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    My 1952 altered and tortured Goldtop

    I flipped flopped again...I'm sticking to the '57 Goldtop---not a burst. It will be wonderful.
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    My 1952 altered and tortured Goldtop

    I'm going to get the work done then decide whether I go Goldtop or Burst of any kind. I think it has some odd looking grain Which I don't like hiding under gold, but I don't know yet.
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    1952 Goldtop Neck Set Issues

    These are so beautiful.
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    My 1952 altered and tortured Goldtop

    My guitar was seen today, by Ryan in LA area and I guess I am going to take action on what needs to be done. I was told, essentially my '52 was converted to a '57, when Milt Owens worked on it in 1967. My own choice was to restore as much as possible to a 1952, or take the 57 conversion...
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    Jimmy Page ... History of his Guitars !!!

    Amazing. Particularly great Yardbird's pic of Dazed and Confused
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    1952 Goldtop at CME

    I see an expired pair offered for sale on Reverb... and ebay has 1 p-90 for 750.00 or so. Can Reverb stuff be guaranteed? The thing is for me, I know I have one in a box somewhere --and so many boxes to look through. Drives me crazy. I would buy a pair if I knew they were real......but...
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    1952 Goldtop at CME

    I wonder what the odds are and cost of locating a pair of real 1952 p-90s?
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    An Amazing Find! 1960 Gibson Les Paul Burst!

    You can buy a small house with it.
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    BEWARE OF PETES GEAR

    He need tp pay the loss or have zero credibility forever.
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    BEWARE OF PETES GEAR

    I for one, will always be disgusted by Liars who sell things deceptively, but also, sometines the seller themselves was deceived or just not paying enough attention, at the time they sell something. That would not relieve a seller of the responsibility to make it right. especially, in what...
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    1952 Gibson LP Gold Top - To Restore or To Convert?

    You might want to read this thread. Lots of advice from others...and my years of flip-flopping as what to do. https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/my-1952-altered-and-tortured-goldtop.259355/
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    Almost time for a new recording computer Mac or PC?

    My next computer will be an Origin PC workstation, to replace my souped up Alienware x58 Worth every penny especially the max warranty.
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    My 1952 altered and tortured Goldtop

    After some research and looking at my guitar I am ready to say it probably was an all gold model. (EDIT: 1/19/2020 Changed my mind. Neely was probably right. No. Too much contradictory info on the dot of the "I" position....) Because of the position of the dot on the "I". and because it...
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    REAL 1959 les Paul

    Kluson tuners were never that wonderful. . But who would care at that time, It would be natural to want better tuners that weren't so flaky.
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    What Is This Goldtop?

    If it's real it is still a rarity. The seller needs to allow a qualified inspection though.
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    R8 2017 fretboard Quality issue

    I guess I missed that detail. Gibson should be embarrased enough to fix it anyway.
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    52 Les Paul Questions

    I became an expert on what NOT to do with my 1952. If I was able to go back in time and knowing what I know now. I would have put it away and bought another, less vintage to play. Let some future collector decide what to do in 10-20 years after paying the owner a huge amount Just the...
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    R8 2017 fretboard Quality issue

    This is terrible. Full exchange would be totally appropriate, but Gibson has to explain how this could be.
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    Story of My Conversion (52-59)

    Thanks for documenting and sharing that journey! It's quite amazing. How long did the whole thing take after you got Tom Bartlett the guitar? I bet he could really answer my questions. Because mine doesn't have a serial number, I've always assumed it was within the first 6 months of...
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    Story of My Conversion (52-59)

    Incredible!


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