Barrie Cadogan Plays a 1959 Gibson Les Paul

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that guy can play music !! so many of the '59 demos on YouTube aren't too great in the actual playing music dept.
 

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Certainly a great sounding guitar! The pickups have got some fantastic accoustic/microphonic qualities.

It's the first '59 video where I can actually hear why the guitar should be worthy of it's mythical status.
 

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Sounded great to me. Funny thing is, if we didn’t know what amp he is playing I think the fair majority of us would be guessing some sort of $1000+ boutique of vintage amp. I forgot how good those Epi valve jrs sound. Thank you for sharing!
 

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This has been in my regular rotation for a while. A great player really brings out the glory of a great guitar.
 

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One of my favorite players, and he knows how to work that guitar. I honestly think the amp sound is not great, but it's obvious that the guitar has a wonderful range of voices. I like and agree with the microphonics working really well along with the main pickup signal. And geez, with a touch like that, a player can work wonders. It's a great testimonial to non-overwound, non "hot" pickups.
 

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I know that the burst doesn't belong to him but there are a couple of other great videos where Barrie reviews and plays some of his personal (more) affordable vintage Gibsons.


 

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Certainly a great sounding guitar! The pickups have got some fantastic accoustic/microphonic qualities.

It's the first '59 video where I can actually hear why the guitar should be worthy of it's mythical status.
Another outstanding example of the 59's greatness is this video. It doesn't hurt that he's playing through a Trainwreck Express amp, either.
 

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Another outstanding example of the 59's greatness is this video. It doesn't hurt that he's playing through a Trainwreck Express amp, either.
Yes, very nice indeed! The cab is also a big part of the sound. G12Ms, Pulsonic cones no doubt.
 
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