Clapton's Beano Burst

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by zoso304, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Greco

    Greco Senior Member

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    If that's the case, it would certainly be good to have some photos! The headstock was broken and repaired when Clapton was using it it seems.
     
  2. Bill Hicklin

    Bill Hicklin Senior Member

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    I think it's a good bet that Beano got a coat of paint years ago and is unrecognizable today- if it even still exists.
     
  3. LPPILOT

    LPPILOT Senior Member

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    Good guess . OMG ...I hate to think that and serial gone, but that far back , scrubbing the serial off and all was not all that unthinkable given the value at that point

    Disguised as a Goldtop ..:hmm:


    That's sad .....I'd rather just go on believing it's lost in closet or wall waiting to be discovered :thumb:
     
  4. Bill Hicklin

    Bill Hicklin Senior Member

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    But then OTOH it might turn up half-charred in South America.....
     
  5. bsteff666

    bsteff666 Senior Member

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    You guys haven't picked up Burst Believers II??

    A great book...and there are new recent pics of the Summers Burst. The color is still strong.
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    I would share a pic of the headstock...but it might make everyone sick.
     
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  6. Bill Hicklin

    Bill Hicklin Senior Member

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    The Summersburst must have been a later '60 than Beano, with reflectors and non-fading tomato red.
     
  7. Greco

    Greco Senior Member

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    No. Thanks for posting a photo!
     
  8. goldtop0

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    See post #394 Bill...... that's got the rundown.
     
  9. Meddled

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    Why so? Shonky repairs?

    For what it is worth, I went into a local junk shop recently and they had a black Les Paul with a dodgy Gibson logo. Turned out it was an Epiphone with a sticker on the headstock and not Beano. :wow:

    To drag this out even further, I once 'found' a bass guitar in a case in a junk shop. The seller thought it was an empty case, and sold me the whole works for the value of the case. Beano could be in similar circumstances and it would just take one person to prod one musty guitar case in a junk shop somewhere. :shock:
     
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    Cool shot, haven't seen that one before.
     
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    Eric bought the Beano in Lew Davies shop. 3 men worked there at the time. One being Colin Falconer who has a web site. I am going to contact him to see if he has any more info or stories from the day Eric bought it. He may have a way of knowing the serial number. A very long shot I know but I will give it a shot.
     
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    We're all with you on this one......it'll be great if anything turns up.
     
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    hecube Senior Member

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  15. JamieM

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    The Colin Falconer website has no email option only a phone number. He lives in Oz so I will have to call him in the week from work as the call will be expensive. I hope he will speak to me on it. I am convinced he will have some info.
     
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    Its been gone 50 years. I'd be surprised if nobody asked these questions before now.
     
  17. JamieM

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    You are most likely right but I will give it a go just in case.
     
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    Don't take my statement as criticism. Many times obvious routes of exploration are overlooked. It would be awesome if you got any kind of results.
     
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    Sorry for the late flag- 8s in the early to mid 60s????? Most likely 11s. I do not remember strings that light until much later. Could be but seems unlikely.
     
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    Jimmy Page said they were using banjo strings for the lighter strings and just shifting the rest of the string set up.
     

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