Al-3000m Csb 2004-ish Rarely Played

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  1. Mehul Mankad

    Mehul Mankad New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I really, really tried to like Les Paul type guitars for years. I think the main reasons I'm a strat guy are the fretboard and the weight. In any case, my cherry sunburst AL-3000M is ready to go. I haven't been on the Rondo website in a few years, and it seems that these 3000M guitars aren't there anymore. I think I paid around $500 for mine around 2004.

    It does have a 2 mm dent on the front which did not break the finish. It has a 2 inch long chip in the finish on a back edge. Due to the chip, I am discounting the guitar to $250. Oh, it comes with the really great black CNB case with the case candy.

    Ship or pick up in North Carolina. I'll try to attach pictures to this post.

    Here are the specs:

    • 3/4" thick maple cap improves overall sound quality (increases brightness of the guitar)
    • The Maple cap sits over the 1 1/2” 2 piece solid Mahogany body with natural maple binding (yes even the black guitar has the maple cap)
    • Natural maple bound body, and headstock
    • Improved Nickel plate hardware, including Nickel die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 turning ratio for ultra fine tuning (Model 102-18N)
    • Two Type V Alnico humbucker pickups for warm, tradional sound
    • The AL-3000 now comes with improved wiring (single conductor braided 18 gauge American wire for pickups), improved pots (now higher voltage with brass shafts for reduced noise) and an improved pickup selector switch
    • Two volume and two tone controls, plus a three way pickup selector switch
    • One piece Mahogany set neck with 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play and adjustable truss rod
    • Ebony fretboard with 22 Jumbo frets and real Abalone Trapezodial inlays
    • The AL-3000 features GHS strings installed at the factory and a professionally cut bone nut
    • Individually hand filed frets for professional feel and playability
    • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8"; at the 21st fret: 2 3/16"
    • Neck taper/thickness at the 1st fret: 21.5 mm; at the 12th fret: 23.5mm
    • Overall length: 40"; Scale length: 24.7"
    • Body thickness: 2" at edge; Width at the widest point: 13"
    • Bridge pole spacing is 3", and the Tail piece pole spacing is 3 1/4"
    • Actual Weight is only 10 lbs
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    If it were a lefty I'd have no problem at all paying that price. Good luck with the sale...
     
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    Beautiful guitar!
     

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    What part of NC are you in?
     
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    Do you have a pic of the dent and what are you trying to show in the pulled away strings pic? Lastly, I assume the cover is removed to show electronics, right?
     
  6. Mehul Mankad

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    Great questions Gagoosh.
    1) I attached a picture of the dent. It’s so small, I hope you can see it below and to the left of the bridge.

    2) I pulled away the strings at the 5th fret to show no fret wear at all.

    3) About the electronics cover! I have a cover, but I don’t have screws. Of course, I’ll include the cover with the sale.
     

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    Very nice. Should sell fast for the price.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    For that price, I should probably buy it just so any righty who happens to stop by this s***hole has something to play...:)
     
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    TJ, dont you have a mate to it to wall hang beside, to have a mirror effect? ;)
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I've got an old style 3000M with a HSBF finish, would that work? :)
     
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    Only one?
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup, the only used lefty AL-3000M I ever saw for sale was about three years ago and @doc-knapp has it. Mine was a fluke that showed up on the website a couple years after they were last in stock. I figured it had gotten lost in the warehouse and was uncovered during some slow day busy work inventory check...
     
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