Possible 58-59 Les Paul No Serial No.

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  1. Paulg2uk

    Paulg2uk Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm not sure if anyone on here can help but my Dad's owned and old Les Paul for years. We think its either a 58 or 59 but we aren't sure As I was the only one who actually plays I was interested to know a little more about the guitar.

    There isn't a serial no on the back of the head stock unfortunately and I was wondering if there was any other way to identify what year the guitar might be?

    Thanks guys

    Paul
     
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    The only way to find out is by uploading loads of out of focus pictures and letting the forum argue about it and call you a liar. If you are not a liar we begrudgingly apologize:naughty:
     
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    Paulg2uk Senior Member

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    Ha ha that's funny. I'll grab some pics tonight when I'm back from work. Hopefully you guys might be able to help. We shall see.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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    andreww Senior Member

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    My question to you Paul would be what makes you think its a 58 or a 59? When exactly did your dad buy it? Are there any indications of a neck or headstock repair?
     
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    One pickup-Junior, 2 pickups-Special. :thumb:
     
  6. Paulg2uk

    Paulg2uk Senior Member

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    It's definitely an old one with what feels like a 58 neck and it has grovers on the head stock so they were obviously changed at some point. I'm not sure but I don't think its the original neck either.

    It's hard to know really as you only have info that people have told you. My dad bought it around 94-95 from a guy who owned it. He dealt in guitars but this was his own one for many years. Unfortunately its in need of some work to it the bridge is jacked up so high as through the years the wood has worn away underneath where it sits on one side. It plays but not very well.

    I'll post some pics later tonight anyway. I'd be keen to know what you all think.

    Thanks again

    Paul
     
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    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    Perhaps you could tell us when your dad bought the guitar? You've been a member here 5 years and know a lot about the VOS/historic stuff. Give us some more background detail ie what is the case like, is there a little bump where the headstock meets the neck and so on...........:slash:
     
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    Is it a Standard we are talking about?
     
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    It is a standard yes, sorry I meant to put that in that in the title.
     
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    This is sort of like the early stages of foreplay. :)

    We're sort of messing around on the edges here, when in actual fact we just want to make a bee line for her knickers. :laugh2: :naughty:

    :photos::photos::photos::photos:

    :D

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    Ha ha I was trying to create a build up here. Just uploading some pics sorry my internet connection is really bad tonight its taking forever.
     
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    Ok here you go guys, some pics for you all to have a look at. Let me know your thoughts.

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    Second's Out!......
     
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    It's Beano someone give Clapton a bell!
     
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    16 1/2 fret neck joint? :shock:
     
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    I'm not sure. Is that something I can measure?
     
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    I wouldn't worry about measuring anything, it doesn't look like a '50s LP from those photos.
     
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    Really? Interesting so what year do you think it could be from?
     
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    IMO - It's not a Gibson.

    Neck joint off.
    Logo is wonky
    Lower horn doesn't look like it has the correct angle. i.e., the mouth is too "open".
    Body carve doesn't look like from the 50s.

    Hope I'm wrong.
     
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