Guitarist Magazine Issue 430 Bernie Marsden's The Beast Collector Edition

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  1. Les Paul John

    Les Paul John Senior Member

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    I don't subscribe to Guitarist magazine, I should .... I did for one year and never renewed but anyway ....

    Issue 430 featuring Bernie Marsden's The Beast is a great issue celebrating 60 years of Les Pauls and the collector edition comes with a poster of The Beast.

    I had to eBay this one a few months ago and it was the only one listed, had to buy it from someone in the UK and am glad to have it. I had emailed Bernie and told him of my discovery and he said people try to find one and never do and to be grateful I found it.

    Great issue .... anyway here are some photos of it. Bernie's a first class fellow and a very nice person.

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  2. JTM45

    JTM45 Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I’d love an old 50s LP, damn that thing looks like a beast :lol:
     
  3. Les Paul John

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    Yes! Me too ... for now it’s Historics I suppose.
     
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    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    Like most of us I suspect we've all watched a lot of '59 YT videos. The Beast has to be my all time favorite. It always sounds just f'n great.
     
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    didn't he just put out a book with all of his guitars etc???
     
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    That particular guitar really does seem to have its own thing going on, really a unique quality to its voice. To be honest I've listened to recordings and seen videos (I know, NOT like being in the room) of '58-60' bursts and they sound like nothing particularly special, but the Beast really is in another class.
     
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    I got to meet and hangout with Bernie on the first JB blues cruise. He also sat next to me when Robben Ford was on. I asked why he wasnt back stage with every one else he said " sounds wayyyyy better out here mate!". I bought him a beer....very cool guy.

    Robben Ford..... thats a whole different story
     
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    Any guy with 2 B's in his first name, not followed immediately by a "y", is bound to be an ass. I would love to hear The Beast in person.
     
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    Ordered my magazine, via, eBay. Looking forward to it arriving on Monday. The coffee table book looks pretty awesome.

    John thanks for bringing this to our attention,

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    Once again, that dark, nearly ebony BRW board is my wow factor … the rest of the guitar is nice too.
     
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    Cool, I hope you enjoy it. The UK limited edition with the poster is very rare and hard to find. You didn't specify but I hope that's what you found. The magazine is the same, exactly, just minus the poster if it isn't the special edition.
     
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    I have an 80s Washburn with an old rosewood board that looks like an old vintage Gibson board now. It's really neat to see the finger impression wear and chip marks. Here's a photo of the old Washburn board.

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    The Beast is my all time favorite CC model..
     
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    Received the magazine. Sadly it is not the U.K. Limited edition but other then not having the poster is there other differences? I am probably going to subscribe and would recommend this publication. Awesome throughout! Interview with, one of my favorites, Steve Howe and the riff examples on Ritchie Blackmore were fun.

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    Back when that issue was the “current” issue, I direct ordered it from the publisher in England. Arrived a few weeks later... poster and all. Very cool issue. :)
     
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    It's cool you love you guitar man but posting that is this thread as if it is comparable is sacrilege!
     
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  18. Les Paul John

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    It was posted mainly for the issue of the fretboard being aged. I wasn’t comparing the guitars to each other. Next time I’ll highly detail and specify the info as to not confuse people. As for old fretboards they look nicely seasoned when 30+ yrs old ... even on an old guitar that’s not a Gibson.
     
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    Yes it’s the same issue :)

    The Blues Heroes insert magazine also came with it.
     
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