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Untouched since 1964 les paul 1959 burst find. in near mint conditioin.

rockabilly69

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this is a thread that just keeps giving and giving


"The pick guard was lacquered over at the factory and has slowly shrunk and caused a crack in the sound board. "
As pointed out above he referring to his Martin acoustic, and that happens all the time on old Martins and Gibson.
This... relicked John Bonamassa sound board square unadjustable truss rod .
Nay........not Ney....
Once again he was talking about his acoustic, in 1967 Martin changed from T-Bar Truss rods to hollow square rods.
 

catawompus

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Quote from post one: "The guitar is in near perfect condition."
Quote from post two: "I don't think he realized that damage he caused to it leaving it sit in the case for long periods of time. I still have it but It's been basically unplayable since i got it. The action is so high above the 3 fret it's only good for cowboy chords. The pick guard was lacquered over at the factory and has slowly shrunk and caused a crack in the sound board. The neck has a square unadjustable truss rod so its basically unplayable except for the c,a,d and g chords"
Go figure.
 

kerryboy

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If you've been here for as long as some of us have you will know that this sort of shite gets regurgitated here every couple of years (maybe even yearly these days)

Some newbie comes on and shuts off about finding their granddads 59 burst under the bed that he used to use in his church band blah blah blah.

They all follow a similar format. They post photos of other guitars and say 'oh it’s like this one' but never the actual guitar. They all have some excuse why they can't do that.

What always surprises me is that there are loads of people on here who want to believe the storey and start making excuses for them and can't actually see that its a fantasist that they defending .

I mean for fecks sake, if you need advice and guidance then there is no better place than this forum. The are more bursts known about on here than anywhere else. So if they want advice, then post the photos and the serial number and lets help them.
 
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Quote from post one: "The guitar is in near perfect condition."
Quote from post two: "I don't think he realized that damage he caused to it leaving it sit in the case for long periods of time. I still have it but It's been basically unplayable since i got it. The action is so high above the 3 fret it's only good for cowboy chords. The pick guard was lacquered over at the factory and has slowly shrunk and caused a crack in the sound board. The neck has a square unadjustable truss rod so its basically unplayable except for the c,a,d and g chords"
Go figure.
He is talking about the Martin D-35 in post two, not the Les Paul.
 

stumphead

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here is a clue
he says that the guitar sat wrapped in plastic for 55 years
plastic bags were first invented in 1965 and I am pretty sure that they would have fallen apart in an hot attic by now - Maryland is hot as heck in the summertime - the bags would have out gassed - basically decomposed to broken little pieces by now.
 
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agogetr

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If you've been here for as long as some of us have you will know that this sort of shite gets regurgitated here every couple of years (maybe even yearly these days)

Some newbie comes on and shuts off about finding their granddads 59 burst under the bed that he used to use in his church band blah blah blah.

They all follow a similar format. They post photos of other guitars and say 'oh it’s like this one' but never the actual guitar. They all have some excuse why they can't do that.

What always surprises me is that there are loads of people on here who want to believe the storey and start making excuses for them and can't actually see that its a fantasist that they defending .

I mean for fecks sake, if you need advice and guidance then there is no better place than this forum. The are more bursts known about on here than anywhere else. So if they want advice, then post the photos and the serial number and lets help them.
i really want to believe this guy. like the guy i gave 3k to go get an original stradavarious. (i actually did, he was real convincing) i never saw him again.
ironically my late 60 burst was bought new in 1964, it was covered in thick dust. i dont know where it was hanging in the store (the original owner is still alive i should call and ask him) but it still has all of its red.
since i lost 3k on a strad, i,l bet ten bucks this guy has a burst. (although the serial number statement isnt helping his claim)
 

kerryboy

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i really want to believe this guy. like the guy i gave 3k to go get an original stradavarious. (i actually did, he was real convincing) i never saw him again.
ironically my late 60 burst was bought new in 1964, it was covered in thick dust. i dont know where it was hanging in the store (the original owner is still alive i should call and ask him) but it still has all of its red.
since i lost 3k on a strad, i,l bet ten bucks this guy has a burst. (although the serial number statement isnt helping his claim)
I'm not sure if you're post is a teese. If so then it made me laugh
But if you really did pay 3k thinking that you were going to get a stradavaious, and you really do think that this guy has got a 59 burst, then you are a scammers dream.
If you really do feel that he has a 59 burst then why don't you offer him 3k for it and I bet he will accept it. But you won't get a guitar that's for sure.
 

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"I really want to believe this guy. like the guy I gave 3k to go get an original Stradivarius."

good thing he did not have some swamp land in Alaska for sale

"this is a thread that keeps giving and giving " - Stumphead
 

guitplayer

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As pointed out above he referring to his Martin acoustic, and that happens all the time on old Martins and Gibson.

Once again he was talking about his acoustic, in 1967 Martin changed from T-Bar Truss rods to hollow square rods.
Do you know this OP?
 

Drayve85

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ironically my late 60 burst was bought new in 1964, it was covered in thick dust. i dont know where it was hanging in the store (the original owner is still alive i should call and ask him) but it still has all of its red.

you do know that if your 1960 burst is a late 1960 it has the changed red dye that doesn’t fade like the 1958 - early/mid 1960’s.
 
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