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  1. TrueVintageGuitar

    Question About 1968 Les Paul gold top Pickups

    Gibson did not make a standard production Gibson Les Paul Standard in 1968 with mini humbuckers. It's possible that a factory mini-humbucker '68 LP Standard exists as a special order, but it's highly unlikely. I think the seller made a mistake on the year of the guitar they're selling. It could...
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    1952 Les Paul + Fender Deluxe 5c3: getting appraised soon

    Dream worthy stuff here! Congrats on you both for recognizing a very cool pair. I second the comments about the early Bigbsy and the safety in NOT plugging in the tweed Deluxe before it visits an amp tech. Also, can you take a closer look at the area under the bigsby on the bass side in the...
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    1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior Cherry Double Cut

    This early double cut 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior has just arrived from the second owner who received it as a Christmas present in 1963. It's got all the cool first year double cutaway features like the big frets, no 8 serial number prefix, '58 neck profile, center mount P-90, etc. You can check...
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    Welcome True Vintage Guitar!

    Hello and thank you! In my opinion, vintage is in the eye of the beholder. I like to define the guitars I'm looking for as "vintage collectible". There are plenty of old guitars that I don't find interesting. The vintage collectible guitars that I'm looking for are usually made between the late...
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    1971 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop

    I was initially attracted to this guitar because it was so clean and nicely preserved. When I picked it up, I immediately noticed what felt like a '59 era neck thickness at the first fret, although the profile had slightly wider shoulders than I'm used to feeling on '59 Gibsons. I measured the...
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    Welcome True Vintage Guitar!

    Thanks David! Nice looking Junior in your avatar!
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    Binding bleed on original bursts?

    The bleed does seem rather exaggerated on the reissue LPs compared to the small sample set of Bursts I've been able to personally hold. Here's the only picture I have of the binding on the 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard I had recently. I don't remember seeing any binding bleed, but there could...
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    Mint 1957 Fender Telecaster in Macon, Georgia

    I've got more pictures of this mint 1957 Fender Telecaster inside and out here: 1957 Fender Telecaster.
  9. TrueVintageGuitar

    1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior One Owner SOLD!

    This killer 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior has just arrived from the son of its original owner. It's in spectacular playing condition and has all the resonance I look for in a wrap tail Les Paul. You can check out all the pictures and information here: 1955 Gibson Les Paul Junior.
  10. TrueVintageGuitar

    I went to my Grandmother's closet, and I found a 1970..

    That looks perfect! slot screws, patent sticker, good looking solder (y). Killer!
  11. TrueVintageGuitar

    I went to my Grandmother's closet, and I found a 1970..

    Wow! A truly spectacular find. Congratulations! When you say that the pickups show the patent number, is it on a sticker or etched in the back? Either way, awesome guitar. Enjoy it! Here's a look at a 1970 Gibson Les Paul Custom I had.
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    Mint 1957 Fender Telecaster in Macon, Georgia

    This pair is sold, but I thought you guys might enjoy seeing it. This 1957 Fender Telecaster and Princeton Amp were gifted to a husband by a wife in the late 1950s. The husband lost an arm and a leg to a hay bailer in the early 1970s and none of the family played. I'm told that the guitar hasn't...
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    Hazy on “SG” History...

    Yes! But Gibson still called it a "Les Paul Junior" in 1961 and 1962.
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    1959 JR DC Stinger

    My favorite part of this '59 Les Paul Junior was the paint on the truss rod nut. It was completely undisturbed and exactly the way it came from the factory. If the paint on the nut is undisturbed, there is a pretty good chance that this truss rod nut was never adjusted (Just under 100% chance I...
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    Hazy on “SG” History...

    I'm splitting hairs here, but I suppose that the catalog listed only two "SG" guitars in 1961 and 1962: The SG Special and SG TV. Both were offered in a wrap tail bridge without a vibrato tailpiece. I've never seen a factory original stop tail/ABR-1 set up Les Paul Standard from 1961-1962, but...
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    A small gathering

    Some fabulous looking Les Pauls there! And very well photographed. What can you tell us about the small plugged hole just below the treble side bridge post? Seems like a very benign repair, but I couldn't determine why a hole would be drilled there. School me on that one, would you?
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    Welcome True Vintage Guitar!

    Thank you Mike! I'm very happy to be a part of this community. I've benefited greatly from the knowledge shared and I hope that I can return at least a small part of the favor. Here's the neck pickup from a 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard :cool:
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    Uncirculated 1954 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop at True Vintage Guitar

    This killer 1954 Gibson Les Paul goldtop has just landed at TVG! I purchased it from the son and grandson of its original owner in the Athens, Georgia area. None of the original owner's children or grandchildren played guitar more than a few chords, but they were very proud of this heirloom...
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    1959 JR DC Stinger

    Congrats on your find and purchase! This is a fabulous example of a near mint '59 Junior. Amazing that the truss rod was never adjusted (and never needed to be!). Enjoy it in good health!