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The Black Burst

1960-black-burstBack in 1959 this dude could not afford a Black Beauty, so what does he do? He contacts Gibson and has his LP Standard painted black! Member CDaughtry was nice enough to share with us pictures and video of this one of a kind beauty.

Vintage Black Beauty Porn

60custom_danelectroWe love the way 50’s Black Beauties sound — fat, warm and sweet! So, we asked our members, who own a vintage Gibson Les Paul Custom from 1954-1969, to post pictures of their guitar here.

A 1959 Burst. What else?

1959burst_jeanchristopheMember ‘Jean Christophe’ flew from France to Los Angeles to purchase this beautiful 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard. What a lucky guy! Click here for more pictures and info.

Member Ages His R8 Les Paul

nicolasriver_r8_agedEver wanted to age your Les Paul but don’t want to wait 10 years or so for that to happen? Instead of playing the crap out of his guitar and letting time do the aging, member nicolasrivera spent only 8 hours trying to age his Historic Les Paul and it turned out really well and realistic!

“Having free time this past Sunday I woke up with one thing in mind, age the sides and back of my R8. I can’t deny what I am, a relic freak and knowing that my R8 with its NOT VINTAGE CORRECT lacquer would not age within the next 5 years. Having already 10 year on her I said I will do my best to speed time up in just one day of work. Well, actually 8 hours of work.”

To view photos and discuss this topic, click here.

Burst and Historic Match

leese_r0Just for fun, member Kevin James, thought of matching his Historic Les Paul with a vintage Burst. Others joined and matched theirs. Really cool to see how they compare. Some of them came really close and looked like the same guitar!

If you own the book Beauty of the Burst, you can look and see if one of the Bursts look like your Historic.

To view photos and discuss this topic, click here.

Naked 1956 Les Paul Beauty

naked_56gtMember pinefd picked up this gorgeous naked 1956 Les Paul at the Philly Show several months ago. The finish was stripped at one point, showing its mildly flamed three-piece top!

“Well, after diving head-first into the Historic world almost seven years ago, I finally decided to see what all this vintage love was all about. Now, having purchased three vintage Les Pauls over the past four months, I think I’m finally starting to “get it”. Two of my three recent acquisitions are shown below.

This ’56 I picked up at the Philly show a couple of weeks ago, at a very reasonable price. And for those of you who may have been at the show, no it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of…it’s not the one with the center seam, and a wax finish on the top, at an asking price in the mid $30Ks. The one I got was a walk-in that was seen by only a handful of people, including (fortunately) me. It made it as far as the first booth in the show, before being spotted by my buddy Fred (59gibson), who knew I was looking for something like this…thanks Fred!”

To view photos and discuss this topic, click here.

MLP Meet: 2nd Annual Philly Guitar Show

mlpmeet_2ndMembers of MyLesPaul will meet  next month on November 20 and 21 at the Great American Guitar Show in King of Prussia, PA. There will be a  MLP Booth available for members to meet others and display their Les Paul guitars.

Thanks to Bee-3Grinning Elk, and our fellow forum brother DelawareGold, for making this possible.

To discuss this topic, click here.

Slash: Derrig vs Max

slash_derrigHave you ever wondered what guitar Slash used to record the AFD album, or played in the ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ video? It wasn’t exactly a Gibson, it was a 1959 Les Paul replica made by the late luthier Chris Derrig. Or was it made by Peter ‘Max’ Baranet?

We can debate all day long, but one thing we can agree on, is that the AFD tone is sweeeeet!

MLP Member, Flickoflash, tells the story here.