Rarest Les Paul ever?

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  1. irocdave12

    irocdave12 Senior Member

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    I thought the black '59 Standards were the rarest guitars ever. Rather have one of those, though this is cool too.
     
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    My first though was “where’s the low e”
    Sadly, I’m not joking

    Cool find :h5:

    -Chris
     
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    Worth having just to make your friends feel dumb when they say wow cool bass man I didn't know Gibson made basses in those models
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    What is a "rare" guitar?
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    :hmm:
     
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    I don't know if this one's real because i'm not a Gibson expert. 1 out of 1 is fairly rare i'd think.

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    You have to watch this cringy video.. !!
     
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    This thread just reinforces my thought that rare does not always equal desirable.

    To each his own. I've never been a fan of tenor guitars... Or wild bright mixed up colors. But, i'm an old curmudgeon!
     
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    Just be careful....95% feedback kinda sucks.
     
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    frozenotter down with the sickness Premium Member

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    Holy Cape Canaveral. What I'd give for that. The back and neck are killing me. :drool:
     
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    I don't know how rare it is, but its a very cool guitar...:dude:
     
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    I think I saw one at Songbird's guitar museum....the tenor guitar, not the Dolly Parton 'Coat of Many Colors' song tribute guitar.
     
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    not the rarest but rare. I think the sg's are way more rare. I think only a few were made.
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    "Rare" eludes me as an interesting quality. I have several one-off Gibsons and really my reaction is, "so what?" They're just custom shop creations. Carvin/Kiesel guitars are all one-offs (thus "rare") and I suppose you could apply that to a lot of Trussart, Suhr, Anderson, etc. guitars that no one really wanted to duplicate.

    "Rare" can also indicate production guitars that were simply undesirable or unsuccessful in their time. And if the "rare" part is just a paint job, what the hell?
     
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    I think Daves Guitar Shop in Wisconsin has at least one of those on display.
     
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    That looks like it could be the official Crayola crayon model lol. Man I love unique Customs if I had enough throw away money right now that bad boy would be mine
     
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    I always thought it was kind of funny that Gibson bothered to get rid of the outer poles of the pickups, even going so far as to make special stampings on its HB covers. Like it wouldn't have looked weird to just use regular pickups, especially on those P-90s with the big pearl dots glued into the covers -- like, those stand out worse than the pole screws, lol.
     

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