- Apr 2, 2011
- Reaction score
This very rare vintage beauty came around and I had to try it out!
Somebody on Facebook made me aware of the story, that J. Page recorded 'You Shook Me' on a '59 V then had to give it back since he could not afford it at that time. Well that would be something! HAHA However the guitar I demoed did not come with a prominent story and obviously was kept in storage for decades and was rather rarely played, hence the overall fantastic condition.Great video, Mike. Can you tell us more about the history of this particular example? When I lived in Berlin I had the pleasure to play an original Vee on several occasions , courtesy of an old friend and I have to say that it is hands down the best guitar I've ever played.
Well the Gibson-Logo of the auctioned guitar obviously is intact, so that cannot be. In the book are two small pics (above/right in my video detail) where another Flying V headstock with intact logo is depicted and the backside of the headstock with the serial number. However the serial number of the auctioned guitar there does not match that of the depicted headstock. Well, the guitar I demoed is one of the "not accounted for", shipped early 1960 and has no serial number at all.Weird. There was just an auction for a '59 V that claimed it was the guitar in that book. But when you see the photo in the book, it's different. (There was also a lot of suspicion about the guitar up for auction, and it went for a large amount of money.)