At last, my old #1 is back

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  1. Jimmy Owen

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    Ringo—check out Finn’s Deluxe.
     
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    I play the crap out of my 00-18 Martin, I checked the frets the other night, they are getting worn, I may have to address that at some point soon.

    I love that LP you posted, by the way. Good call on the re-fret.
     
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    Here’s a close up of the embossed covers. Like Ringo, I’m pretty sure this was a short-lived thing. My bandmate had a LP Custom that he bought in 73–it also had the logo embossed. But it could have been a 72.
     
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    I wish I could find my first Les Paul. It was a '68 GT with P-90's. It's probably been converted to a sunburst with humbuckers by now. :cry:

    Congrats on getting yours ready for the reunion!
     
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    I have a '73 LP Deluxe at my house with the goof rings on it, and original mini hums. I don't think they are really that uncommon, it's interesting to me that they are tacked on not screwed in.
     
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    I know that guitar is a joy to play. I bet you’re not thinking about the weight now.
    Norlin gets a bad rap, but they did bring back the LP. I always stick up for them for that reason alone.
    My #1 for the past 40+ years has been a ‘69 GT W/p-90’s; so I know where you’re coming from. Enjoy!
     
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    I would LOVE to have my first Fender Telecaster back....(yes, it's that damn '69 RI paisley that I stupidly sold four years ago). I kick my own ass everyday because I sold the guitar! Now, Guitars - The Museum in Sweden has it and won't even give me a single chance at getting it back!!! :cry::mad::(


    (BTW, I'm sorry that I've been away. I've gotten hooked on computer gaming and have been having a blast playing, "American Truck Simulator"!!! :oops::cool: Who would have thought that a nearly 42-year-old man like me (that birthday will happen this coming Sunday) would get so enamored by computer gaming?!?!?)
     
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    compulsiveness has no age limit... <how do I know that?>
     
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    Love this story. Love Goldtops. Love P90s. Love happy endings.

    But especially I love that you have your No1 for your reunion gig.
     
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    Yeah!
     
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    I was guilty of that, twice.
    I am permanently barred from the Les Paul forum.
    Confession is good for the soul.
    Mea culpa.
     
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    Yep. This was something I saw happen a lot in the 70s--back before the Les Paul Standard got re-introduced. Oddly, I was at the Music Loft to look at a Gold Top Deluxe from the early 70s (you know--the sandwich body). I was planning on replacing the minis with P90s--then, the 72 showed up.
     
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    Your lovely guitar isn't a standard- it's a special run "58 reissue" they did in 72 (even though the features are all '54). They're actually quite collectible.
     
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    Hey Bulldog (that sounds like a song I recall)--

    Yes--I remember that it's officially termed the "58 Reissue"--odd, since the actual 58s had stop tail pieces and tune-o-matics. Surely someone at Gibson knew that what it really was was a 54? I've referred to it as a Standard as opposed to its stylish dark cousin the Custom.

    At the time I bought it, the interweb didn't exist--so I didn't know its actual moniker. I've played one other--oddly, still in the Research Triangle area where I found mine--a guy at a local open mike showed up with one--a 72 with embossed covers, but no goof rings (we called them boo-boo rings).

    I've seen another on ebay around 2001--it was sunburst, embossed covers, no rings. That really made no sense--as far as I recall, Gibson didn't make P90 maple-topped Les Pauls in the 50s in any color other than Gold. (The Specials I saw in Cherry Red and TV Yellow; Jrs in Burst or TV Yellow--then in Cherry Red or TV Yellow when the DCs started coming out).

    One of my older buddies, by the way, had one of the rare all Gold Les Pauls (from the trapeze days).
     
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    Congratulations and enjoy!
     
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