Dave Johnson Black '58!!

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  1. markguitar

    markguitar MLP Sponsor

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    Just got this guitar back from Dave yesterday and finished putting it together. Started out as a '57 goldtop that I bought from Greg Germino. We wanted to do something different so we decided to do a '58 aged black standard. It got the full treatment including a Brazilian board. This guitar came out amazing and is every bit as cool as "The Bar Fly" that we did a few years back. I will get it listed with even more pictures on my site in the next day or so but wanted to list a few here right away. Feel free to email or call me for details.

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  2. jenton70

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    Jesus.
     
  3. jenton70

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    Mark, that is as cool a Les Paul as I've seen. You guys hit it way out of Fenway with that one.
     
  4. markguitar

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    Thanks!
     
  5. 1987

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    That's a great looking guitar!
     
  6. treyrab

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    Incredible work!

    On a side note, were there any black '58 one-offs made?
     
  7. markguitar

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    Yes, '58, '59 and at least one '60
     
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  8. WhiteEpiLP

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    Not sure if the story is true but apparently there were people who couldn't afford a custom but wanted a black guitar so gibson just painted a burst black for them. If its true its kinda funny that the cherry sunburst that those few disliked has become so valuable.
     
  9. winexprt

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    Very True.

    The guitar that's arguably most well known of these is known as 'The Black Burst'.

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    http://www.vintageguitar.com/21269/the-blackburst/


    There was a nice thread here on this guitar a few years back:

    http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/the-black-burst-has-stopped-by-for-a-visit.294834/
     
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  10. Slick

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    That is outrageous !!! :wow:
     
  11. NHTom

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    Wow Mark! I remember talking with you about this guitar during your planning stages. It stuck in my head as a cool sounding idea..........what an understatement that was!!!

    Every bit as amazing as I envisioned and more.

    Great Job!
    NHTom
     
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    Mark this is killer. Won't last long.
     
  13. markguitar

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    You are so right! Never even got to list it on my site and it's sold. The new owner got it yesterday and loves it! One of the coolest guitars we've done over the years and it's not a burst!
     
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    Yes he does!! :)
     
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    I was wondering WTF when I went to the site to look for more pics. Well congrats to you and the buyer then.

    Take Care
     
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    That les paul has so much mojo, it's making the baby buddha cry! Absolutely Superb!
     
  17. xray

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    Fantastic !
     
  18. Chef Greg

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    Wow... that's a cool one !!:dude:
     
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    Wow, you got to love that patina! Fantastic work.
     
  20. d1m1

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    thats beautifull!!!
     

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