Played a 59 custom today

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  1. AussieDave

    AussieDave Member

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    Hey All,
    A good friend of mine who lurks and occasionally posts here has recently acquired a pretty
    insane guitar that I had the pleasure of playing today. It is an original 1959 custom.It arrived with a bigsby that was replaced with the original tailpiece. All pickups are PAF double whites. I played it through a Badcat clone head and Marshall quadbox. Holy crap did it sound good! Every note had a thick 3d dimension to it and it rocked!!
    I was also impressed with the nice medium weight and the neck carve was truly superb.
    I look forward to our next jam!
    Here's a couple of snaps.
    Cheers
    59 custom 1.jpg 59 custom 2.jpg
     
  2. djsuckapunch

    djsuckapunch Senior Member

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    Awesome! I'd love to play one.
     
  3. valvetoneman

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    That's on my wish list too and with a bigsby, some of the best clean tones I've heard on you tube come out of a custom

    Can't afford one so I'll have to make one at some point
     
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    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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    It seems dangerous putting the guitar on such a chair :) Cool custom BTW!
     
  5. AussieDave

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    I did ask the owner to keep his eye and hands on the guitar when I took the photo!
     
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    I love customs. The Bigsby should have stayed for some more time.
     
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    That's a beauty
    Just the right amount of patina
     
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    Hhhhhhaaaaaahhhaaaaaaaa.....PORN
     
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  9. AussieDave

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    I believe the owner was concerned about getting the guitar as resonant as possible and felt the bigsby was not achieving his goal. It looked great I admit.
     
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  11. AussieDave

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    Indeed it was a special moment between me and the custom. A real piece of history,time and rock!
     
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    Cool stuff!!! I am jealous!
     

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