1957 Les Paul....Almost a Virgin........

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by willhowl, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
  2. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
  3. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

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    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Absolutely stunning
     
  4. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    My knees just buckled....and I'm sitting
     
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  5. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    there are no words!!
     
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  6. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-Nut

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    Feb 7, 2012
    maine
    Once in a lifetime find.
    I guess some people just live right!
    :)
     
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  7. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-Nut

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    Absolutely amazing...
     
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  8. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    The sad think is that it's no longer a guitar..Going into a vault and used for bragging rights..
     
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  9. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    I read that post what a find. I don"t know how much money went into that transaction but one would need some deep pockets! What a find.
     
  10. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-holic

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Look at that Funky pink fur lining ! ! ! What a time warp ! When nickel was nickel !
     
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  11. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    My 98 Classic Goldtop has the pink fur and satin shroud as well. Hard to believe they've been using the same case lining since that time!
     
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  12. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Back in 1957 I met, and sometimes gigged, with an old time dixie land player that had a Gold Top LP..He seldom played it because he was more in to piano and tenor banjo..I tried it one night on a gig..It was terrible..Feed back and roar..As I recall it had a trapeze tail piece..He kept all his gear in pristine condition ..
    Never did learn what become of it after the funeral a couple of years later..
     
  13. Acidhouse

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  14. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Papa, Did it have p90's? That's how all of those trapeze Goldtops came prior to 1957.
     
  15. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Back then I didn't know the difference between a P90 and a bow legged duck..What I do remember is I met Orville in 1957 and he had the guitar a while before I met him..But for some reason the trapeze seems to stand out in m y memory..And that terrible roaring feed back..
     
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  16. platefire

    platefire Squier-Meister

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    Sep 14, 2016
    North Louisiana
    Yeah, if I had it myself, I would be afraid to play it that it would somehow diminish/degrade the vintage value. When a LP has reached that status---who would play it? It's American History time capsule.

    I have no such problem with my Epi LP studio, just play it and be happy. Platefire
     
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  17. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Yes Sir,,And that's what I mean about it being kinda sad..A guitar just ain't a guitar anymore unless it's being played..
     
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  18. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Definitely must've had p90's, hence the humbuckers getting introduced in late 56 (Seth invented the PAF in 55) to remedy the noisy p90's
     
  19. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-Nut

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    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    And apparently Joe B. is first in line if it ever sells again. Is he trying to buy EVERY guitar of significance in the world??
     
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  20. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I think a guitar like this can be a player and collectible at the same time. It's still the same guitar.
    Which leads me to the question of how someone can have this thing for that long and not be give into the temptation to play it or truly enjoy it? To me, it was "made to be played"