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    Pearl Jam's Mike McCready new 59 burst

    Good to know what happened to this guitar. This was discussed extensively a couple years ago on here as Emerald City were selling it and were advertising it. I had the opportunity to play this guitar one time at the store. They are very nice folks that run the store (which is worth a visit if...
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    Possible 58-59 Les Paul No Serial No.

    Respectfully, I don't agree. This is all speculation, of course. But the big issue is whether the original OP is the recognized owner of the guitar and if he/she wishes, could sell the guitar. The knowledge that this is potentially a stolen guitar will make it very difficult to optimize a sale...
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    Possible 58-59 Les Paul No Serial No.

    The 53 Goldtop refinished to black that Marc gave to Ringo Starr just sold for 27,500 USD plus 25% auction fee. I bid on it, but was a bit uncomfortable going up too high on a guitar I haven't seen and haven't had any questions answered on it. Maybe if I was there in person I would have been...
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    Possible 58-59 Les Paul No Serial No.

    Years ago I made the mistake of getting a law degree (total waste of time!). But this topic is fairly simple. There is no statute of limitations in the UK on stolen items (especially if they can be considered artistic). There are a few loop holes,but none that clearly apply here. The estate...
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    Up close and personal with the Memphis Mojo burst

    My favourite burst, by a long way.
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    59 on Ebay

    This is exactly why I'm out of the vintage market. Look at this scenario, the story is believable, the seller even claims proof of provenance, and video of Joe Cocker's guitarist seems legitimate enough. Without involving a burst expert, nothing is believable, and even then, rarely believable...
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    59 for 114k at GC

    Just read this thread.
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    In your opinion, when baby boomers are out, who will be the future burst buyers?

    To me there is a very close association between vintage guitars and vintage cars, in particular vintage Porsche (but I have a bias). During the 90s and 00s, the early Porsches (911s) were always very expensive, but you could barely give away 70's and 80's targa or other era models. Well, year...
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    Repaired broken headstock Les Paul sounds better

    Seems to me that there are two possible things going on here. First, it could just be like a placebo response. You want it to sound as good as before and lo and behold, thats how you end up interpreting it. Second is that a good set up by a good repair shop can improve more than just the...
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    Price for my 1950's Custom

    Does Brian Williams have any Les Pauls?:dude:
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    '61 three pickup custom at Carter' of the last single cutaway

    Nice guitar. But I don't think anyone knows what the true price of these area at the moment. This one is up for 47.5K. Seems very high.
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    58 Black Beauty

    Folks This '58 Black Beauty has come up for sale on ebay. Its not mine. 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty" Original No Reissue w OHSC | eBay I think its time we had a thread that discusses the issue of late '50s Black Beauties and whether they are the poor cousin of the burst or...
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    I got to play a 58 and 59 "Goldie" burst over the weekend

    Sounds like a great experience! Where is that shop?
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    Original Black Beauty for sale!!

    I don't see this achieving a high bid. There were so many early versions that Les used that this can't really be referred to as the Grail of LPs. Its also not a very attractive looking guitar.
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    Price Check: 57 Black Beauty 3 Pickup

    The prices for 3PU BBs are all over the shop these days. You can pick up a re-finned one (58 for example in Asheville right now) for less than 20K quite often. I can't imagine that the fact that one was in a more original condition would increase the price that dramatically as there isn't...

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