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ninibee
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:27 am    Post subject: es120 on ebay.. uk Reply with quote

What do you guys think of this one?

es-120
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joukov
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good looking guitar.
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tudor
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... really good looking guitar!!


Ask the seller for some close-ups especially from the serial so that you are able to determine the year this axe has been built.

BTW, it sounds OK what the seller is saying, the tan HSC is included - so, happy bidding - after you've got the pics!!


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Waddy Peytona
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that it is a really lovely guitar. I would ask for more photos and as has already been mentioned, as serial number to check.

The seller lists it as "new". I guess I would want to know the circumstances of how they have a new guitar for sale, unless they are a dealer. If the guitar is previously owned but unused it should be listed as "used" but in the description it could be described as "mint" condition. This affects price. If it is new then it is listed at the low end (for the UK) and is an extremely good deal. If it is used (even if it is mint) it is at the high end of the price range and I would not expect to pay much more than that.

Also, a lot of us ES-120 owners like to mod our guitars with new pickups, etc. Just because the original pickups are currently installed in the guitar doesn't mean the owner hasn't swapped them out for replacements and then put the originals back in. Again, this is no problem if they knew what they were doing. I bought my ES-120 pretty recently (and it the same part of the UK!) and that is exactly what had been done. The problem was the previous owner was a maniac with a soldering iron! What a mess. Fortunately for me I have a good friend (an electrical engineer) who helped me fix it all. We ended up replacing the wiring, pickups, pots, switch, and caps to a higher spec.

One more thing, the seller doesn't like paypal. Paypal does cost you but you buy a degree of peace of mind. If you send money in some other way, take precautions, friend...maybe someone else can advise you on this. I always use paypal.

It you like the guitar go for it...it's well worth ?640...but my advice is get more info. Good luck.
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ninibee
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!! Got pics, all looks good, and he said it was "as new", and said mint in the description.. all p/ups are original etc.. do you think I could get a much better deal?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

N O !!!


Shoot it !!


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Waddy Peytona
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I paid ?650 for mine but no case. I'd had my eye on it in a local shop for a while and it was talking to me...cherry red and totally flamed...and played perfectly. Of course after I bought it I found several others (different colours) f/s in internet shops around the UK for ?550.

The most important thing is to get the one you really like and not "settle" for one that's almost what you want for ~?50 less.

The starting price on yours is ?640 it's not likely to much above that but you might ask the seller if they will give you a reasonable "buy-it-now" price.
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Waddy Peytona
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and I looked at eBay's definition of "new" and it appears that this guitar could fairly be listed as "new". Sorry about the earlier misinformation about that.
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ninibee
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok.. thanks everyone
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