Stolen 1972 Les Paul "Black Beauty"

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  1. MV72

    MV72 Junior Member

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    7 April 2012

    To All Gibson Guitar Owners, Players and Admirers,

    On 18 March 2012 my Les Paul was stolen from my office suite in Raleigh, North Carolina. This guitar was purchased in 1973 from Paulus Music in Jacksonville, Florida. I have played it ever since. This instrument is my escape and my comfort. Those of you who play know to what I speak. The feel of the whole thing when you pick it up. The weight that carries a sound like no other. The smell of the wood, the finish when you open the case. When you run her up for volume check and tune. Then she settles in and the rest is magic. This is what I have lost and I need help getting her back. Please help.

    1972 Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" Reissue
    Serial Number LE896405
     

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  2. Dino Velvet

    Dino Velvet Senior Member

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    Start watchng your local CL . Thats where they usually show up first.
     
  3. MV72

    MV72 Junior Member

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    Copy that. I have been checking everday on "allofcraigslist" nationwide coverage.
     
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  4. bufbills

    bufbills Senior Member

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    MV72. I am not far from you and check Craigslist several times a day. I will certainly keep my eye out. I would also hit Sam Ash and GC on Capitol and make them aware of it so they know to call the cops if it happens to walk in for a quick sale. Make up flyers and get them to all of the pawn shops in the area. Very sorry this happened to you.
     
  5. Bordeaux

    Bordeaux Senior Member

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    MV72, I too live near Raleigh, will keep an eye out @ CL, sorry about to hear your loss, that really sucks.
     
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  6. GuitarJoe

    GuitarJoe Senior Member

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    So sorry to hear about this. I ****ING HATE THIEVES!! Wish you the best in getting it back...
     
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    acstorfer Senior Member

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    So sorry! I hope your guitar comes back soon and in perfect shape.
     
  8. dave1234

    dave1234 Senior Member

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    real sorry to hear that, cant imagine how you must feel. Thats a real low thing for someone to do. as others have said get the word out to local music shops and call around to pawn shops and keep an eye on craigslist- i hope it turns up soon, best of luck to you.
     
  9. Lebo

    Lebo Senior Member

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    It's sad that people like this exists
     
  10. joesatch

    joesatch Senior Member

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    Office suite? Probably the janitors or maids.
     
  11. LedZeppelin

    LedZeppelin Senior Member

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    This popped up in my mind. :hmm:
     
  12. chipper

    chipper Senior Member

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    You must be gutted. Good luck and I hope you get you get it back soon.
     
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    Pay atention to local craiglist and ebay. I hope you find your guitar and everything be good.
     
  14. captain tightpants

    captain tightpants Banned

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    Sorry to hear that, I've been in your shoes. By nothing short of a miracle I got mine back, I'll be hoping you have the same outcome. I'll be keeping an eye out here in California, too.
     
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    Lowdown Senior Member

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    Wow. That's a rare bird,too. Midnight,has a '72,I think the year is. Beautiful wood.

    So sorry to hear this,MV.

    I really hope Lady Luck is smiling down on you,and she finds her way back home...
     
  16. HOT-BRIT

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    check on Ebaym check any for sale and all completed listings
     
  17. tazzman

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    Post a add looking a similar type/year guitar.. Be plain
    **Looking for a black les paul like I had when I was younger.***Cant afford a new one, will pay for a older one.. and see if the crack head bites.

    My daughters boyfriend just recently had his car broken into.. Ipod, stereo all gone.
    He posted a add... IM looking for a I pod, doesnt matter what size. Need asap for school cash in hand..

    Crack head e mailed him,he asked for pictures ... LOL its his.... Made arrangements to meet up took a handful of his friends..
    Well lets say he got his stuff back and didnt pay for it :D
    And no the police wouldn't help, because the person who took the original report hadn't turned it in yet so they wouldn't help

    Good luck!!
     
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  18. major

    major Senior Member

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    Excellent result:)
     
  19. brokenarrow5

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    bummed, will keep an eye out in fla
    sorry man--
     
  20. RUPRECHT

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    Sorry to hear that mate, hope you get it back.
     

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