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2 Black Beauties > 1 for each Arm - Ha Ha...

VGNut

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I'm starting a new Thread related to some Posts from the Thread titled 1959 ES-335 Stop Tail Factory BLACK
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=190237

Why ?, 'cuz I like to see things stay focused on the MAIN subject...

I wanted to first reply to you guys and the good fun comments

# 3 Greasy G : " I guess you're over your ex. ;-) "
- relative to - http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=190232
- hence this new additional Thread Title relation to 'arms'

# 4 garywright : " that's some sweet black tail "

Well for THAT gentlemen, I got 2 Black Beauties - a 56 and 57
The 56 is a dirty Ho... the 57 is well - a perfect Angel (no checking # 11 moonweasel)

 
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mbowen

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Thanks Lary Love Alnico Customs and do not have one now so here are my 1957-1969 Early.Yes almost no checking on either.


 

zhivago

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Dear lord that is quite a pair!! :)

Here's my '56...

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moonweasel

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No checking again! Awesome. I wonder if checkless black guitars are more or less common than checkless transparent finishes? maybe a correlation there? Thanks for the pics
 

JJ Blair

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moonweasel, I'm guessing Betty spent her life in California, hence no checking. She has an extremely thin finish on the body, too. Neck finish seems to be a little heartier.
 

zhivago

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My '56 has been checked to hell and back...I often wonder where she'd been all her life...

the ebony fingerboard has some divots up in the cowboy position...she's been played hard, and rings like a bell all over...it had the original low frets when I got her (not anymore though - had her refreted and plek'd)...I've only had her for a year now, but she ain't going anywhere for another 50 years at least! :)
 

mbowen

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Moon you may be on to something ,i have owned i bet a dozen at least 1950--1960's Black Gibsons and only ONE can i remember having any large amount of checking.The exact opposite of Goldtops from the same era.Great thought on black and checking ,might be something there .M.B.
 

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moonweasel, I'm guessing Betty spent her life in California, hence no checking. She has an extremely thin finish on the body, too. Neck finish seems to be a little heartier.

Other than the earthquakes, cali sounds nicer and nicer all the time. :)
 

JJ Blair

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Actually, old cars love the dry climate!

You guys are exaggerating the natural disasters. The earthquakes are nothing. I'll let you guys debate the taxes backstage!
 

Big Al

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I'm starting a new Thread related to some Posts from the Thread titled 1959 ES-335 Stop Tail Factory BLACK
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=190237

Why ?, 'cuz I like to see things stay focused on the MAIN subject...

I wanted to first reply to you guys and the good fun comments

# 3 Greasy G : " I guess you're over your ex. ;-) "

# 4 garywright : " that's some sweet black tail "

Well for THAT, got 2 Black Beauties - a 56 and 57
The 56 is a dirty Ho... the 57 is well - Perfect (no checking # 11 moonweasel)


I just love those Les Pauls!!! My faves!!!:dude: :hank
 

VGNut

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#5 mbowen : dam Mike, wud ya do, (?) - just take a time machine back to summer o 69 and just buy that New ? - that is CRAZY clean !
and I thought I was Mr. Clean - whose wearing the white T-shirt with the big guns now ?... your are man !
I used to have a 68, weighed 13 lb, heaviest guitar I ever gigged with, but I could not put it down. Still got a 68 GT just over 10 lb, and I can't put it down...

#17 Big Al : coming from you that means a lot and speaks volumes (yea - to 11 !) on just how underrated these models really are. I love 'em too Thanks !

And thanks to all others for joining the party as well !
 

JJ Blair

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I've said it for a while, there are several Black Beauties, including mine, who I prefer to many Standards, sound wise. It's weird, but the neck on mine, which is a '58, is way more comfortable to play than most '58 or '59 burst necks. Less bulky, especially in the first five frets. I've noticed it before, but a couple weeks ago, I had it with me around a pile of 50s Standards that I played, and except for a couple '59s and '60s, all the Standards felt chunky to me.

Just refret the things, and they are the greatest guitars.
 
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