- Jul 10, 2003
I believe this is from 1982. I actually have the magazine. Interesting reading.
A most beautiful Quilt Top Jimmy Wallace !That's a beauty Mike.
LOVE the top.
I got an early '80 "Jimmy Wallace" '58RI Quilted LP Standard Prototype back in '84.
Bought it from a local club owner who I knew who featured Texas touring rock bands in the '80's
He'd bought this guitar off a Texas guitarist from Dallas, who regularly played the club.
The club ended up closing and he had no need for it, so he offered it to me for $500.
There's was NO WAY I could turn that deal down.
I ran into Jimmy W at a guitar show in Austin back in '05, and I had my LP with me.
He looked at it, and said it was indeed one of the very 1st Proto's that he had Gibson make, that was modeled after his own '58 LP.
He wanted Gibson to make a few samples to make sure he was happy before he placed an order on his 1st run of reissues.
He ended up selling off those 1st few Proto's, and I was lucky enough to score one.
Can you imagine the good fortune it would be if you had one of the early GT LP's with actual PAF's . To me that would be a jackpot ! I remember these guitars very well from the ads in Guitar Player to my local Mom and Pop shop that had several of them and as a Younglin I drooled plenty over the tops and colors as they were and are so cool !I am an easy mark for LP nostalgia- I love the thought of a GT LP. That and a Keebler. And a Wallace- and a Pre-Historic.
But only those.
Mike- what PU's are in yours? Some of the first GT's had real PAF's- which weren't the first-born-unicorn items they are now.