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Left Handed 1957 Les Paul Goldtop, Formerly Owned by Cesar Rosas

Dire Wolf

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Early 1957 Goldtop - formerly owned by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos. One of a very small group of Left Handed Stop Tail Les Pauls from the 1950s.

Thanks to Scott Jennings for reminiscing about this great guitar. I remember when Scott had it for sale in Vintage Guitar Magazine in the early 90s at Route 66 Guitars; somehow I knew I would end up with this guitar some 25 years later - it was worth the wait!

And thanks to Scott Freilich for taking time and making the extra effort to check out this guitar for me!

I don't think this guitar was ever set up properly, but in Scott's very capable hands, it's turned into the monster that it is: Huge 3-D sound that fills up the room, resonates and sustains for days, this is what a vintage 50s Goldtop is all about; stunning in it's tonal ferocity and brilliance!

















With a 57 Les Paul Special:


 

zhivago

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This is totally cool! Especially seeing it side by side with the Special! :jim
 

F-Hole

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Just a super guitar. I'm very glad it's found you and a good home.

Sincere congratulations.
 

Jim W

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Very Nice! Always great to see a Southpaw getting cool drool worthy gear!
 

Dire Wolf

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Thank you everybody; now I need to find a nice Marshall rig to go with with!
 

gmann

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Excellent guitar! Cesar made it sound great, I'm sure you will too, enjoy!
 

johnnyslim

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Fantastic score, Alex! A great guitar will be made even better with Scott Freilich's set up. All my guitars hit Scott's bench. Glad he is now ten miles away as opposed to 84 miles.
 
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