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Mint ES 295

Red Rocket

Active member
Feb 2, 2007
On Antiques Roadshow Pittsburgh 2012, Part 1, a lady brought in her father's 1952 ES 295, which he bought new. I had never seen one before but it looked pretty much brand new still, no checking visible. And the case was really good, from what was shown. Might want to look for this show if you're into these.

Tom Wittrock

Les Paul Forum Co-Owner
Aug 2, 2001
I thought one of the views showed lacquer checking. :hmm

Strange that the appraiser mentioned Les Paul, but did not point out the Les Paul tailpiece. :wah

It did look fantastic! :dude: