Has anyone ever seen a 50's Les Paul Case like this ?

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  1. HolyGrail

    HolyGrail V.I.P. Member

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    It hasn't been painted .
    Has 5 latches and domed top

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    maybe a prototype :eek2:
     
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    Doesn't smell moldy either. Just old
     
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    see it has the Gibson Tag as well :naughty:
     
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    More picts

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    This case is dark Brown ?
     
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    Yep !
     
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    I've seen these occasionally.

    It's all original. It's lifton... It has five latches. They did make some in that tolex and lining colour. Perhaps they had a shortage of pink plush and brown vinyl. It would really suit a darkback goldtop or tobacco-burst LP.

    Is it your case HolyGrail?

    There was one on Ebay recently. Is that the one?
     
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    Thanks FlameBurst ! Yes it's mine.

    I got this a while back on the bay.
     
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    Cool stuff. If you don't mind me asking, how much? I've got an old burst case (4 latch cali-girl/brown/pink lining). I may be tempted to sell it, seeing as I'll never get an original burst to fit inside it! I bought mine off ebay some time ago thinking I might stumble across someone who makes 100% replica LP guitars...?
     
  11. HolyGrail

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    flameburst ~ Too damn much ! lol
    I've had the normal 4 latch 50's LP Cases too and sold them.
    Post some picts of your case . We'd all like to see it !

    Don't think so negatively, you just might own a Burst some day. :cheers:

    Keep looking around for a Repro. A Max just sold on ebay for 13K !
    They're around. :naughty:
     
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    Okay, here's a multiple shot. It's a cali-girl 4 latch Lifton case. It's been carefully cleaned up a bit from when I got it. I'd like to know the exact year - if anyone knows???
     

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    That's a Beautiful example of a " Real Cali Girl Case "

    Some think just because they're pink on the inside and tan on the out
    make all the cases Cali Girl Cases . Notice on yours , the deep body taper.

    BTW ~ I live in Cali. Lot oh HOT Babes. :naughty:

    I don't know that anyone could tell you the exact year.

    Thanks for posting FlameBurst ! :dude:
     
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    Thanks HolyGrail,

    I would still like to find an original brown/pink 5 latch case. I know they crop up now and again, but shite - you could buy another Historic for some o the prices. Yeeiiks!

    I must get out to Cali one day. It's been a lifelong dream. When (if ever) I have some G.A.S. money, I'll do a month out there. I also want to visit the guitar shops in NY and Gruhn's, etc.
     
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    i havent
     
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    My 58 Special was in one of those dark 5 latch cases, without the Gibson tag.
     
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    Greg~ I guess anything is/was possible with Gibson .:)

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    a darkburst would be at home in that rare badboy
     
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    Here's the case after Case integrity was restored , Plus some preservation .
    I didn't want to go too far, but wanted to strike an even balance.

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    Ahhh... the 'ol woodglue, acrylic paint and boot polish trick, hey?

    Seriously, match the acrylic paint colour and buff off with some approximate coloured boot polish and it will come up a treat!
     

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