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  1. Lefty Elmo

    New Vintage Guitar Day! Rare Lefty!!!

    I've named this guitar "The Red Violin", after the violin in the movie of the same name. I think it fits since the story behind this guitar has spread and gone in many different directions. Just when I think I've learned all I will learn about this guitar and it's past lives, something new comes...
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    Headstock inlay question

    It looks like a they masked of the inlay and stripped and refinished around it. It looks like pearl to me.
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    OFFICIAL MEET: 2019 Fall Philly Guitar Show & MEMBERS MEET Nov. 2 & 3, 2019

    Hmmm, I haven't come to Philly in a couple of years, sounds like a good reason to make the drive,
  4. Lefty Elmo

    New Vintage Guitar Day! Rare Lefty!!!

    Well, one last cool ending to this story. Rick Willard sent me an unfinished track from 1967, it was their band (The Unknowns) covering The Beatles version of "Honey Don't". It was just Jimmy on guitar, Rick on bass and who-ever their drummer was at the time. There was no vocal recorded, and...
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    Your favorite "other" Gibson?

    My 1964 ES-345.
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    I love ES Guitars

    I LOVE my ES! 1964 lefty ES-345
  7. Lefty Elmo

    New Vintage Guitar Day! Rare Lefty!!!

    Jimmy ensured his immortality when he ordered this guitar with his name inlayed in the fingerboard.. The board was swapped out for a more traditional look before the guitar came to market this most recent time. It was the link to finding out who the original owner was.
  8. Lefty Elmo

    New Vintage Guitar Day! Rare Lefty!!!

    Well, I'm still loving this beauty! JB Abides found a ton of info on Jimmy Fey, who was the original owner of my guitar. He played in a band, first named The Unknown?, then The Unknowns, then Spur. They were a regional band from Illinois. They never hit the big-time, but opened for some...
  9. Lefty Elmo

    Your favorite "other" Gibson?

    My 1964 lefty ES-345. I love this guitar!
  10. Lefty Elmo

    New Vintage Guitar Day! Rare Lefty!!!

    I saw this pop up on Facebook and said to myself, "Oh shit!, well here's another dream guitar that I won't be able to afford!"When I scrolled through the description and got to the price, I thought I might be able to pull it off.. My wife was on board, and so was my credit union. Alex, from...
  11. Lefty Elmo

    To Anyone Who Has Played a Vintage Les Paul

    The 54 lefty that I owned many years ago was an amazing player.
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    Message To A Lost Love, Ten Years Gone

    Eighteen years now. Damn!!!
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    The beauty of rosewood

    1880 Weber grand piano which I've been restoring.
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    The beauty of rosewood

    Big fan of Brazilian:
  15. Lefty Elmo

    Who has shaved a neck and can tell about the results?

    I've done it twice. First was on my 2007 Historic goldtop. My buddy, Lloyd did the job while we had a 52 goldtop on hand. The 52 has a neck shape that I REALLY like, and having it to compare directly helped. We didn't thin my goldtop's neck much, but cut back the shoulders to result in a soft...
  16. Lefty Elmo

    Post your historic goldtops!

    Goldtops are my favorites. I've owned several Historic flametops, but nothing is as cool as gold (IMHO)
  17. Lefty Elmo

    1954 Gibson Les Paul Jr "Burst" Conversion

    The final results. You still want to hate it?
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    1954 Gibson Les Paul Jr "Burst" Conversion

    A very talented Canadian luthier got ahold of it. He filled the bad routes and knob holes. And then veneered the body to hide the mess....
  19. Lefty Elmo

    1954 Gibson Les Paul Jr "Burst" Conversion

    This poor Junior had been hacked up pretty badly, until...




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