'50s Les Pauls That Came Originally With Other Than The Usual Finishes

bosnialove

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Are there any more of them?

A few I know are:

- the Blackburst;

- the sweet cherry 1958 Burst;

- a cherry 1960 Custom;

- a 1956 Lp wit ha black finish;

- a 1956 LP which a brown finish;

- a 1954 LP that has been refinished by Gibson in '69 into sweet cherry;

- Harrisons Lucy;

- a '50s and finally a solid red coloured Les Paul parantely from page 159 of BOTB.

Any more of them?













 

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RAG7890

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1959 GT........at least one does exist.

:cheers2:
 

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There were more than one 1960 Cherry Les Paul Customs...legend has it they all went to Europe... :)
 

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There's the brown P90 LP with brown knobs, and legend has it there was one custom coloured burst in green or blue or some crap, but I forget which.

Gibson generally used black to cover boo-boos, So there is a black 59 that was refinished sunburst later and has a tearout near the pickup cavities. There was a black 60 burst 0 0162, and of course a few white customs.

Then there's the 1960 DC Junior in all-over purple burst. I don't know what to make of that one.
 
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Wasn't there an old photo that surfaced a while back of a P-90 LP in like a tobacco burst w/ a bound headstock and/or crown inlay?

Also, I saw a '52 hanging on the wall of a DFW pawnshop once that had a fairly large 'Les Paul' signature in the headstock logo font just starting to peek through the finish across the forearm area of the guitar.
 

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That re-finned ‘54 makes my trousers feel funny...

I’m afraid that’s all I can to contribute to this thread.

EDIT: Love the expertly doctored Joe B still too.
 

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Theres a Black Custom order 54 wraptail on the other forum from Son of owner
 

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Was Jeff Beck's '54 oxblood the original color or a refin?

Pretty sure Harrison's "Lucy" was a refin, and was originally a goldtop covering that off centered top join.
 

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That one looks great. Do you have the serial number of it? And more pics?
 

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[QUOTE="Reading the write up from Guitar player mag in the second image are you Ron David?[/QUOTE]

No, I got it from Ronn.
 

bosnialove

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Ah, that is my favorite L0 from the '50s. Now I know its serial is #8 1689.

Thanks!
 

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Funny story about this guitar.

The guitar was walked into the Houston Guitar Show around 1990 and sold for pennies on the dollar because the owner thought it was a refin.

The buyer (Lloyd) bought it long after it was walked around the show. No one even inquired about the guitar because it was in a 70's Ibanez case.

I took this photo in the hotel after the show.

 




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