1959 Les Paul

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  1. xroads

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    I'll give 'em $500, where do I send the check? :D

    -e.
    p.s. I LOVE good close up photos of old guitars. How often in your life do you get to disassemble something like that yourself?
     
  3. Jimi D

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    Nice guitar, but I haven't finished paying for my house yet, so they wouldn't accept a trade...
     
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    That's excellent. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Very cool!!!
     
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    A few years ago not one, not two, but THREE 59 Les Pauls surfaced. One of which was used for a month in 1959 and then stuck in a closet. :messedup The owner took it to a local guitar tech to have it set up for his grand kid to play with. I would have loved to be there when the guy informed him he could buy a house with that guitar. :roll
     
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    What's with the wood being hogged out in the control cavity where the pots go?:nono
    And is it just me, or does that neck tenon look awfully funky?:Spank
     
  9. Mark Kane

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    There's a thread on the CL about the hogged wood like that right now. The tenon does look funky.
     
  10. John Phillips

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    It does look a little rough, but then so do the modern ones, even the Historics :).

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that one of the complaints about modern Les Paul Standards, addressed on the Historic Series, is the maple (not mahogany) truss-rod fillet.

    Well, that guitar has a maple truss-rod fillet, quite clearly visible in the tenon pic.


    I also don't believe the seller's implication that the guitar was factory equipped with a stopbar and a Bigsby. It looks exactly like an aftermarket Bigsby fitment to me... not that it would put me off even if I had that kind of money, I think it's cool somehow to have the filled holes.
     
  11. Mark Kane

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    John, the maple filet is and was used. That guitar was originally a bigsby guitar and was drilled for a stop later as the stop is not in the correct location for a '59 LP.
     
  12. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    That one looks very similar to one that Mike's Music had last year. It had a Bigsby, IIRC.
     
  13. John Phillips

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    ...so why the complaints about maple fillets on modern Les Pauls?

    Ah... my mistake. I didn't believe both of them were original, I just picked the wrong one :).
     
  14. Mark Kane

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    John, that's one complaint I've never heard.
     
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    Someone trying to replace a pot with a really short shafted pot?
     
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    The maple fillet on the reissues is wider because the truss rod uses a rubber sleeve around it, unlike the old ones which did not use a sleeve.
     

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