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Post by ExFender Wed May 06, 2020 4:36 am

I need another guitar like I need a hole in my head!

Last week, I was closing a deal over a Vantage VLP-510, needing only the guy's bank info, as I have always wanted an LP style axe (had a Gib*on loaner back in the middle 60's) but wasn't comfortable with the "originals".  Long story short, the seller sold it the morning after I called him (without having the courtesy of informing me) Angry 2 .  Turns out I was lucky, as that particular 510 was in pretty sorry shape, having been rather poorly "repainted" (already peeling!), The coil-tap switch was broken/missing and the neck finish was worn thru, but the original case was included.

Last night, a "new" VLP-550 (cherry sunburst) popped up on the Ebay "Kleinanzeige" page at a halfway interesting price plus the "make offer" suffix, and looked to be in EXCELLENT shape.  Dashed off a message with an offer and went to bed.  This morning, came the reply which was over my offer and also a tel. number.  I called (not even taking time for COFFEE Shocked !) and tried to haggle him down a bit - no luck Sad  - so I'm going out on a limb and agreed to his price where he also includes freight Smile.

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Post by Barry Wed May 06, 2020 1:58 pm

A beauty!
Gotta love a Vantage! Love Flag

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Post by ExFender Wed May 06, 2020 2:49 pm

Showed the pics to my son and !he nearly Censored his pants Roll on Floor Laff Roll on Floor Laff Roll on Floor Laff!  Then he was cheeky enough to suggest that since I now have an LP, I can give him my Westone Censored Censored!

The axe will be freighted tomorrow morning So Happy
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Post by jorg Wed May 06, 2020 8:56 pm

Can't wait to see pics!! Surely, you'll let me borrow it for a bit. . .  Very Happy
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Post by ExFender Thu May 07, 2020 2:47 pm

jorg wrote:Can't wait to see pics!! Surely, you'll let me borrow it for a bit. . .  Very Happy

Stick Out Tongue Evil or Very Mad
However, if/when you're able to make a trip over here, you're welcome to stop by and help raise the roof and blow out the windows!
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Post by ExFender Sun May 10, 2020 10:20 am

This darned virus is seriously affecting the postal service here in Germany,  The guitar went into the system early Thursday afternoon, which would have given a probable delivery Saturday.  It didn't even start to move til Friday, so now the projected arrival is Tuesday Mad !

What do I do?  Looked up current listings (just for "fun") for Les Paul guitars on fleabay and came upon an ORIGINAL 1959, in super condition, for a real steal!  Sit down and hold onto your socks and maybe have a good drink nearby!


The current "owner" (commercial dealer) only wants a paltry 169,000 EUROS pale !  At least he is open for "offers".  If anyone doesn't quite believe me, here is the transaction number: 164151587453.
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Post by Adey Mon May 11, 2020 3:50 am

Looks nice. Almost untouched in places.

It is interesting that the 59 Les Paul is the best surviving guitar ever made - of the 650-ish made, only about 2000+ are left in existence!

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Post by ExFender Mon May 11, 2020 6:34 am

Adey wrote:Looks nice. Almost untouched in places.

It is interesting that the 59 Les Paul is the best surviving guitar ever made - of the 650-ish made, only about 2000+ are left in existence!

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That corresponds to what I have been able to find out about it.  The LP that I had as a loaner in the 60's was, IIRC, a '62 model - also worth a small fortune today.  Still, asking 160 grand for it is, IMHO even with room for bargaining, WAY overdone!  Plus the fact that it is restored (apparently only the "new" paint removed and re-polished) should actually lower the value.  I'm still kicking myself in the arse for selling my 57 Strat back in 1984.
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Post by ExFender Mon May 11, 2020 6:38 am

The VLP will be delivered today Pirouette!  I looked closely at the sellers photos of it and there ARE a few chips in the clear coating along the bottom edges, but are hardly noticeable.
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Post by ExFender Mon May 11, 2020 11:08 am

Another day of frustration!  3:15 PM came the message that my 'package could not be delivered as planned.  Possible reasons: driver became ill, had an accident affraid, or exceeded the allowed time at the wheel'.

