Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by xroads, Aug 28, 2006.
I thought I'd share this link with you:
I'll give 'em $500, where do I send the check?
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?
Nice guitar, but I haven't finished paying for my house yet, so they wouldn't accept a trade...
That's excellent. Thanks for sharing.
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. 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.
What's with the wood being hogged out in the control cavity where the pots go?
And is it just me, or does that neck tenon look awfully funky?:Spank
There's a thread on the CL about the hogged wood like that right now. The tenon does look funky.
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.
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.
That one looks very similar to one that Mike's Music had last year. It had a Bigsby, IIRC.
...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 .
John, that's one complaint I've never heard.
Someone trying to replace a pot with a really short shafted pot?
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.