eBay Flamebait of the Week

jackthehack

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I guess we should make this a regular feature, this listing stunned me so much, I'm at a temporary loss for words....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Les-Paul-project-guitar-1-piece-honduran-mahogany_W0QQitemZ120365296642QQihZ002QQcategoryZ38086QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
 

Mor Paul

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Uhm....
The price is high for labor?
Nah... it's not finished.
Quality?
The thing has burns on it, and the parts can't be that hard to get.

That is astounding.
 

jackthehack

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I think the handcrafted grinder burn marks are extra $$$ He has another offering of the same pieces for $900 instead of $1399 as well:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Les-Paul-project-guitar-1-piece-honduran-mahogany-2_W0QQitemZ120365298540QQihZ002QQcategoryZ38086QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
 

Mor Paul

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jackthehack said:
I think the handcrafted grinder burn marks are extra $$$ He has another offering of the same pieces for $900 instead of $1399 as well:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Les-Paul-project-guitar-1-piece-honduran-mahogany-2_W0QQitemZ120365298540QQihZ002QQcategoryZ38086QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
Okay. I was thinking the guy was crazy. Only someone who knows his stuff would give handcrafted grinder burns. Alfang, you had some disposable income?
 

DangerousR6

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That's pretty sweet, would be a fun project. But the price is just a little absurd for something that needs that much work... :doh:

First thing I'd do is sculpt that heel back some more, probably almost to the body....
 

dbw

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That price does not seem insane like the Chauvet Clapton was.  That top is sick, probably worth a few hundred dollars, plus it's a bunch of hardware and a Brazilian fretboard, which he should play up more in his ad.  There may be some DIYers out there who would be into this.  I'd say it's kind of a ripoff at that price but not by a factor of 100 like Chauvet was.
 

DangerousR6

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Man if there are peeps out there paying that kinda coin for unfinished projects like that, then I need to get me a router. Cause I'm sure I could make some custom burn marks too... :eek:
 

theklanch

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Funny I checked out the links and somebody actually bought those two guitars!!!!  Bidding has ended for both of them via buy it now?!?!?!?!
 

stubhead

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Except the winning bidder didn't actually have any bids.... it's OK, he's from Singapore, they don't understand that here in America we never try to rip anybody off. :laughing11: Nice wood. I'm pretty sure that if old Les Pauls weren't "worth" $250,000 sight unseen we wouldn't see this, or $800 power cords, or $50 guitar picks. If you slobbered the right goo on there and screwed on some good bits, it would be a "better" guitar than a $250,000 Les Paul. Gee I'm glad I'm poor, it's made me smart.... :toothy12:
 

jackthehack

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Judging from the pictures, it was actually the same parts in three auctions, the one for $1399.99 and two separate other ones at $900...
 
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