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

Maxmc

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I went away. For 10 long years. I came back. And, this thread was still rolling on. (Bridge section in Dm)
 

stumphead

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this thread lives ..... it lives !

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seafood

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can someone please check their attic and"uncover' another 'untouched' 59 burst,,,,,,so we can keep this going?????......i'm getting sleepy!:sleep:
 

LyleGorch

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Maybe call it the “Attic Axe”. I say we have a contest to name this burst and the winning name gets the ‘59. C’mon people, big fun, as we demand the OP to turn it over.
 

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"CC#XX....the attic-Burst....'Hefty'..."


If not this one, then from whichever of these kinds of threads got the biggest.
 
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Minibucker

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I'm telling y'all....a whole series of imaginary holy-grail collectible bursts.
 

LyleGorch

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My father sometimes spoke of a les paul he recieved for his 18th birthday, and as a high school graduation present. He wanted to learn to pIay the guitar but gave on it without much effort. So he said. 1965 he joined the army, and always said he loaned the guitar to a friend and lost touch, He was never concerned about it. Such is life was his attitude. My grandparents passed away in the 80's when I was young. My father passed away almost 6 years now. His younger sister lived in my grandmothers house, and she passed away last month. So this week the removal of things left behind has begun. While removing things from the shelves in the attic I saw a large object wrapped in thick black trash bags. As soon as I picked it up I knew it was a guitar case. I almost had a heart attack when I opened it up. As soon as I saw the brown 50's Gibson era case I knew what it was. Judging from the amount of dust it has been sitting there untouched for almost 55 years. The case shows a little wear. Mostly from being in an un climate controlled attic. When I opened the case I was shocked. The guitar is in near perfect condition. The nickel plated hardware has tarnished a bit. Seems mostly from case wear. There is a good bit of case candy, truss rod tool, and unopened pack of gibson strings, the hang price tag, and a receipt for $385 from what looks like Yeagers Music store in baltimore from october 1964. I called gibson and from the serial number it was produced from 1959-1960. The store is long gone so I don't know if it was new old stock, or used. It has a beautiful curly maple finish. Lemon drop from what I can tell. All this aside, I don't really know what to do with it. I play, and I love les pauls, but I don't need such a possibly valuable instrument. I could sell it and get custom shop true historic in the same finish. I don't really know where to take it or who to trust. It could be worth 100,000 or possibly much more. I have a few guitar centers in my area, but I really don't trust their opinion.
I'm in maryland. Does anyone have any advice where I'd get a fair deal. I'm willing to travel. I can post some pictures tomorrow. I don't know if I should reveal the serial number just yet though. Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
I own this now, pictures soon.
 

DANELECTRO

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I don't have an attic but an untouched '59 burst in my basement. Does that count too?
All jokes aside, a customer of mine owns a "basement burst" which he found just 15 minutes from where I live. Here are excerpts from our correspondence when I was asking about how he acquired it:

"This guitar came out of a basement in Middletown a long, long time ago . It was laying face down on a dirt floor. It got a little dirt in the seam as you’ll see in the photos, and very minor water damage... but still plays and sounds great. The seam is not separated..., just has a little dirt in the finish where it joins. The case was on a shelf above a washing machine. I asked the drug addict I got it from why it was on the floor and his answer was “ the phone rang I guess...” it had been there a while. Wish it had been better taken care of, but then again if it had I might not have ended up with it"

"Jimmy was quite a smoker, and drinker, and drugs of every sort.....he’s probably dead by now. That’s been a long time ago. I gave him $4000 for it after him telling me he wanted $3741 for it.... Why that number? I couldn’t tell you.., maybe he owed it to a dope dealer. He was shocked when I told him to keep the change.... Even back then my friends thought I was crazy for paying “that much “ for a guitar"


In the context of this thread it sounds like just another bullshit folklore story, but its absolutely true.
 
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