GBS les Paul 59 replica

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  1. les_paul_jd

    les_paul_jd Member

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    Just wondering if anyone on here has come across one? It’s a Canadian made les Paul replica, looks like quality work but pretty limited on info. I have a custom shop 52 tele relic for trade and was offered this 59 les Paul replica.
     

  2. Duane_the_tub

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    Folks here are gonna give you a hard time about that headstock pic. Best to delete that one.

    Looks nice, seems like a good deal for you.
     

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    2 piece body ?
     

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    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    There are SO MANY things wrong on that guitar, that I see nothing looking like a replica.
    Keep your Tele in da house. ;)
     
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  5. les_paul_jd

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    I ended up picking it up anyway. Did a different deal but after playing this I had to have it. Regardless of how many ways to spot a fake, I know like many others by looking at it, it’s not real.
     
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    I talked to the builder who made this in the early 90’s. He said at the time the lightest mahogany he had was not wide enough so he made it into 2 pieces. Being a fake gibson I don’t mind the 2 pieces, it’s still a well built guitar.
     

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    Besides the obvious 2 piece body and wrong knobs and lack of pointers, what else would make it have so many things wrong?
     

  8. PierM

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    Doesn't matter at this point. :) Enjoy the guitar.

    Let's call it Copy, as Replica has a very different meaning when it comes to Bursts, just saying. :)
     

  9. les_paul_jd

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    Okay, was just curious is all. I’m happy with it. Traded a different cs tele for this and got a fender mij 62 stratocaster also.
     

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