MY 59 Les Paul (Merged)

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by rmeil, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Cookie-boy

    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    Frank, thanks for your post. Always a very relaxed prose with no hysteria!:laugh2::applause:

    What always amazes me is that these guitars that have faded off in a matter of days with the hang tag back in the late 50's still show that "5 o'clock shadow" some 50 years later!!! Can you throw some light (sic) on this?
     
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    .......apart, of course from lousyatit who is both a God and a higher being!:naughty::thumb::laugh2:
     
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    This was a great read. Awesome guitar. The serial numbers discussion added even more mystery to the elusive '59 LPS. "Appearing and disappearing, magic ink and a mind boggling font!"

    just to mention about "replies"; the owner may have become 'security conscious' after recognizing the (possible) value and minimised the information offered.
     
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    Can we lock this thread now - it interferes with my life
     
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    What life? :naughty:
     
  6. delawaregold

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    The hang tag thing... any answers?
     
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    Yeah, I too am skeptical that the overall finish faded in a matter of hours, yet once the hang tag was removed, the dark spot didn't fade away over the next 60 years of normal light exposure.

    Remember, back in the day these guitars didn't get purchased immediately upon being displayed in the shopkeeper's window. Most likely they hung around for much longer. The idea of yearly stock turnaround in guitar shops is a modern construct.
     
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    This thread was always a curiosity to me, and I never stated what I really think was going on.

    There's something about it that did not pass the smell test...and it had nothing to do with the guitar.
     
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  10. dreams

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    Having waded through the 40 pages of this thread with some interesting detours "waldenstein " I am pleased to see some fresh comments.

    it was never explicitly said that the guitar was verified authentic but I assume it was based on delaware golds input


    but the other 59 with the same serial number was a transcription mistake??

    anyone have any input of what happened to this guitar in the last 5 years?
     
  11. delawaregold

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    The guitar was authenticated, and hand carried to New York City.
    After a second authentication, the guitar was purchased by a Dealer,
    who later sold it to a Vintage Guitar Collector. As of last November,
    that collector still owned the guitar, and I would presume he still owns
    it today.
     
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  12. delawaregold

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    Rumor had it that Ganzler was one of the initial authenticators. Who was the second one- Uncle Lou? There are photos of the guitar on Burst Serial, so we must assume others have also vetted it. This is one of the good finds in the last decade. Do we know how much the guitar went for, when it was sold on the retail level?
     
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    thanks for the update!!
     
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    A dwarf?
     
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    BWAHAHAHAHAHA, I can't believe it took me this long to find this!
     
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    Thanks for the update.
    Not sure whether i missed any of the first 39 pages, but is the serial number mystery solved?
     
  18. delawaregold

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    9 0381
    It is solved at least as far as this guitar is concerned. This guitar is 9 0381.
    The guitar that was listed on Burstserial.com previously as 9 0381, was listed incorrectly.
    I am not aware that the correct serial number of that guitar was
    ever revealed.
     
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    this thread just entertained me for two hours. great conclusion as well!
     
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    Luckily at my age my memory is bad enough that I was entertained by it first time around, and yet again when it reappeared. Enjoyed it enormously both times.

    Liam
     
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