Possible 58-59 Les Paul No Serial No.

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  1. Big John

    Big John tastes like chicken V.I.P. Member

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    Nim, this forum unbelievably full of armchair experts. I originally thought the epicenter was in Honduras, but that was a decoy. It is global.
     
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  2. homenote

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    I was the room service guy at The Hilton, in Jupiter Florida MANY moons ago. (Freakn little brat!~) :laugh2:
     
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  3. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Senior Member

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    You know, while woodgrain is like fingerprints, it's actually never been proven that no two fingerprints are alike. However, of course, the chances are extremely slim so I have to agree that this is 99% proven.

    Maybe you guys could help Slash get back his stolen Goldtop! He doesn't say, but it was most likely stolen along with a bunch of other guitars right from his house in LA (including a rare Snakepit LP). The fact that he even has the serial number is a miracle.

    "I’m trying to find a Les Paul that I used back in the early 90′s. I’ve since lost track of it. It was an 1989/90 Gibson Goldtop, serial #70854. I always loved that guitar and would be interested in buying it back from whomever has it … I’ll make it worth their while.

    If you have any information on the location of this guitar, please email SlashGibsonGoldtop@gmail.com"

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  4. Philuk

    Philuk Senior Member

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    Haha. I'm with you. ;)
     
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  5. 2manyGuitars

    2manyGuitars Senior Member

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    Just read that whole thread. Reading it with that context attached was even more amusing. Thanks Nimrod.
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLGBxSHdxUc[/ame]
     
  7. christophervolume

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    haha, oh man. i couldn't agree more with this statement about some of the blow-hards around here.
     
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  8. Jogonmateyboy

    Jogonmateyboy Junior Member

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    Paul, can you contact me asap via famousfrets.com, I have some info re the Bolan guitar
     
  9. 6STRING-DINGALING

    6STRING-DINGALING Junior Member

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    So whats this about now???? Some one trying to squirm in on the sale of or ???
     
  10. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    hen, and what, given how the guitar has changed since the 70's.
    I've been a fan forever and actually, that particular photo/guitar turned me on to Les Paul's!
    The "violin" quality, if it makes any sense, struck me.

    I had been interested/looking into that guitar far before Marc died.
    It had its original neck that broke. It was replaced by a "Standard" one with the funny inlay stuff
    but only for a brief period and I have never read anything about the reason why it was replaced by the Custom one.
    Those are the three "official" necks. It stops there before Marc's death.

    For what it's worth and it's just a theory, I thought that Marc might have been disappointed with the new "Standard"
    neck and might have asked for the neck from his Custom (pictured in the inside folder from Electric Warrior that looks like a '55)
    to be installed on his number one, as there are no pictures of that Black Custom after that period.
    But I have never compared the two necks. If anyone wants to test that, you're welcome!:D

    The guitar was stolen from a van in front of a studio before Marc's death.
    He used a Wine Red Standard after that for live performances.

    I guess what we could be left with here is the body and "some stuff".
    It's worth what it's worth but I don't think that any restoration will bring that guitar back.
    Maybe a "period correct/incorrect :D Custom neck to bring it to when it was most famous?
    I don't know.

    I'm not sure the OP would be interested in this but so much speculation has been going on as to what year
    that guitar was made, I guess some people would "want" to make that famous "Burst" a '58 or '59
    but it was a refinished guitar to replicate the Cochran Gretsch finish and it could have been done with an earlier Bigsby Goldtop.

    That is another "mystery" element that could be solved if the OP submitted the guitar to a real expert or two or three.

     
  11. dbwalker

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    while I've never been A Bolan fan I am a Les Paul fan & a fan of R&R history, I've been following this thread since it started & have not been able to get it out of my mind, I'm curious to see how this all pans out for Paul & the guitar, what he decides to do with it & such, be it get the repairs done & enjoy it or who knows? from all of the posts I'm sure I'm not the only one following this wondering what he will do with it
     
  12. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Quite likely we'll never know.

     
  13. dbwalker

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    yeah the thread was down for a while and then it came back up, from reading some of the research on here that some people have done regarding the legal end of things, it looks like he shouldn't have anything to worry about
     
  14. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Some of the OP's last post more than month a ago,


     
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  15. dbwalker

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    bummer, I missed that one, well I hope he gets it repaired & enjoys playing it at the least
     
  16. truetone6

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    Is the OP's guitar the same guitar as the one in the Burst Serial Log?

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  17. truetone6

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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Bolan 58-01,58-02

    Those two were there first,
    The others were added after this thread.
     
  19. truetone6

    truetone6 Senior Member

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    It looks that they are both the same guitar(same wear on finish) but in the newer pictures the finish looks like it has faded and there are now covers on the pickups. When were the first photos added to the Serial log? The OP said his dad has owned the guitar since 94 or 95 but when were the the first set of photos taken?

    Someone on another forum said that this guitar was for sale a few years ago.Is that true? Also someone else told me that that the guitar in the first set of photos was discussed on this forum several years ago(presumably when the the photos where added to the serial log). Are there any links to these older discussions?

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  20. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    It might be this one,(Btw its actually easier to use google search to find old threads here than using the onsite search function)

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/historics-reissues/270094-remebering-marc-bolan.html

    As to when the first 2 pics appeared on Burst serial log the owner is a member of both forums and has posted in this thread, I asked the same question through a PM did not receive an answer.
    He either chose not to answer,Doesn't know, or didn't get the PM.
     

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