NGD: 1949 blonde Gibson ES-5

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  1. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Silver Supporting Member

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    That's a beautiful guitar, and an evolving cool story to go with it.
     
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  2. Bluesful

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    How cool is that.
     
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  3. Flotsam

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    Perhaps Irvin will be able to solve the mystery of the mark??

    Here's my closely related 1952 ES-350N....

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  4. 56Tweed

    56Tweed Sub-Octave Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Having lived in Buffalo, that isn't as surprising as it should be. Very cool though!
     
  5. MartinPiana

    MartinPiana Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous. I bet they tricked OP into paying more than that thing cost brand new....
     
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    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    Unreal, you hit the jackpot! Have many years of enjoyment.
     
  8. Oatie

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    390.00 was the price of a new car back then.
     
  9. '56 Merc

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    The Holy Grail but I too will be playing my ZBD. Which is not a bad thing.
     
  10. sgt_steiner

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    OUTSTANDING! Cheers man. The stuff dreams are made of!
     
  11. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Supporting Member

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    Absolutely gorgeous instrument! It may sound blasphemous, but i would rather
    have this than an LP any day. :cool:
     
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  12. malakka

    malakka Supporting Member

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    Me too!
     
  13. bob-i

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    Not even close. The average price of a car in 49 was more in the range of $1200.
     
  14. Bluzeboy

    Bluzeboy Gold Supporting Member

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    How did I miss this? Oh yeah, I’ve been sick. Beautiful piece!
     
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    lousyatit Supporting Member

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    Damn that's pretty!
     
  16. DaveNJ

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    OP, did you try to get in touch with Irvin?
     
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  18. 58dutchie

    58dutchie Member

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    Yes, I did, I wrote him a letter...now we have to wait!
     
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  19. Andrew.Guitar

    Andrew.Guitar Supporting Member

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    Man what a beauty, congrats!
     
  20. Fatboy666

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    that is an amazing piece, Mazeltov!!!!

    I don't even play jazz, but somethin' about those big fat guitars........

    Then again, I like my women curvy too so I guess it works out.
     

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