Vintage Photo Thread 2018

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by Boyinblack, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Boyinblack

    Boyinblack Senior Member

    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    613
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Hey although I am not a vintage LP owner I LOVE this section of the site and have been a member here for several years. I'd taken a break from the forum getting really busy with work but I'd noticed (and this happened to me too) that photobucket really basically blocked most older photos from showing anymore. I have been spending several hours a night in the Vintage section here reading threads the last week after I am done with my work day and want to unwind for the night (and just having an amazing time!!) Paul's Mark Bolan thread was EPIC!!!!!!....But if you go back more than 5 or 6 pages in the older posts...the photos are almost all gone (depending on your image host of course...I do understand how it works)...so my thought was just for fun;

    Post a few of your favorite vintage guitar photos from your collection in a NEW thread.

    I can't imagine anyone here is going to go..."nope I don't want to see killer photos of old guitars....a full thread devoted to this is just not needed!) haha

    so no rules...all vintage photos of your special and most cherished guitars are welcome...(I can't wait to see what everyone posts honestly!!)

    I have a hunch I might be spending several hours HERE tonight if this goes how I hope it does!!

    thanks in advance. I will use this thread as a wish list for my future collecting!!
     

  2. eric ernest

    eric ernest V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    5,167
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1954 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1954 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1954 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1954 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar
    1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar
    1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1973 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Guitar
    1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar
    [​IMG]
    1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar
     

    Attached Files:


  3. Boyinblack

    Boyinblack Senior Member

    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    613
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Eric you always have the most amazing photos. I remember drooling about 5 years back over some checking on a LP you had posted...was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen!!
    it was like abstract art how the swirls went around the tone and volume knobs.

    :)

    thank you!!
     

  4. eric ernest

    eric ernest V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    5,167
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar. Factory cherry!
    [​IMG]
    1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar. Factory cherry!
    1952 Gibson Les Paul guitar
    [​IMG]
    1952 Gibson Les Paul guitar
    1952 Gibson Les Paul guitar
    [​IMG]
    1952 Gibson Les Paul guitar
    1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior guitar
    [​IMG]
    1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior guitar
    1955 Gibson Les Paul TV guitar
    [​IMG]
    1955 Gibson Les Paul TV guitar
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior guitar
    [​IMG]
    1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior guitar
    1963 Gibson Les Paul/SG Junior guitar
    [​IMG]
    1963 Gibson Les Paul/SG Junior guitar
    1956 Gibson Les Paul guitar....minus paint!
    [​IMG]
    1956 Gibson Les Paul guitar....minus paint!
    Mostly vintage Les Paul guitars
    [​IMG]
    Mostly vintage Les Paul guitars
    1975 Gibson Les Paul reissue....the first one!
    [​IMG]
    1975 Gibson Les Paul reissue....the first one!
    1980 Gibson Heritage 80 guitar....well, at least the amp is old! LOL!
    [​IMG]
    1980 Gibson Heritage 80 guitar....well, at least the amp is old! LOL!
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
    DrSte31n, mipstoo, lakeburst and 12 others like this.

  5. Slater529

    Slater529 Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    2,569
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Early 1965 SG Standard

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
    DrSte31n, mipstoo, BWOTW and 14 others like this.

  6. Boyinblack

    Boyinblack Senior Member

    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    613
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    whenever I see these photos...for some reason (and I think the oldest LP I've ever held was I think a 1968 custom so I don't have much vintage experience as a player.)

    but when I see these photos I imagine the feel of it in my arms.

    is it heavy or light...is the finish on it thick and kind of more of a lacquer feel...or would it feel more like wood., how thick is the neck...is the neck smooth or more sticky...does the neck feel more like wood or is the finish
    still on it......the smell too,

    I need this in my life!!!

    Eric not that I've seen all the others but that Ace Frehley one is really interesting...I've never seen that guitar before. 1975 reissue....was that the original 'finish' on it?
    I honestly am not even sure what I am seeing. hahaha

    and people don't be shy to show your old guitars...I want to see as many as people want to share from their collections! ALL vintage welcome.
     

  7. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    10,364
    Likes Received:
    10,548
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    I think Eric pretty much covered everything lol.

    Beautiful pictures Eric!
     
    lpthomas, judson, bossaddict and 2 others like this.

