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1954 was a good year

cfh

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Bought it brand new in 1954. Played in church. i would have
gotten the amp too free ("you could have it, but it was too
heavy to get in the car.")

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hutman777

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jezzz did ya buy it ?? did ya play it ?? i think you have questions to answer !!! almost make me wanna be a year older so i can share its birthday
 

rays44

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That's Mike Slub clean. Dosen't get much better than that.:dude:
 

Bluestar

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Look at the wear patterns on that fretboard and the green on the case handle!
 

cfh

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Look at the wear patterns on that fretboard and the green on the case handle!

that's not wear. those are STICKERS with "A", "G", "C", etc.
Like they didn't know where those notes were located.
I took that picture right when i bought the guitar. when
i got home, i took those stickers off the fingerboard.
hence the later pictures don't have the stickers.
 

59gibson

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:bug :bug :bug WOW, what a beauty:salude

Very well care for, congrats:dude:
 

skip62

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I'm confused cfh. Are you the guy in the picture, or was that the original owner that you bought the guitar from.

OH, FREAKING AWESOME guitar, thanks for sharing.
 

cfh

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I'm confused cfh. Are you the guy in the picture, or was that the original owner that you bought the guitar from.
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I'm the one in the picture, on the RIGHT.
the one on the left is my evil twin brother.
 

cherrick

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Look at the inlays ... oh man, that right there is why folks change theirs.

Shah-zamm.
 

Seoighs

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Do they mind when you guys crank up the Marshalls in the recreation room at 'The Home'?
 

ajboston

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Look at the inlays ... oh man, that right there is why folks change theirs.

As a relative newbie to modding etc. can someone explain in a bit more detail what the specific differences are between vintage correct inlays and current historic ones? What I see are that the vintage ones have a more "yellowed" look to them. Also historic ones sometimes look more "swirly" than the vintage ones. Are these the major differences or are there other issues?
 

moonweasel

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They look like sweet people. I hope you gave them a fair price. Amazing story.
 

akstrat61

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No Way! :wow

How does one come upon people like that? Most of us just dream of those calls!:hmm

Great score!!!
 

Mark

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You should send it to Dave Johnson for aging....Lol
 
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