Mandolin bros had a 58/59

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    Original owners children are selling it... If it were my kids ... I would come back from the grave and strangle them! Don't sell daddy's guitar! :thumb:
     
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    That control cavity is not right. The truss rod cover is off center. Lots of incorrect parts. There are too many anomalies. The highest serial number on burstserial.com for 1959 is in the early 3000 area.

    I will say it....it is.....it is....fu......
     
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    ...zi...


    :io::hyper:
     
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    Interesting History & a few questions?? Serial No. is '59, so I wonder why they would say '58? Cavity is very clean?

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    Not on the BSL.

    Thanks for posting. :thumb:

    Eric, where are you?

    :cheers:
     
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    Uhoh man that is ... up for debate.

    Like a story? Buy a book.

    I see ugly stuff and lots.
     
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    Agree Tom, while you were posting I was looking at the pics & that looks way different to all the Burst cavities I have detailed pics of.

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    Looks suspiciously non Gibson to me, logo looks like a cut up 70's and the route has no chew or widows peak, finish has wierd red staining where there never should have been...by the neck tone/vol and on top side by TP stud... ageing also is ? no wear on back and minimal neck with a heavy arm wear that looks like its straight off a Kossof aged historic... even the wood under the ageing looks not naturally dark/light like it would IMO... think I'd pass and try and find one with a head break r something.

    Now lets hear what the experts can see! I love learning from these "vintage" finds:wave:

    Oh yeah, and the neck looks like it came off another guitar.. or was finished differently than all the pics of bursts I've seen....Truss rod cover looks high too, at least it only has 2 screws:D
     
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    No....no they don't have a 58-59LP. What the hell is up with all the Fugazi's. thought Fugazi season was dec- march. At least Shelton tried, it had chew marks and the right jack hole. This one is just lazy.
     
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    '70's neck on a japanese body?:naughty::hmm:
     
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    Built. Whole cloth. No other way.
     
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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :lol:................when I saw the pics on their site, I thought this will be a fun Thread. :D

    Even the top & finish look suspect. There are loads of things on that Guitar that scream caveat emptor to me but a complete run down by Eric will be nice. :)

    :cheers:
     
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    No.



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    Seems like lots of "breathing room" in that description about originality as well...



    Fletch
     
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    Fail...oh wait, is it still legal to authenticate guitars from photos?

    Shhhh...maybe the Fugazi Nazis won't see this. :laugh2:
     
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    Wonder what the cavities under the pickups look like... (since pics are noticeably absent)
     
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    Maybe the Mandolin Brothers should stick to mandolins and leave the Bursts to the Burst Brothers.



    Fletch
     
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    It's a 58/59 Burst with a replaced neck and body.
     
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    Re-topped, re-bottomed and re-necked, with a changed fretboard and mostly non-original parts.


    Fletch
     
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