An Amazing Find! 1960 Gibson Les Paul Burst!

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Condolences on your grandpa's passing..........from what you say he had a good heart for people.
Like your site and all the best with selling this great piece of guitar history.
 

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Sorry for your loss. It reminds me of the one I had in high school, which I sold for $175 and some record albums. I've been searching for it for years, never showed up in any of the burst books, and I don't have the serial #. I will add that I have regretted selling it ever since and it eventually led me to buying & collecting.
 

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This thread is every guitar player's dream. Way cool. I never knew my grandpas and my relationship with my father is very poor due to his infidelity, thus for me the relationship element of this story is so cool. Yesterday at Thanksgiving the reality of the aforementioned hit me kinda hard. Good for you guys.
 

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Their website has been down for about a week. Does anyone know if this guitar sold?
 

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That's f'n amazing! Looks legit, and if "restored" correctly, could be worth a shit-ton of money?

Awesome grandpa you had, and our sincerest condolences for his passing.

Just be warned, that there are a LOT of "professionals" that will come out of the woodwork, who will try to give you "advice" on what to do with it, especially since you're not a player, or very knowledgeable about vintage guitars. So be VERY careful!

Keep us posted on your journey into the world of the 'burst. Congrats on the find!
Excellent info here! Also(to add to it a bit): DO NOT let it out of your sight. DO NOT let any "professionals" handle the guitar much(what i mean is, DO NOT LET A BUNCH of people handle it, "take it to the backroom to show everybody", try to tell you it's not real, then try lowballing you on it(ex: "Ah, It's not worth much, ill give you $1000 for it?" If it's "not worth that much", then why would they try to pressure you that much to sell it?) Then they try pressuring you into taking it.

Also, DO NOT LET ANYONE sell it for you, nor give it to someone on/for "consignment".

Like this poster said, BE CAREFUL with it!

Sorry for the loss of your grandpa, good luck to you on the guitar.
 
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I'm sorry for your loss, man.
Hope your family is doing well/better now.

What I can say to you about the guitar is: Be careful. You're possibly dealing with a kind of fortune in hands and people will try to take advantage of it....
 

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I'm honestly curious. Any updates about the guitar? Are you restoring it? Selling it? Keeping it?
 

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Wow!!! The story ever Les Paul lover dreams about! Good on you and take it slow and easy... There are sharks out there, but once you now know what you have, I'm sure you and your pops will do the right thing. You should start lessons and see why your grand dad had that 60 and, maybe you could pass it down one day to your grand kid. All the best!
 

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Hows it going and hows that beautiful dream guitar-You had a classy Grandpa.:thumbs:
 

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my grand dad died 40 years ago when i was 10 ...he was a bloody jehovahs witness and left us a couple of bibles and some religious books oh and a black n white TV and a transister radio/tape player as he was a religious nut ...he believed there is a god and that his treasures were stored up in heaven ......just sayin LOL...oh how i envy my own son and grand kids when they scour my man cave that is full of guitars ( no vintage ones but still a few nice guitars ) and CDs and music books when i die ...ive half a mind to live until im 100 just to spite the grabbing lucky little bastards LOL
 

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one thought ...how can someone own a professional guitar and yet everyone in the family seems suprised to find this ...did they not know him well enough to kwow he was a player ...and the .".kept .in a loft wrapped in a blanket " ?...hmm so in say 1982 he thinks ..".ill stop playing and the cheapo gibson les paul that ive owned and played for years fuck putting it in a case ..or selling it ... ill wrap it in a old blanket and throw it in a loft ...like someone who owns a les paul doesnt know its value as a musical tool ... let alone a old one ...
 

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On the other hand.....he may not have been a player at all. Someone might have owed him money, and said "Here, this guitar is worth more than I owe you. Hang on to it until I pay you back, etc". then never came through with the $. You never know. Cool windfall, regardless. I hope it finds a new home to one of our long-standing members, or a professional musician that will take it out and let everyone enjoy the sweet vintage vibe - not one of the blood-sucking leaches that have come out of the woodwork (even on this site, Ive seen all the posts to this thread by those dealers - you know who you are!).
 

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one thought ...how can someone own a professional guitar and yet everyone in the family seems suprised to find this ...did they not know him well enough to kwow he was a player ...and the .".kept .in a loft wrapped in a blanket " ?...hmm so in say 1982 he thinks ..".ill stop playing and the cheapo gibson les paul that ive owned and played for years fuck putting it in a case ..or selling it ... ill wrap it in a old blanket and throw it in a loft ...like someone who owns a les paul doesnt know its value as a musical tool ... let alone a old one ...
Yeah. Almost sounds like BS.
 

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I was recently offered the same guitar by a private 3rd party helping the 'inheritee' - so apparently the guitar is still available.

Unfortunately the 'geniuses of the internet' have convinced him that the guitar is certainly worth almost twice a 'real' price, and it won't sell anytime soon.
 
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