I owned a black Les Paul Custom for about 10-11 years. I bought it NEW in 2001 or 2002 for...
How much do you think?
$900 including hard case.
That was a good deal because most of the Guitar Centers and Mars Musics around had them listed at anywhere from $1500 to $2500. There was a local guitar shop around that time that had one new being sold for $1350.
BUT I have never ever ever seen a Les Paul Custom listed for more than $2600.
Do they think people are crazy? Who would pay $4000 for something they could get for one fourth that?
As for how it played, I have some videos of it on my YouTube channel.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRW9Rg4FLx4]Flatwounds on a Gibson Les Paul Studio - YouTube[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ajcLU5kxqM]Alice In Chains - Dam That River (Guitar Cover) - YouTube[/VIDEO]
I sold it because it would have been too expensive to take back to the US when I was already taking 3 more of my guitars back, plus I was a little worried it'd get damaged.