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Chef Greg

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from 1952:

52GibsonLesPaulAd.jpg
 

style0

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That is great. I'll check through my old stuff and see what's hiding. Anyone else got this kinda stuff? Post it!
 

Tom Wittrock

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Looks like an early ad for the LP.

The lap steel shown is not an Epiphone [as advertised] but a Gibson [BR-4 IIRC].
Closing out Epi's c.1952 sounds like the beginning of the end for that old brand. Gibson buys it several years later.
 

Texas Blues

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The ad doesn't say when the sale ends. Think I'll head over there and get some terms to sweet me.
 

MapleFlame

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Find it funny that the 58-60 Burst were only 17 dollars more in 7 years. I like those figures.
 

Kevin L.

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Very cool!
Just for the record... Indiana Music, run by John Rinne (Paul's son, I'll guess) was in business, in Indianapolis, until a few years ago. It was at another location, and was a good little music shop.
 

Chef Greg

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I have scored many a cool old guitar in Indiana in the past decades...
 

doodman

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I have scored many a cool old guitar in Indiana in the past decades...

I got a great deal on a great guitar (White Custom) shipped from there after my uncle called me after he attended an Indy guitar show in 2003. I had it in my possession 2 days later. I heard Customs don't go over very well over there.
 

MS 57

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This is so cool. Love it ! It is history in the making. Thanks for posting guys !!!!:salude
 

cryptozoo

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Wow, check out that squared-off neck route. Were they all like that?
 
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