Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by creamedcorn, Mar 27, 2008.
An amputee 3/4 '59 LP Jr.
interesting, I was expecting to see an amputee trying to play a 59 lp junior...but this is far worse.
No worse than the infamous "Bad Coconuts" --an authentic '59 'burst.
People just didn't know they'd be worth a small fortune when they were modding them to improve playability or tailor them to their own personal needs.
Think of the countless pre-CBS Strats that were routed out for humbuckers and Floyd Roses in the 1980s?
Well, if you absolutely must reach that highest fret with ease...
Or you could get a regular scale guitar and easily hit the same note - duh!
I look at that and I see a P-90, a bridge, a pair of knobs, a set of tuners, a couple of pots...
I can't even look at that it's so horrible...
At least it is still around.
I've read that of the 1700+ 'bursts manufactured between 1958-60, only 1400 or so are currently accounted for.
Of the three hundred that remain there have to be at least a few dozen that have simply been lost to time, rotting away in landfills, chucked in the trash after suffering broken headstocks and snapped necks by owners who figured they'd cost more to repair than the guitars were worth at the time.
That's depressing to think about.
I wonder if these people do origami with winning lottery tickets too?
That is such a shame. Painful to look at.
Funny thing, I read that of the 1700+ 'bursts manufactured between 1958-60, 1900 are currently accounted for.
Those photos pain me very much.
I like to think that there are 59 les pauls and old teles and strats in the attics of my town, just lying there waiting to be discovered.
I personally know of a 60s tele that is on the top shelf in the closet in the master bedroom in a home in my town, at least it was there in the early nineties. I am sure it is still there. No reason for it not to be.
They are out there waiting for us
HILARIOUS! I thought you were way under with 1900
Am I the only one who things that LP Jr mod looks cool?