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  1. eric ernest

    What case is this

    Definitely late 50's Gibson Les Paul Case. Median price roughly $1,500 in that condition. Not what is considered a "proper" Cali case, though many refer to it as such.
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    1960 Les Paul Jr. and Fair Pricing (Updated Pics)

    I have N.O.S. 50's nuts and original knobs, jackplates, tuners, etc. NOS Nuts
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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    Check out my Abalone Vintage Instagram account. That is where the real death and mayhem occurs! :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    Equal parts surreptitious, baffling, pompous, and underhandedly political. This thread is delivering the goods. :laugh2:
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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    Best line of the thread...and maybe for the year. Well played. :laugh2:
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    FAKE 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitars and the factory ledgers. A Wall Street Journal story 7-10-2020

    They didn't (make that many).....It's a known rumor that Marshall's were recovered in custom colors in the 80's and 90's by a few Uk "entrepreneurs." Explain this! LOL! Reverb : White '78 $X12
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    Because they "had" a great reputation... Then don't tell people what they are, or are not capable of, hypocrite.
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    I can make the patina look like a guitar is 50 years old. I've spent decades perfecting it. I cannot make it look like 50 YEARS OF WEAR. Is there anything else you would like to be wrong about?
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    I've discussed the inaccuracies of Gibson refins MANY times publicly on guitar forums for years...maybe decades. Oh, and I can replicate the patina of 50 years of "gassing off" (your description, not mine) in a day. Aging? that's another matter. VERY few get that right. The more aging...
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    It's not that it's not available...it's that no one has determined the correct formula. I know more about colorants than any refin guy I know...and I bitch about the same details over and over...and they completely dismiss my observations.
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    Kim did it again for the next owner....it was painted sunburst.
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    His color is fantastic....but his lacquer is absolutely WRONG! Period. The '57 Goldtop Historic Makeovers did for me has already been refinished AGAIN!
  13. eric ernest

    Loving My 2019 R8

    Hi Rich, welcome to the MLPF. As usual, you sound terrific! All the Best, eric
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    That is 100% factually incorrect. I know of no one who is using the correct lacquer. The HM Goldtop (color was fine) they sprayed for me, had about the most stupid looking checking as could possibly be. Got an explanation for that? I do, wrong stuff.
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    Peter Green "Greenie" tribute. Kirk Hammett of Metallica. It's Alive Exhibit! A most bizarre guitarist & guitar experience. March 20|20

    Who are you referring to? I've been involved in the vintage guitar industry as a full time profession for 30+ years and I have never met one single wicked billionaire. (Collector.) :iough::laugh2:
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    Anyone grab the 1952 gibson LP husk on Reverb $11,000 ?

    That's not really wear per se, it's cellular colapse of the wood. No one has been able to explain why it happens on some guitars and not others. The near mint DC Bigsby Burst Gilvis bought a few years ago had it....again....inexplicable.
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    Anyone grab the 1952 gibson LP husk on Reverb $11,000 ?

    Some early 50's Les Paul's had the large diameter switch hole.....contrary to what everybody on the LPF thinks. :laugh2: :naughty:
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    Joe Bonamassa's Nerdville EAST vintage guitar repository, visit, guitar sign collection, and photos of the "Johnny B" Burst.

    Thanks for posting that! It's very recent because Joe has many signs on display in the video that he got from me the week BEFORE that pandemic hit!
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    Joe Bonamassa's Nerdville EAST vintage guitar repository, visit, guitar sign collection, and photos of the "Johnny B" Burst.

    Had a visit with Joe at the Nerdville East (Nashville) location and took a few signs for the collection. He pulled out the Johnny B Burst for a spin. As usual, Joe was as gracious a host as you could expect. Challenging to shoot at night....but an incredible sight to see. Same idea, but...


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