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Gibson Pearly Gates Les Paul Standard

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$14,950.00
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$12,000.00 (You save $2,950.00)
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10.00 KGS
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Gibson does a nice job these days. They’ve become more concerned with quality and they sure do charge for it but you get what you pay for, and sometimes you don’t. Let’s set the stage; this is not an article griping about commercial terms  in any way. Doing things by hand takes longer, costs more. A better selection of timbers costs more. Flying Billy Gibbons around with the magical ‘Pearly Gates’ can’t be cheap and then there’s the whole collectability thing with Tom Murphy doing his stuff.

These days $15k plus is a lot of money for a new Les Paul. Once Tom Murphy and Billy Gibbons get involved you’ll pay crazy money. So let’s look at what you get for the new release custom shop Les Pauls. Are they just collector guitars or are they actually great playing guitars better used for regular gigging? How does $15k today compare to $320 back in the late 50′s? Well, it’s a lot more. Back in 1958, $320 had the same buying power as $2500 today (approximately and calculated using inflation). So by those calculations, a $15k guitar is really damn expensive even today, so here are two questions for today’s blog: [1] Is it worth it? and [2] Why ...

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