  8. eric ernest

    eric ernest V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    5,167
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    That guitar has a really interesting story behind it. Here's the text from when I had it advertised a few years ago.


    1975 Gibson Les Paul Standard ’59 Reissue owned by Ace Frehley of KISS

    Strings and Things of Memphis historic guitar.

    This spectacularly interesting guitar was made for Stings and Things of Memphis and was later given to Ace Frehley of KISS. This guitar was one of the very first two reissues of the ’59 Les Paul made by Gibson. In the 70’s there was probably no cooler shop than Strings & Things. They ordered, modified, and built, all kinds of cool funky guitars.

    This guitar is a mixture of 50’s and 70’s specifications. The fingerboard is Brazilian. The cherry sides and back have RED pore filler. Now THAT’S cool! No volute. Three piece neck. Chrome hardware. Patent Number pickups. One piece mahogany body with two piece maple cap. Kluson tuners. It has a 1972 wiring harness in it. The original ’75 wiring harness is in the case. The weight is lighter than most 70’s Les Pauls.

    The following story is paraphrased from the old Strings & Things website.

    During the early 70's Strings & Things of Memphis Tennessee spent a lot of time trying to get the factory Les Paul Standards to look and play like the originals. Finally, they contacted the Kalamazoo factory and got in touch with the shop foreman. They talked about the original late '59 Les Pauls and went over the details. At the end, Gibson wrote up an order for two pieces, and they started building.

    Approximately two months later, Strings & Things received the two Les Pauls at the store. They were extremely excited to unpack the guitars! They tore open the boxes, pulled out the cases, unlatched and opened them, and there they were... Two Les Paul... "FREAKS"! They were wrong... in so many ways! Even the actual body shape was wrong! It was apparent from first sight that the body shapes were off, especially the cutaways.

    So they called their shop buddy and told him what they thought. He immediately told them he thought the problem because he had hand cut the bodies.

    Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley came to see the guys at Strings & Things during their next tour. They said, "Check out these Les Pauls that Gibson built us!" They opened their cases and... yep, you guessed it... the two LP "freaks.”

     

  9. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,925
    Likes Received:
    4,076
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    I thinks I have one that hasn't been posted yet.
    59 TV

    [​IMG]
     
    DrSte31n, mipstoo, lakeburst and 10 others like this.

  10. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,925
    Likes Received:
    4,076
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    68 custom,, the zebra pups are gone, & back to black now.

    [​IMG]
     

  11. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,359
    Likes Received:
    2,553
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    eric there is missing an alnico custom. paul kossoff´s one maybe?
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018

  12. d1m1

    d1m1 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,359
    Likes Received:
    2,553
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    1955 Blacktop conversion
    [​IMG]

    1958 ES-335
    [​IMG]
    ...not a Les Paul, but a Les Paul killer ;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
    judson, Progear, DrSte31n and 19 others like this.

  13. Boyinblack

    Boyinblack Senior Member

    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    613
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Beautiful guitars!!
     

  14. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

    Messages:
    6,674
    Likes Received:
    8,865
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Here's my '57 Special

    [​IMG]
     
    Progear, DrSte31n, mipstoo and 19 others like this.

  15. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

    Messages:
    14,620
    Likes Received:
    23,217
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Eric do you by any chance have a pic of a 1959 Les Paul GT? I know they made at least one, possibly a few more.

    Thanks.

    Cheers, Rudi
     

  16. zorglub!

    zorglub! Senior Member

    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    208
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Here you have 3 photos of the only known 1959 Goldtop Les Paul Standard: 9 0225.

    [​IMG]
     

  17. zorglub!

    zorglub! Senior Member

    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    208
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    And if you want photos of vintage Les Pauls from 1957 to 1960, here you have 10,000 pics: www.burstserial.com :photos:
     
    lakeburst, mudface, Sharky and 3 others like this.

  18. Pesh

    Pesh Senior Member

    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    165
    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Well...if given one word to describe this thread...I would choose "pornographic" :D beautiful stuff.
     

  19. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    3,710
    Likes Received:
    5,347
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007

  20. sws1

    sws1 V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    824
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2015
    Someone knows how to work a camera. Bravo
     
    deadlyweasel and eric ernest like this.

Share This Page