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Dave Johnson Pearly Gates


Les Paul Forum Member
Nov 27, 2001
(SNEAK PEAK!) Just back form Dave Johnson, 2009 '59 done with a Pearly Gates theme, complete refin, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, aging and wear to replicate the original guitar, even the fingerboard has some wear, real belt buckles were used for the back wear(see pictures), many aftermarket parts including a custom wound set of PG pickups from Jon Gundry at ThroBak, I'm just listing this as a preview, all of the details and more pictures will be posted soon and the guitar will be priced. In the mean time if you have interest please call or email me. Mark's Guitar Loft 603-868-9805



Active member
Jun 7, 2009
Congrats Mark,

I personally saw this one when i was at DJ's shop, i didn't even know that it'll turn out to be PG, wow, unfreakin' real, awesome board!

This one will go quick!!

I really like what you and DJ are coming up with:jim.

Best Regards:3zone


Well-known member
Jan 22, 2004
I had the pleasure of seeing this one in person today, and it was amazing! Dave really outdid himself...yet again! And Mark did a great job with all the parts relicing too. It kills me that I'm in GAA right now (guitar acquisition anonymous), and must resist (or risk facing divorce court)! LOL