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Current bursts for sale...

jb_abides

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Yes, the dollar is only 'strong' relative to other currencies; that is, in the foreign exchange sense.

When measured against its value year-over-year in the long-term, it has been debased by the ravages of rampant inflation; therefore, decidedly 'weaker' in the absolute.
 
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jb_abides

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That's exactly what "the dollar is strong" means.

Yes, but the original post was referring to the absolute value of a guitar, so referencing inflation, which doesn't involve exchange rates, but debasement. 'Strong' dollar in its usual sense does NOT pertain.
 
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9 0365

So, $585k not including auction fees. 15 bids.

LOT #15GIBSON | 1959 GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD SUNBURST GUITAR​

Lot closed - Winning bid: $585,000
ESTIMATE: $300,000 - $500,000 (15 bids)

1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst, serial number 9 0365. The guitar is in pristine, all-original, collectors-grade condition. Considered the most desirable vintage, solid-body electric guitar, only approximately 643 examples were made in 1959. These instruments defined the sound of “Rock n Roll” with their solid mahogany body, a figured maple top, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and the original “Patent Applied For” humbucking pickups. Accompanied by original Gibson strings / hang tags which include the “Mr. Dealer” tag, humbucking pickup adjustment fold-out, the Tune-O-Matic bridge instructions and even the switch tags. Includes original five-latch Gibson Logo, brown Lifton case.

Key Features Include:
  • Neck pickup output: 9.18K Ohms
  • Bridge Pickup output: 7.37k Ohms
  • Neck Shape: Full, Round ‘59
  • Weight: 8.8 Lbs
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MarcB

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pristine, all-original
who validates these items as original..are they independent or part of the auction house?
..and are they listed in the auction as the person who values the guitar?
 
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S. Weiger

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who validates these items as original..are they independent or part of the auction house?
..and are they listed in the auction as the person who varies the guitar?
Hopefully it's some 3rd party expert ... not many around of those though.
Auction staff don't know sh*t about bursts (or vintage guitars in general) as seen numerous times.
 

MarcB

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don't know sh*t about bursts
.. all I know is that this burst is one of the best I’ve seen and is up there as one of my favs.. that plain top is delicious.

… I often wonder how a guitar that’s decades old be in such good condition.. surely they’re taken out from time to time and admired, played and this should show some wear..?

Look at the metal.. it looks brand new.. zero tarnish marks.. ?

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sws1

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.. all I know is that this burst is one of the best I’ve seen and is up there as one of my favs.. that plain top is delicious.

… I often wonder how a guitar that’s decades old be in such good condition.. surely they’re taken out from time to time and admired, played and this should show some wear..?

Look at the metal.. it looks brand new.. zero tarnish marks.. ?

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I'm sure if there was just a bit of tarnish or oxidation (and not real wear), someone could polish it off. Especially if it shined up like this one.
 

60thR0

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What’s the deal with the inlay work on that? Quite a few at odd angles and the corners butchered on a few. New guy on the line that day?
 

MarcB

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oxidation
..would leave a tarnish.. like what Murphy Labs do.. and we all know that’s on a molecular/subatomic particle and scientific level of production.. therefore completely correct as per nature intended.

Bonjour.
 

S. Weiger

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What’s the deal with the inlay work on that? Quite a few at odd angles and the corners butchered on a few. New guy on the line that day?
Inlays are consistent with all other vintage LP's inlays that I have seen.
What's more concerning to me is that a "pristine, all-original, collectors-grade condition" burst has non-original tuners! (No mention of that in the auction description).
Also the TRC is positioned a bit too close to the nut for '59 for my taste. It might be me overeacting..
Yet a nice fiddle -but with too hig price for an (almost) plaintop. IMO.
 

neuroy

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Inlays are consistent with all other vintage LP's inlays that I have seen.
What's more concerning to me is that a "pristine, all-original, collectors-grade condition" burst has non-original tuners! (No mention of that in the auction description).
Also the TRC is positioned a bit too close to the nut for '59 for my taste. It might be me overeacting..
Yet a nice fiddle -but with too hig price for an (almost) plaintop. IMO.
+++ for the tuners !
A very good observation.
 
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