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Pics of my just purchased 01 Murphy Aged Brazilian

lpfan

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Dec 28, 2001
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I've been wanting one of these Murphy's since 2001. This one is 9 1229. I've been playing her all weekend and I'm not disappointed. I believe she was previously owned by LPF member Bluesslinger. She has 58 Rolph Pretenders right now (original 57 Classics were included) with upgraded pots and Hovland caps. I absolutely love the dark brazilian board. My fellow forum members are the only one's who understand the pure joy of picking up something like this.


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Mark Kane

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Dean, great score, that was a killer run of guitars!!:salude
 

twinrider1

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Those choppy flames are wild. Very nice. Congrats. Let us know how it feels, how it plays, how it sounds.
 

Steve Craw

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Beautiful! Our local GC had two of these that sat unsold for five years. I thought they were two of the coolest Lesters I'd ever seen.
 

kink56

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I remember a couple of years ago when GC was doing Ebay a LOT! and they had tons of 01 and 02 Murphys for sale!! I wish I had known how special those two years (especially 02) are then, I would have bought a couple!

Your is absolutely killer though!! Perfect color and figure IMHO.
 

Humbuck

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Cool guitar! I especially like the color combo of that particular historic.:salude
 

burst59

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I was wondering when you were going to post some photo's of it. :dude:
Again congrats, and good seeing you again. :salude
 

MK.II

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Very nice! :) I own #9 1250 and it looks fairly similar to yours. The flame on yours is a little bit wider than mine. The color looks pretty much the same. How's the weight on yours? Mine's the lightest LP I have at a little over 8lbs. I know this post is useless without photos, but unfortunately I don't have the technology to post pics nor any digital pics of the guitar. I got mine from my buddy (who bought it new) by doing a big trade. I've had it a little over a year now. Lately he's been hinting that he would like to get it back again. He owned it for about 5 years and had said that he would never part with it, so I was suprised when I was able to acquire it. I love the guitar, but being that he's a good buddy (and the original owner) I just might let him get it back if we can agree on a price (or trade or both). What are friends for? Otherwise, I'm happy to keep it! We'll see!

Again, congrats on the great looking braz. Murphy! :)
 

axeman565758

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+1...and recall the same thing at GC, not to mention, going over to the "used" case section, looking for a better case for my 1980 Les Paul KM. Opening up a few Lifton reissue cases and finding Murphy COA's. This was in mid-2002. When I asked what these certificate were, the GC salesman actually said, "Oh dont worry about those" and proceeded to tear one of them up and throw it in the garbage.
Fast forward 5 1/2 years, 10 or so Historic R7's and R8's and countless other stories of the same thing, GC selling USA Lp Standards and "throwing" them in Liftons, ( that probably still had Murphy and other Historic COA's in the pick pocket), I just cringe at what might now be in the bottom of the Atlantic OCean.
 
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