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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by j2tgw, Jun 4, 2017.
My 53 custom any questions ? just ask !
Fantastic looking Custom!!!
Wow, piece of history. Congrats
Holy smokes...I love it!
I haven a question:
May I have it?
LOL !! Eh let me think about it ?? Mmmmmmmmmmm !! NO !!
Weight - Neck profile? - sound with eth staple picup?
Story? There has to be a story in there somewhere...
These are so cool as they have so many unique features! Check out the 'short' headstock, and a TOM/Stoptail in 1953?? I thought that was a 'new and improved' feature in '56, with the ultra rare thin-ear stoptail piece too. I've had two of these early ones, and they're about as cool a Les Paul as ever made
Stunning guitar and amazing collection!! Can you tell us more on how you came across all these beauties? Have you had them all for years or just recently acquired them?
Had them for a long time late 80,s to mid 90,s never bought any old ones since ! bought a couple of prs only !
The custom came from Gill Southworth early 90,s Met him at Philly show and brought it back ,
Came from original owners widow , original strap ,tags .and an old set of string still in case
I love these as they have such a wide range of historical features- the wider '52 era pickup spacing, '53/'54 lower neck set with deep dish top, one piece all mahogany body, really small neck heel etc- these are really the prototype precursor to the 'classic' LP Standard imo, well ahead of the production.. I could never understand why it was only on these that they used a shortened headstock??
By "shortened headstock" does it mean the headstock past the last pair of tuners is shorter than normal? I've never heard that term before.
really love alnico customs!
Such an amazing collection, you're a smart man to pick these up back in the day!
Not smart enough ? Had 2 other customs 57 and 58 a few other gold tops , and a couple bursts pass through my hands ! Sold them and should have kept them ?