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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who has the oldest les paul here ??

I posted a thread asking to see your 2013 LP's so I thought it would be sweet to see some of the oldest axes out there too.. ??
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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Who has the oldest les paul here ??

Forum member Floyd84 has a 1952 Les Paul.

He'd post pics I'm sure, but he's at the Philly show right now.
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Re: Who has the oldest les paul here ??

Bought a 1936 Les Paul in a natural finish off of ebay last week. Have a genuine hand written COA. Didn't come with case though.
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Bought a 1936 Les Paul in a natural finish off of ebay last week. Have a genuine hand written COA. Didn't come with case though.
Is it possible to post some pics? I would love to see it
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1936... Yeah.
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Mine's nearing 100 years old.



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Is it possible to post some pics? I would love to see it
You're not gonna see any Les Pauls from 1936....
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Re: Who has the oldest les paul here ??

Since the P-90 wasn't invented untill 1946, the '36 must have DeMarzios'.
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Re: Who has the oldest les paul here ??

At the risk of stating the obvious, the oldest Gibsons are over in the Vintage forum. And I doubt there's anything older than what's already been posted, especially since you're asking about Les Pauls. But it can't hurt to ask.

I've got a 1960 Melody Maker (arguably a Les Paul), a mid-'60s Hofner, and a '65 Guild. A friend of mine has a pre-war Martin, but that's hardly a Gibson or a Les Paul, is it?

Ask Thermionik about his old Les Paul. It's far from the oldest, but it's the coolest old Les Paul around these parts, IMO.
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Therms is a 52.
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I have a Les Paul that was unearthed from a Mayan tomb.

Left behind by an alien visitor.

As you know, there's a Les Paul that's part of the famous Nazca Lines in southern Peru, and legend has it that several of the ceramic statues unearthed in China near the first emperor's tomb had Les Pauls in their hands and indications of KISS-like makeup. These are, of course, fake Les Pauls, but are far better built than current models. All have...uh...ceramic pickups.
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jesus played pick guard on???

holy tonez...
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Re: Who has the oldest les paul here ??

The oldest LPs are the '52s, with the unbound necks and no serial numbers. But, good luck figuring out which one was the first one off the assembly line?

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The oldest LPs are the '52s, with the unbound necks and no serial numbers. But, good luck figuring out which one was the first one off the assembly line?

You just play them...the one that sounds best is the oldest.

I know cuz I read it somewhere.
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You just play them...the one that sounds best is the oldest.

I know cuz I read it somewhere.
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Re: Who has the oldest les paul here ??



Mine is pretty new actually... I dunno why everybody is shocked when I pull it out at a gig.
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Re: Who has the oldest les paul here ??

The 1936 has emgs, I also have a 1928 line six modelling amp.
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The 1936 has emgs, I also have a 1928 line six modelling amp.
The 1936 LP did have EMGs. It was part of Einstein's work and was very top secret as it was part of the war effort.

That stuff about the modeling amp is absurd though.
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The 1936 LP did have EMGs. It was part of Einstein's work and was very top secret as it was part of the war effort.

That stuff about the modeling amp is absurd though.
I've got one, it has 7652 different amp.models and 988 different in built effects. It's particularly good for trad jazz and Charleston tone!
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You're not gonna see any Les Pauls from 1936....
Well, I know someone who's got one.

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Well, I know someone who's got one.

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Thank you for that vote of confidence, Rich. I don't like being called a liar and didn't really want to have duel any of these varmints calling me such names.

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all gold 1952 Les Paul , before they even had serial nimbers.....does that count ?
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Sold this early '52 unbound neck a couple of years ago:


Still own this one. Its my favorite of all the 50s Les Pauls I've owned or played:
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Bigsby'd; the one with the bigsby is the best looking Les Paul I've seen on here --- what is the story with the red bigsby ?? It looks very cool.
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notice how they dont show the headstock? thats a tokai. jesus hated gibsons. said the qc absolutely sucked. you can check this out. its in the bible.
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all gold 1952 Les Paul , before they even had serial nimbers.....does that count ?
You should totally put a Floyd Rose on that!!
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You should totally put a Floyd Rose on that!!
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that would be bitchin.
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