Gibson Style Custom Built / Les Paul Standard/Burst / 2012 / 3 TONE BURST / Guitar
WITH ALL OF US WANTING TO OWN AN ORIGINAL 1959 LES PAUL STANDARD BUT FEW OF US ABLE ( $$$$) THERE ARE A FEW ELITE GUYS THAT CAN MAKE THEM LIKE THE OLD ONES (****See above link/article on these). IT STARTED WITH MAX IN HOLLYWOOD IN THE 80s-90s AND SOME OF HIS GUITARS ARE GOING FOR 25-35K AND GETTING IT!! THIS GUITAR (at 8+3/4 lbs) IS MADE BY ANOTHER OF NORTH AMERICA'S MOST REVERED RESTORATION GUYS. MADE FROM ALL THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS LIKE HONDURAS MAHOGANY, HIDE GLUE ALL THE WAY AROUND, NITRO CELLULOSE AND BRAZILIAN BOARD THERE IS A HUGE SONIC DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS GUITAR AND A REISSUE. I HAVE OWNED MANY CONVERTED 50s GOLD TOPS TRYING TO GET THE SOUND AND THIS GUITAR BEATS THEM ALL!! REISSUES USE WOOD GLUE INSTEAD OF HIDE GLUE IT DRIES AS A SHEET OF PLASTIC BETWEEN THE NECK AND BODY AND ALSO THE BODY AND TOP AND FINGERBOARD AND NECK ... MAKING FOR A COMPROMISED SOUND TRANSFER AND EVEN THOUGH THEIR CUSTOM SHOP HAS REINTRO'D HIDE GLUE THEY ARE USING IT IN NECK JOINTS ONLY!! THE DIFFERENCE IS NIGHT AND DAY. IF YOU TAP ON THIS AX'S HEADSTOCK THE WHOLE GUITAR COMES ALIVE AS IF YOU HIT IT'S "G-SPOT!!" HONDURAS VS OTHER MAHOGANY (not available in U.S. made axes) ALSO MAKES A VERY LARGE DIFFERENCE. EQUIPPED WITH AMAZINGLY TRUE TO HISTORY PAF SOUNDING SHEPTONE PICK UPS!! THESE GUITARS ARE NOT AND WILL NOT BE IN PRODUCTION AND WERE FAVORS FOR 2 PALS. 5 WENT TO A WELL KNOWN ROCK STAR AND I GOT A COUPLE AND NO MORE WILL BE MADE. SERIOUS INQUIRIES WILL BE PRIVY TO THE MAKER AND OTHER OWNER BUT SINCE HE IS NOT IN PRODUCTION I WILL DISCLOSE TO BUYERS THE WHO WHERE AND ALL!!! I OWN AND PLAY ONE AND IT IS AS IF I AM PLAYING AN ALL ORIG 1959 BURST!! COMES WITH HARD SHELL CASE. ZOOM IN TO SEE HIS AMAZING AGING AND CHECKING!!!
Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA
Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at www.DanYablonka.com. **** NOTE TO CUSTOMERS. FOR A MYRIAD OF REASONS WE We ARE NO LONGER DOING BUSINESS WITK AUSTRALIA.
You are welcome to make an appointment to have a guitar appraised. Dan Yablonka has over 30 years experience in the field of authenticity verification.
Dan has seen it all, from flat out forgery to priceless '50's guitars spray painted with Rustoleum. His integrity and pursuit of complete accuracy have resulted in the accumulation of an invaluable wealth of knowledge. His rates are extremely modest considering the level of protection that he offers his clients.
Dan will utilize whatever resources necessary to ascertain an instrument's age as well as the origin of it's most minute components. The priceless commodity that he is most renowned for dealing in is THE TRUTH.
Payment: PayPal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal, Credit Cards through Pay Pal only, and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 4% additional. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Shipping: Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
Returns: All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 24 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 24 hour return includes 1 day to receive it and approve or not and you must contact me. Don't just put it in the mail ..... and 2 extra days (72 hours total time) to resend it and I require a tracking number back from the customer the day of shipping and gladly supply the same to customer upon request and orig sale. I do strictly adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. ALL Outside the USA sales are final due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.