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More Chibson's Showing Up on Craig's List

posted Jan 01, 2014 03:53:38 by sjcrowe6
This guy claims to be selling a Gibson Les Paul "made in China". Although the price seems reasonable...
Gold Top $300
This guy doesn't say anything about China but he is taking offers for his "Gibson LES PAUL Peter Frampton Edition". I bet he is looking to score some major profit on this Chibson...
Peter Frampton Black Beauty

I sent the guy with the Peter Frampton Chibson an email to see just how dishonest and greedy he really is. I'm playing a rich grandfather looking to buy a "professional quality" guitar for his wannabe guitar player grandson.
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MichaelWamback said Jan 01, 2014 16:13:05
Notice the Gold Top listing has been removed by the author - meaning he probably sold the guitar.

I'm sure the Black Beauty owner is going to be wanting thousands. It's not even a good fake, in that the Frampton guitar has open pickups, white surround rings and pickup selector ring. I'm doubtful anyone would have swapped out the pups on one of these.
The two most important things to remember in life: "The only time it's acceptable to work with amateurs is if you are making porn." "If you want to work with clowns, join a circus."
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sjcrowe6 said Jan 01, 2014 21:02:50
That case also screams FAKE!!! I sent the seller another email with an offer of $1,000 cash. No reply yet.
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sjcrowe6 said Jan 02, 2014 17:49:17
The seller just replied to my email offer as follows:

"Its in excellent condition, comes with the case. I have an offer of $1500 from a guy in Gainesville, I'm just waiting for him to be able to get here to get it and he's not sure when that will be, so if you can match it and get here first, its yours, I'm not holding it."

That's a typical rip-off artist ploy that plays on the buyer's greed to not let someone else get there first and get the deal. Real Peter Frampton Les Paul's list for $6,700 and sell for nearly $5,000. I'm tempted to agree to the $1500 price and ask to meet and inspect the guitar. What do you think I should do?
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MichaelWamback said Jan 03, 2014 03:27:22
Take a couple of friends and break his legs would be my vote. But that's just me. :)
The two most important things to remember in life: "The only time it's acceptable to work with amateurs is if you are making porn." "If you want to work with clowns, join a circus."
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sjcrowe6 said Jan 06, 2014 20:27:31
The guy with the fake Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom posted another ad on Craig's List so I decided to post my own ad using his photo:

Hope he appreciates my help!

:)
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MichaelWamback said Jan 06, 2014 20:37:28
Ouch - that hurts :)
The two most important things to remember in life: "The only time it's acceptable to work with amateurs is if you are making porn." "If you want to work with clowns, join a circus."
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