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My broken heart

cfh

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This is not my guitar. but i think the story is important, and should be documented. This 1959 sunburst was bought in Detroit in 1972. It was already refinished and re-necked (with a SG standard style neck, but with LP custom peghead ordaments). The guy gigged with it all through the 70s and 80s until one night. A mad roadie was fired at the gig and took the guitar outside and 'broke it', left it for dead in the snow. The owner carefully bagged the pieces, and had the guitar put back together. what you see in the last picture is the reassembly.

Maybe you know the guitar?
I think it's very sad, but the owner is an ethusiast, a great player, and a very nice guy, and he had the guitar put back together nicely.

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BCR/Greg

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SG necks meet the body at a different point.

You mean with a thinner neck, I trust.
 

Seoighs

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Thanks for posting, Clay. Quality job on the original re-neck, given the way the heel split when the roadie used it as a sledge hammer.

...nice restoration too.
 
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Banker

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Roadies man........all frustrated musicians...........

and seems like an insanely good body repair..............
 

codyfarmer

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Always great to hear the stories and histories of these beloved les pauls, even as sad as that one is. She's looking great!!!
 

CDaughtry

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I thought this thread was going to be about your morning constitutional. You know....."Here is sit, broken hearted, tried to shit, but only farted.":wah
 

symon

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Roadies man........all frustrated musicians...........

I've known a few that were very dedicated to their underrated job and allowed us to concentrate solely on our music........
 
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Banker

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I've known a few that were very dedicated to their underrated job and allowed us to concentrate solely on our music........

Sure, it was kinda tongue in cheek.........there's some good drummers out there too...:wah
 

relic

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I think I saw that guitar in 1973/74 in Detroit. Very nice looking top as I recall.

I wonder if my friend from back then - Mr. 585960 - can weigh in on this.....

dont know about the subsequent semi-demise. Never saw it around here after that. Many of us ended up in the snow after a gig in those years.
 
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