Origonal 1953 Les Paul Custom

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  1. j2tgw

    j2tgw Junior Member

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    My 53 custom any questions ? just ask !

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  2. 1981 LPC

    1981 LPC Senior Member

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    Too cool.
     
  3. zhivago

    zhivago Senior Member

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    Fantastic looking Custom!!! :)
     
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    bossaddict Premium Member

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    Beautiful!!
     
  5. The_Nuge

    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    Very nice :thumbs:
     
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    Hubba, hubba...
     
  7. Progrocker111

    Progrocker111 Senior Member

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    Wow, piece of history. Congrats :cheers2:
     
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    Travis19 Senior Member

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    Holy smokes...I love it!
     
  9. LPMarshall Hack

    LPMarshall Hack Senior Member

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    I haven a question:

    May I have it?
     
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  10. j2tgw

    j2tgw Junior Member

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    LOL !! Eh let me think about it ?? Mmmmmmmmmmm !! NO !!
     
  11. mekhem

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    Very cool...

    Weight - Neck profile? - sound with eth staple picup?

    Story? There has to be a story in there somewhere...
     
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  12. Jumping@shadows

    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    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 :dude:
     
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    yamariv Senior Member

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    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?
     
  14. j2tgw

    j2tgw Junior Member

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    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

    Tom
     
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    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    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??
     
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    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.
     
  17. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

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    really love alnico customs!
     
  18. yamariv

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    Such an amazing collection, you're a smart man to pick these up back in the day!
     
  19. j2tgw

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    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 ?
     
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    Very cool! :cheers:
     

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