Saw a Real 59 today

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by uriah1, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. uriah1

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    I think you could haggle down to 225k
     
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    God forbid someone should touch a guitar. I mean, they're meant to be looked at only, right? Why would you touch the Mona Lisa?


    Don't answer that.
     
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    I don't what vintage it is. If I can't play it, I have no need for it. And I'll bet it goes for cosiderably less than mentioned. But, there's a fool born every day, so ...............
     
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    That thing looks amazing. I played a '58 in Nashville, it was only 175k also a '53 that was tagged at 35k. I was encouraged to try them out actually. They had them, along with other rare/expensive stuff in an area not obvious to regular foot traffic at the store. An employee saw me and my son and invited us upstairs.

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    59s had that much flame?
     
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    If you touch it before paying you might find out they aren’t what they are cracked up to be
     
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    looks like a beauty to me
     
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    I played a 53 Goldtop in a motorway services carpark of all places once. I sold my Les Paul Studio and arranged to meet the buyer in said carpark as it was halfway between us...he bought the Goldtop with him, i think he just liked showing it off. It had a headstock repair and the neck had been reshaped so he got it cheap (relatively speaking) apparently. Probably the only time I'll play something like that, to be honest it didn't play anything special, but it was certainly a treat to hold a bit of history like that
     
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    That reminds me of the Gibson Lloyd Loar F5 mandolin I played for a few minutes at Elderly two years ago.

    It was a thrill to play such a coveted instrument but I certainly didn’t feel any mojo from it. Thank God, because it would have set me back just under $200K.
     
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    The hand lettered sign is a nice touch..

    I have been offered the chance to play similar items, I have always passed. Arranging my life in such away to allow owing such things is not a priority, and I don’t feel I should impinge on those who make those choices a priority, after all most galleries don’t allow a casual browser “hang it up for a week” or a “dashing commuter” to air out a vintage F-1 car while walking past a stand at Goodwood.
    Everyone makes choices, mine don’t involve the fine edge that tips into the unknown..
     
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    Gorgeous!
    I once did a bar gig with a clean, but plain 58, circa 1985.
    They were commanding about $2500 at the time.
     
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    Matt at CME left me alone with a ‘60 for as long as I wanted, at least 40 min. That said, they stored it in a glass-enclosed case.
     
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    I dunno....for that kind of money, it has a few worn spots on the finish, and some tarnish on pickups and bridge metal. I'll wait and hold out for one that looks "new" and pristine. ;)
     
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    $225K? Maybe if each of my kids go into the army to pay for their education it might work out.
     
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    I'm still kicking myself for NOT taking a picture of this ( was so in awe of the guitar, a pic just was not on my mind),
    but I once tagged along with some buddies to a private ( home) dealer,
    and got to play an ALL GOLD ( including the neck!) '52 Les Paul.
    The dealer ( I guess he thought I was a decent player) just started going into his Family Room closet and pulling out guitars " Here, check this one out!"
    I sat next to a '66 Vibrolux Reverb for the next hour, in heaven.
    The all gold Les Paul had ( amp was very low) had just a crystal clear bright tone, and it just glowed. Even with trapeze, it was one heck of a comfy player.
    Dealer said " That's about 32K you have there" which is when I handed it back.
     
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    I’m grateful that in my youth, I owned and played many 50s Les Pauls.
    I owned 56 Junior, and an ultra clean 55 gold top.
    I still have a deep fetish thing for 50s Les Pauls.
    My friends owned a few, including a 56 Special, and a 54 wraptail gold top.
    Before I played guitar for money, I was a Gibson guy.
    I still think Pauls look the coolest!
     
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    Buddy of my brother has #75 1955ish Burst Byrdland with staple pickups and 56goldtop w white p90s.
    Repainted.
     
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    This was my FIRST electric, a new 1976 Les Paul Signature stolen (in College) 1980, before I really knew how to play! ( paid $250, not a popular seller in '76)

    * below is stock pic, not mine
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    That's a great looking les paul.
    They don't want people touching it in case the headstock falls off.:twisted::)

    I would trade my wife for that if I had a wife to trade.:cool:

    I could probably get by with just buying the pickups and putting them in my 81 Greco superpower and the sound and feel would be very close.
    The Greco aint much to look at though but I love the old wood and feel of the neck.


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    Just remember....you break it you bought it. :D
     
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