like PRS, Schecter or Ibanez etc. embrace "modern" in...
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    Survey : if the Historics were made in China but half the price - would you buy one ?

    No. But it has nothing to do with whether-or-not they're made in China. I just don't want a replica of a historic guitar at all. I want a guitar that has taken advantage of all the technical improvements that are available today.
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    Paul McCartney's Touring '60

    We're off to see him in Seattle next week!
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    The unthinkable happened

    Why would the neck bow because the headstock was broken and properly repaired? I'm with you in that I wouldn't want this guitar, unless it was otherwise special to me, but if the headstock is properly repaired, it'll play just fine.
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    The unthinkable happened

    That's a fair point. If you can point me to a double blind test where players could detect a repaired headstock through playing feel or tone without knowing which guitar was repaired, I'll stand corrected. Do you have an hypothesis as to how a properly repaired headstock could be felt in the...
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    The unthinkable happened

    Not for me. I'm not a luthier. But there have been thousands of LP headstocks successfully repaired from breaks like this. "Standard" does not mean "trivial". It needs a professional. Do the research to find a good one. The guitar can live on.
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