My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

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I have been intrigued for years now about how things are changing in music, live performances, and bar gigs. I have gigged consistently for 30+ years, and a few things are becoming very evident to me...
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This one is not mine anymore, but I have some pictures from when I owned it. Just sharing for those that may be interested. Notable about this guitar: Neck is not big, even though it was an earlier 1959 Standard...
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Fender CEO Andy Mooney has stated that fellow guitar giant Gibson, which faces the imminent prospect of bankruptcy, brought about its own financial troubles - and Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz agrees.
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Unfortunately, I was already overseas, being in country August of 68.
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I can't imagine how much the guitars in this section of the factory are worth.
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The original owner, Dominic (or Dom as his close friends call him) is a good friend of mine & an avid collector of Vintage Guitars. Dom bought this directly from one of the Sisters in Sydney.
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You bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket and won $500m, you bought Gibson lock stock & barrel, paid off all its debts, and now you're the sole owner with dictatorial powers. What would you do?
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Greeny the way she looked during Gary Moore's tour of Japan 1983.
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It's not for sale, so purely hypothetical, would you even be interested in a guitar this well played and worn? If so, ballpark how much you would spend on a guitar like this.
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Ted McCarty
: Yes, we realized that he [Leo Fender] was gaining popularity in the West. He didn’t get anywhere in New York or this part of the country—it was strictly in the West. I watched him and watched him, and I said, "We’ve got to get into that business.