`61 L.P. Custom-Single Cutaway

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  1. TM1

    TM1 Senior Member

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    Got to play this last weekend up in Canada. Mike60 came out as well and it was great to meet him!
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  2. Mike60

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    Working Class Hero..:dude:...

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    ...In addition to seeing a great show:applause::applause:,It was an honour to get to meet you and the group and hang out for awhile.

    And ya checking out this Black Beauty was cool,too.
     
  3. Mike60

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    in VERY capable hands...

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    Stupid me,I forgot to get my picture taken with it:rolleyes:
     
  4. TM1

    TM1 Senior Member

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    Mike; THANKS! Great shots. Next year I'll get Wayne to bring it down again and I'll take your photo with it. Great to hang with you too!!!!
    Don
     
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    ...TM1...that would be cool...I hope you received all the pics I sent to you tonight.Let me know,if you didn't get 'em.

    Even though I was only there Saturday,I think that was an awesome Festival...I hope you and the band come back next year.
     
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    WOW :wow:

    She's in Incredibly good shape!

    Cheers! :applause:
     
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    Beautiful!
     
  8. TM1

    TM1 Senior Member

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    Yeah, really nice guitar. That mahogany had a nice bark/growl to it!
     
  9. 61LPSG

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    OMG!!! What a rare BEAUTY...congrats!
     
  10. JimmyAce2006

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    Must have been a special order guitar? Maybe ordered in late 1960 & built in 1961? This is only the second 1961 LP single cut away I have seen. The other was a Standard.
     
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    It's the first `61 I've seen or touched. To me they were only rumours I'd heard over the last 4 decades.
     
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    that's awesome, thanks for sharing it.

    I'm always a tad confused by how many Customs were made in '61. Did they run the whole year, or just a few months? Or just rollovers from '60?
    I've never heard of a '61 Standard before re: JimmyAce2006's post above.
     
  13. Mike60

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    dwagar...I posted a pic of a '61 three pickup custom awhile back in this Forum,as well as a pic of a '61 Burst...a couple of members figured I was FOS.

    Walter Carter in one of his articles talks about the '61's a bit.Tried to find the article,but have been unable to.The article WAS on Gibson's website until they updated it a few years ago with their current format.I'm trying to find it as a few serial numbers were listed and was hoping this '61 Custom was one of them.
     
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    ...61 burst...1 0867..

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    That looks like the pic I saw but I can not be sure. I had been googling, looking for a 1960s Les Paul and came across a remote store who had a pic on their site of one they had sold before. It also had a pic of the back of the head with the serial that started with a 1. There were not many of them.
     
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    i've been looking for a cowboy/western shirt.:thumb:
     
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    Is that a bassman I see back there? Nice Les Paul By the way, its gorgeous.
     
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    ...Bassman...I erroneously thought it was a Showman...I was oogling the R4,the 339 and the '61 too much and didn't pay attention to the amps...TM1's choice in gear is top shelf for sure.
     
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    Not to be a pooper of the party, I would need to see the routing. The serial font is definately the font size of factory refins, so it 'could', notice, 'could', be a 54- 57, refinned and modded for PAFs in 1961, although they usually put the original serial # on, in the font that was used in 1961. Any cavity pics?
     
  20. Mike60

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    ...speculate all you want.it is a '61 Custom...
     

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