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NGD: 2016 CS 1959 Standard Historic VOS

joeh77

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I had been looking for a 1959 Standard Historic Reissue for a while. I wanted to play it first and I happened to see a local shop's FB post showing the recent acquisition of three CS instruments, including a 2016 CS 1959 Standard Reissue in Iced Tea VOS finish. I was able to go in yesterday play the guitar a bit and Brian and Graham at Brian's Guitars, in Cheshire, CT made me a deal. I'm now the proud owner of this beauty:

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Joe
 

Big Al

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That's a real humdinger there! Love that maple and the color is real nice!
 

Froggie

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Beautiful guitar.

I bought a 2016 R9 in ice tea burst but in gloss recently, absolutely love it.

Would love to see the two side by side to compare the finish.

Enjoy!!!
 

eternalpurple

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Very beautiful guitar with a very beautiful subtle top. love it. When you get a chance let us know how she sounds. In that regard don't be like me. I promised the people on this forum that I was going to get back to them when I played my new Mark Knopfler 58. That was close to three months ago and I still haven't even tuned it. But I will one day I swear.
 

joeh77

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Here's an additional indoor photo I thought really showed off the top.

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Joe
 

Feyenfift9

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Hey joe,,nice piece,beautiful!!,,,coincidentally I was looking at your guitar just before you snatched it up!!!,,if I didn't have an r9 already I would have grabbed it!!,,love the top on it,,so I ended up grabbing the 58 faded orange burst brian had!!brians guitars are an awesome shop!!!he is a stand up guy!!!great to do business with great service and prices,,good luck with the r9!!!,,
 

joeh77

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Hey joe,,nice piece,beautiful!!,,,coincidentally I was looking at your guitar just before you snatched it up!!!,,if I didn't have an r9 already I would have grabbed it!!,,love the top on it,,so I ended up grabbing the 58 faded orange burst brian had!!brians guitars are an awesome shop!!!he is a stand up guy!!!great to do business with great service and prices,,good luck with the r9!!!,,

Congrats on the R8! I had shopped at the Brian's Hamden location once or twice, but never purchased a guitar there before. It was a really great experience. I hope to become a regular customer as it's a great shop!

Joe
 

Feyenfift9

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Hey joe,,check out this pic...was taken at brians,,,it's your 59 and my 58,,from left to right,,my 58 ,,jimmy page #2,,,your 59,,and a 59 true historic...nice shot of our gibby's,,,we snatched them up just after pic was taken!!!,regards,Steve. IMG_0630.jpg
 

joeh77

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Hey joe,,check out this pic...was taken at brians,,,it's your 59 and my 58,,from left to right,,my 58 ,,jimmy page #2,,,your 59,,and a 59 true historic...nice shot of our gibby's,,,we snatched them up just after pic was taken!!!,regards,Steve. View attachment 6059


That's a nice shot Steve! That was on Brian's FB page if I'm not mistaken. I think they said they had acquired all four of these LP from the same guy. If they did he had a very nice collection!

Joe
 

Big Al

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I wouldn't call that a "subtle top", but then I'm a sucker for any nice piece of figured Maple. In my experience photo's rarely capture the depth and movement on a top like that. I would imagine it is real impressive in person. Either way I find it to be very appealing and for my tastes just wonderful. Really, what a lovely Les Paul.:hank:hank
 

joeh77

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I wouldn't call that a "subtle top", but then I'm a sucker for any nice piece of figured Maple. In my experience photo's rarely capture the depth and movement on a top like that. I would imagine it is real impressive in person. Either way I find it to be very appealing and for my tastes just wonderful. Really, what a lovely Les Paul.:hank:hank

Thanks Al! You are 100% correct, the pictures don't do this top justice. Changing the viewing angle can bring out flame and mineral streaks I hadn't noticed before. Glad you like it!

Joe
 
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