I seriously doubt that the driving time was exceeded as I have had packages delivered p till 7 PM.

I'm chafing at the bit, but, 1: I hope the driver is OK;  2: I hope the guitar is still in one piece - 5 days in transit for a 300 mile "journey".
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Post by Barry Mon May 11, 2020 8:20 pm

I feel your pain...waiting sux! Cry Sad

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Post by ExFender Tue May 12, 2020 2:38 pm

So Happy  After much too long and an odd failure to deliver an article already on the final 3 Kilometers, my VLP arrived at 16:00.  I asked the driver what happened and it was a rather innocuous thing - relatively new driver for the particular route (regular one was on his day off) and at 15:00 had only accomplished two thirds of the route with only about another hour left.

Anyhoo, the Jackson (?) box fell into my grubby paws and I rushed indoors to unpack.  Inside the Jackson rectangular box, surrounded by styrofoam, was another standard guitar box, with more packing stuff.  I was thinking scratch 'somewhere in there must be a guitar'!  It was like the unboxing videos.

The axe is everthing it is made out to be.  It's in fabulous condition with only the already mentioned dings and even the buckle damage is negligible.  The seller put on brand new Ernie Ball 9 - 42s that aren't even stretched - took an hour to get things stabilized - but I feel that they are too light for the much shorter neck than my other guitars.  Other than that, the setup is pretty close to "good", but I was not able to turn up the amp as all the neighbors were home and the baby downstairs was napping.  Needs a bit of intonation work and maybe a set of 10s - that's it! Happy Birthday 2
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Post by Westbone Tue May 12, 2020 4:34 pm

A Bolt on Neck...?

Least it got there... Twisted Evil
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Post by ExFender Tue May 12, 2020 5:22 pm

Yeah, the VLP's were all bolt on.  When a Mats Westone LP becomes available for a decent price... Twisted Evil

I'm having a severe GAS attack affraid


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Post by Barry Tue May 12, 2020 11:13 pm

ExFender wrote:...I'm having a severe GAS attack affraid
Poor bugger. As if a virus attack wasn't bad enough!
There is no known cure for GAS either.  Roll on Floor Laff

Congrats. Now get some 10's on that thing, keep it away from your son, and and rock it! Dance 1

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Post by ExFender Wed May 13, 2020 11:50 am

Barry wrote:
ExFender wrote:...I'm having a severe GAS attack affraid
Poor bugger. As if a virus attack wasn't bad enough!
There is no known cure for GAS either.  Roll on Floor Laff

Congrats. Now get some 10's on that thing, keep it away from your son, and and rock it! Dance 1
10's aplenty, but I'll wait a bit till my son tries it and I play a bit more with it.  I liked 9's on my Strat back in the dark ages...

As for my son... he's planning on dropping by Friday - ostensibly to have me change pickups in his Ibanez - so I'll kinda HAVE to let him play with it pale
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Post by Barry Wed May 13, 2020 8:59 pm

9's on an F scale makes sense. On a G scale they tend to be a bit sloppy particularly if you're a heavy rhythm player.

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Post by ExFender Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:16 am

I posted a link to this on theX-350 thread a few days ago and today was able to determine exactly what model it is - the TOP model in the VA series!

Unfortunately, the axe has been totally messed up with (condition itself is near mint) with totally revised electrics - EMG's Face Palm  (have asked which ones), boost circuit removed including switches (claims to still have the switches - somewhere).  He wants WAY too much for it (I'm sure he wants to recover the conversion costs...but...).  With original case.

I wrote him again as he asked if I was interested (who, ME Drool! ?), giving him a bit of history and the results of modifying but then asking collector prices and what I paid for my near mint Thunder.  I wanit, but not for  a grand!

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/vantage-vintage-e-gitarre-mit-emg-set-und-koffer/1316630315-74-3147

I just noticthat the guy sent a reply!  Stay tuned.
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Post by ExFender Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:18 am

Reply was what I would offer and the EMG's are the Kerry King set.  Active 81 and 85.


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