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1959 Les Paul Guitar Player Magazine 1982

marshall1987

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I found this old poster that was included in Guitar Player magazine special equipment issue back in October 1982. The poster also says: "Les Paul Sunburst: American guitar's premier vintage solidbody".

It's hard to read the print, but is says the pickup covers were removed to reveal the "highly desirable double cream-coil PAFs. This was the first color poster ever included in Guitar Player magazine. Too bad it doesn't give the serial number. Boy is it clean!

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Otto 57

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You think you could do a closeup of the text? I'd love to read that.
 

Electric Lloyd

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Gezze! That's a nice 'Burdst!:salude Love that slight fade where the arm touches the lower bass side bout!
 

bluesforstevie

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I found this old poster that was included in Guitar Player magazine special equipment issue back in October 1982. The poster also says: "Les Paul Sunburst: American guitar's premier vintage solidbody".

It's hard to read the print, but is says the pickup covers were removed to reveal the "highly desirable double cream-coil PAFs. This was the first color poster ever included in Guitar Player magazine. Too bad it doesn't give the serial number. Boy is it clean!

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I had this issue!!!
 

ScottsR9

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I have that poster framed in one of my bedrooms...and I still have the issue of GP that it came in. Ever since I saw that photo I've dreamed of having one...now if I could just win the lottery. :)
 

gmann

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Beautiful guitar. I remember that issue, don't know where the poster is now. I wonder what the value of it was back in Oct. '82.
 

Uncle Gary

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I had that poster on my wall for many years, and still have it tucked away somewhere.
 

Drew68

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Just curious...

Are there any good color photos of what these 'bursts looked like when they were brand new? I'm curious because I know these finishes aged quite a bit over the years and I'm wondering what they looked like when they first left the factory.
 

Black58

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Just curious...

Are there any good color photos of what these 'bursts looked like when they were brand new? I'm curious because I know these finishes aged quite a bit over the years and I'm wondering what they looked like when they first left the factory.

There have been a few that have shown up here. Maybe they'll show up again. (hint-hint!) Some look frighteningly close to ...... Historics! :wah NOT a bad thing in my book. :2cool
 
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