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  1. Ed A

    WTB: '50s long magnet PAF, double black

    Must be at least 8.5K or higher and of course unmolested... no cover and short lead are not a problem... oh and must have a legible decal... thanks! CONTACT: eda@optonline.net
  2. Ed A

    **PRICE DROP** 2011 Les Paul Black Beauty Historic '57 Reissue 3 Pickup, Lightweight!

    ***PRICE REDUCED TO $4150*** 2011 Gibson Custom Shop Historic '57 Les Paul Custom VOS Black Beauty in the less common 3 pickup configuration with stop tail and Kluson tuners... 8lbs. 15oz!... Hard to find that weight in one of these, took me a long time!... Burstbucker 1 and 1 and 2 in the three...
  3. Ed A

    '57 Goldtop Conversion through Friedman PT20... Video

    Apologies for still being quite excited with the return of my '53/'57 Conversion but thought I would share this video :) Guitar details in the video and playing my usual guitar store riffs through a Friedman PT20 and 1x12 cab with vintage JBL D120... Gives Plexi-like tones with much more...
  4. Ed A

    Got My ‘53/’57 Conversion Back Thanks to Joe B! (well sort of)

    Eight years ago I had the honor and privilege of meeting Joe and watching him play my ’57 Conversion for the two encores, Sloe Gin and Just Got Paid medley at the Tilles Center at CW Post College… Four years ago I sold the guitar to a friend which I’ve regretted ever since… Recently I watched...
  5. Ed A

    Yet another '59 Replica!.... Video and Pix

    Admittedly I am obsessed with buying which unfortunately means Ive had to sell some great guitars!... My 5th Canadian built Bartlett '59 Les Paul replica.... they've all been great, this is the latest, back to wide flame and deep color!.... Old growth mahogany, dark brazilian board, beautiful...
  6. Ed A

    R7 Black Beauty 3 Pickup Wiring Question (want to wire for standard two pick-up)

    So just picked up my first ever 3 pickup black beauty, a 2011 R7... beautiful guitar... I love the way the three pickups look BUT, I have no use for the middle sound and would like to simply disconnect the middle pickup and set the guitar up for standard two pickup operation... Im a bit confused...
  7. Ed A

    Black beauty custom weight?

    Stupid question of the week… In the last 25 years I’ve had more than 60 historics come and go… Mostly flametops, a couple goldtops here and there… I have on the way my first ever R7 black beauty… A triple pickup, about time that I got one!... But here’s the question. Why does it seem to be...
  8. Ed A

    Historic black beauty serial number question

    Been out of the historic custom shop game for a bit so excuse the potentially stupid question. I was looking at a couple of 2019 custom shop black beauties. They both have the Gibson custom toggle back plate logo thing. One of them had a vintage style serial number: 7 with a space and four more...
  9. Ed A

    1959 Cherry Special Refret.... SAVE THE NIBS!

    Well I mentioned on an earlier thread that I got this 100% original double cut cherry '59 Special and that I was gonna get it refretted.... SO glad I brought it to luthier extraordinaire Ian Davlin in New Jersey... https://www.iandavlin.com/ Ian has done phenomenal work for me in the past...
  10. Ed A

    VIDEO: Demo of my '59 Les Paul Special through a Friedman PT20 (Pink Taco)

    Recently acquired fantastic 1959 Les Paul Special, my favorite double cut cherry model... Thanks Dave Davidson of Well Strung Guitars in NY!.... wanted the '59 because of the pickup spacing, not worried about the weaker neck joint, this one is in great shape, no issues there... 100% original...
  11. Ed A

    FINALLY!... Details on the return of Jimmy Page's Black Beauty...

    Fascinating!.... was fortunate to see the guitar hanging at the Met Museum.... wow! A video news report here that shows pictures of the covered over switches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwxOzbnaIrk&feature=youtu.be And a printed report with more details here...
  12. Ed A

    Got's Me a 1959 Double Cut Cherry Les Paul... Oh yeah!

    The poor man's '59 Les Paul.... but SO stoked!.... Thanks Dave Davidson of Well Strung Guitars and Songbirds Museum!.... 100% original, never a solder joint touched, has just about all of its cherry color (that was at the top of my list) and in excellent condition.... and two P90s that...
  13. Ed A

    1959 Les Paul Special Refret Devaluation Question

    Hey all... got a question for ya.... an all original 100% untouched, excellent condition, never unsoldered '59 double cut cherry Special with original frets (been leveled in the past and now too low for my preference)... if it gets refretted to make it more playable what are we looking at drop...
  14. Ed A

    Some Light Honey for Dark Times.... Another New TB Replica!

    Hope everyone is staying as safe as possible... Im in NY and its not the greatest situation, but working from home and hanging in... :jim So I have to admit that Im still obsessed with the replica thing, love the process of ordering, choosing wood, color, etc.... Of course I have to sell to...
  15. Ed A

    WTB: COVERS ONLY for vintage Greenback G12H30 1968 to 1973

    Interested in purchasing original vintage Greenback covers for G12H30s (larger cover), with or without labels... Interested in up to four, but one, two or three is good too.... Thanks. Ed A eda@optonline.net`
  16. Ed A

    Merry Christmas from Jimmy Page and Brian May!

    Well... sort of... 😊
  17. Ed A

    King/Isbell Red Eye Question...

    So just watched the Isbell Rig Rundown, time well spent.... and he spends a good amount talking about and showing Red Eye... So I've always wondered if there is a change in the way analine reacts to light through the years?... We all know how the spot got there, from the hang tangs and the...
  18. Ed A

    Celestion Heritage G12H30 55hz 30W Greenbacks... Pair

    Celestion G12H30 55hz, 16ohm... Pair... English made reissues of the best Celestion of all time, the pre-rola 30W bass cone greenbacks... original 102 014 cones.... backs covers are a little scuffed from sitting on a shelf... nicely broken in, great vintage tone!... $325 includes shipping to...
  19. Ed A

    Jimmy Page's 'Found' Black Beauty Revisited....

    So after visiting the Met exhibit a handful of times and after staring at Jimmy's found Black Beauty... there are still some things I dont get... here's a couple pix of the guitar from Raleigh, April '70 after Joe Jammer installed the two extra toggle switches... and one of the pix pretty...
  20. Ed A

    Made my '18 R7 Goldtop into a Jimmy Page #3!

    Page fanatics will know what this is about.... For those who dont know (and care), a little background... Page's so called #3 Les Paul he used with Zeppelin was a goldtop that he sprayed over with cherry making it candy apple red... He actually had two of them, a Norlin and a '50s that he did...
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