Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: The Family 1960's Les Paul.....
Hello, Thanks again she is a true Jem, LOL in a manner of speaking.
I was not aware of that silk screen for that era of Les paul.
I know if you look inside "The guitar book" by Tom Wheeler published in 1978.
It has this very same guitar stated as one of the most rare ibsons to date.
The picture from head to toe is identical. The reason you won't see the block inlays is because this particular guitar was done with the crown ones instead.
It was supposed to be that way.
Being a 1960 Les Paul with a SG body makes it unique. You were right Les Paul hated it and wanted his name off of it and that is why it was on a hiatus for a few years before they agreed and came out with again but this time as as an SG.
To be honest she sounds great, especially to play it through my old marshall cab. But being at this day and age and the style I'm in, even if she wasn't worth the $$$ I still prefer my guitars with Floyds......
This one was obtained in 1980 at a garage sale that a little old lady was selling her late husbands instruments. I was at the right time, at the right place all for $500 which I thought back then was wee to high for me but hey it's about helping a widow out right?...... who knew?
It's funny it reminds me of my buddy actually. He used to date this girl many years ago. Now mind you we grew up in the country and one day he was hanging with his chick and for some stupid reason flipping through a magazine, he saw a picture of his favourite car. She took a glimpse and said in a real calm voice "I know where a car like that is".
Sure enough she showed him and he nearly ****! He approached the old farmer
that she used to baby sit for or whatever and literally bought the car for $5 grand. The farmer thought $5 grand for a slightly beat all original dusty vehichle was too much but then again being nearly a 40 year old car who wouldn't, right??? Well I still see my buddy from time to time, he lives in cambridge now and he still takes me for a ride once in a while.
It took him 29 pieces of carpet for the final touch to fully restore his dream car.
I've never in my life enjoyed a 63 spilt window corvette like I have his......
So every time I think of my little treasure, I always think about a vacuum sales guy who flipping through a magazine one day, ended up with his dream car!!!!! He was offered $80 grand for it 2 summers ago but happily declined.
Last edited by stratosqueeg; 09-25-2005 at 02:33 PM.