1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard "Burst" 9 0919 Eye candy!

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by eric ernest, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. bolero

    bolero Member

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    Hot Damn, that is an incredible story, guitar, and bunch of friends


    congrats!!

    :dude: :dude: :dude: :dude:

    the 4 hour drive must have driven you insane...did you ever suspect it was just a big practical joke? :cool:

    I think I would have fainted right then & there, opening the case


    do me a favour & play the "Heartbreaker" riff by Led Zeppelin, next time you pull it out...with that little Gibson amp cranked!!
     
  2. Lousyatit

    Lousyatit Senior Member

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    The thought of it being a prank never crossed my mind, these cats weren't that way. I wanted to see it, but it didn't drive me crazy. Once Joe and I spoke about the guitar, I knew what it was going to be. Don't get me wrong, it was a thrill to open the case, but not enough to make me faint. Btw, that amp belongs to Eric Ernest, not me.
     
  3. Lousyatit

    Lousyatit Senior Member

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    I'm sorry y'all, allow me to recant part of my previous post. You see, that was posted at the end of an 18 hour day and I was just beat. I thought about when I got the guitar and your perspective changes over the course of 28 years. So I tried to think about that day and the way that I was at that time in my life. I remember being in a HUGE hurry to get there, and I remember telling my girlfriend to ".... hustle 'cause we have to leave NOW..." , so I must have wanted to see it pretty damn bad! As far as seeing it was concerned, it was an enormous rush, one that I still remember, just not worthy of fainting. To be honest, the day that I graduated from college was a much bigger thrill.
     
  4. GammyBird

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    Nice story and thanks for the pics :thumb:
     
  5. zorglub!

    zorglub! Senior Member

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    Absolutely stunning guitar... :wow:

    Thanks a lot for sharing, both the owner and Eric. Its own gallery here.
     
  6. homenote

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    I just bought a 1959 Gibson ga20 T here on the forum last week to compliment my Max. Do you play your burst with it still or is that an old photo?(just caught up and read it was Erics amp.) Did u play it threw that amp, if so how did it sound? I'll be taking delivery on mine Tuesday via fed ex dude!

    Oh lorrdy, "all time scoop!" :applause:

    Hey, wana double your money?:laugh2:

    I kid, so where abouts are ya from bro?(exact GPS corded-nits :naughty:) Im driving threw the Carolinas this summer maybe we could get a cup of coffee or somtn. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Lousyatit

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    The amp was just a prop for the photos. I tend not to like Gibson amps of that vintage.
     
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    I love how your burst faded. Looks very yummy!
     
  9. Lousyatit

    Lousyatit Senior Member

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    Okay Mike I finally restrung it yesterday. It made a huge difference, I had forgotten how much fun it was to play!
     
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    That is a dream come to reality. just awesome!
     
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    Fantastic, I love these stories. Beautiful guitar. Really, really beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.
     
  12. Lousyatit

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    You're very welcome and thank you for your comments. I also wanted to touch on an earlier post. I just restrung this guitar for the first time in at LEAST ten years. What a difference! It's like the damn thing is ALIVE, I had forgotten just how resonant it was and how easy it was to play. One of my friends played it and said "...it plays itself!". I'm going to sit in with some friends tomorrow night and I'm going to wear it out!
     
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    You do that! :thumb:
     
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  14. Lousyatit

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    Hey EE, I'm playing with Hudson..... I'M GONNA STOMP HIM, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that's some funny stuff, right there. :thumb:
     
  16. Jimmi

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    I have to make it down to SC to play with you two....I"ll have to bring my lowly 54s though....unless the project works out that I talked to you about Eric....I may go see it this weekend. Still waiting for the guy to call me back.
     
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    What a marvelous story! That guitar is stunning!!
     
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  18. Lousyatit

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    C'mon Jim, I'm not going anywhere, I hope.
     
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    Maybe after summer. Moving is kicking my ass right now. Wound be a lot of fun. :)
     
  20. Lousyatit

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    Thanks, I have to give credit to my boy Eric Ernest, he's good with a camera!

    Good luck with the move, and I'll be here.
     

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