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Max Baranet '59 gerber the bay... worth 40K?

Martin_UK

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hoss33 said:
They look like those on a 1970s Norlin era Gibson. Too "busy" for real burst inlays.

I see what you mean (having just flipped through BOTB!).
 

boogieongtr

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Are all Max, Keebler,... replicas that were ever built accounted for?

I can't say for the Keeblers but Max has records on most of the ones he has built. You can email him the serial number and he will run it through his records to confirm. With an original Max guitar you get a picture of the guitar along with some type of notarized raised seal. The seal is stamped on part of the picture and Max's signature. Both are on his letterhead along with the confirmation that Max did indeed build the guitar. It would be very difficult to counterfeit his documentation.
 

MapleFlame

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FLICKOFLASH said:
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&item=290020215645&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

i like this one better ..but i can get you the exact same thing for 32500.00 less minus the parts would you agree MapleFlame

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Joe Ganzler

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FLICKOFLASH said:
with a real burst running in the 250,000.00 + range is a exact handmade copy made with the same materials & vintage parts at 40,000.00 really that unreasonable.....:hmm


For the record: They can be GREAT guitars (One of THE two best-sounding "Non-original" Les Pauls I've ever played is a Max), but they are NOT "EXACT handmade copies". . .:ganz
 

MaxGuitars

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For the record: They can be GREAT guitars (One of THE two best-sounding "Non-original" Les Pauls I've ever played is a Max), but they are NOT "EXACT handmade copies". . .:ganz
Not quite. The difference between a Max and any other replica, even by the manufacturer, is that all woods, binding and finish are exactly period-correct. Due to import restrictions and environmental codes, that cannot be done today. So buying a Max is as close as you can get to a real burst.
 

F-Hole

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Not quite. The difference between a Max and any other replica, even by the manufacturer, is that all woods, binding and finish are exactly period-correct. Due to import restrictions and environmental codes, that cannot be done today. So buying a Max is as close as you can get to a real burst.

I thought you'd popped your clogs......the literal "cease and desist" if you will, and stopped making fakes.......unless you're somebody else, of course.
 

S. Weiger

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Yeah, the ultimate “cease and desist”.
But his "legacy" lives on, thanks also to this forum.
At least they moved his nephew's embarrasing thread to the "guitars for sale/trade" classifieds.
 
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