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    a 1958 attic find???

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    Dickey Betts and Dan Toler 1958 Les Paul Standard

    Tricky guitar. On one hand, a bad 70s bursted, broken headstocked gold top. On the other hand, it's an ABB guitar. On the other hand, it's Dan Toler, not DB, or DA. On the other hand, alot of provenance. How many hands do I have?
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    a 1958 attic find???

    8 6732 - Was discovered back in 2012. Don't remember if it was confirmed if it was refinished or not. (Found another thread where it was mentioned that it sold for a big price. So must have been original finish.) https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/1958-les-paul-sunburst.157310/
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    What Is The 1959 Les Paul Sound?

    If you can't hear what that guitar is doing, then bursts are not for you.
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    *** 1950's ABR1 Saddles ***

    Pigtail saddles are much sharper on top than original. At least on the bridge I have.
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    Is this legit?

    AND Silk screen Headstock shape Cavity and the holes The long 'sales story' is another thing...
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    Is this legit?

    Nice case
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    My 53/57 Conversion

    Logo position - Lower for the vast majority of 57s Stickered PAF vs non-stickered - Non-stickered for many of the 57s
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    ‘59 TV Junior on Reverb

    Wrong...It was authenticated by Tom Whitlock. Different guy. ;0)
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    ‘59 TV Junior on Reverb

    I'd offer to make the short walk to seller's house and check it out...but instead, I'll do someone a favor by NOT doing that.
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    "Sandy" at Guitar Shop Taiwan

    I see conspiracy theories have now made their way into the vintage guitar world.
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    "Sandy" at Guitar Shop Taiwan

    When a guitar is this expensive, it better have a KILLER top. This one has the best.
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    Anyone know the weight of the original Pearly Gates, Skinner or other famous 58-59 Les Paul

    If we're talking all 50s LPs, then i've seen 7.5oz up to 10.5 lbs.
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    Anyone know the weight of the original Pearly Gates, Skinner or other famous 58-59 Les Paul

    The old ones are in the range of high 7lb to 9+ lb range. The number of guitars analyzed in BOTB is too statistically small to draw any conclusions. I'm not sure there is anyone who has handled enough of them to make a statistically accurate "average" claim. Having said that, my own belief is...
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    57 Les Paul Special Authentication Help

    That's some bump. Even bumped a different font into the stamp.


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