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JJ Blair

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

Post some more of your personal videos as that might elevate this thread a little bit...:laugh2:. Obviously the experts here are really the only reason why this thread shouldn`t be nuked to oblivion! :rofl[If you don`t know, I am just kidding!]

Those videos are of Gareth, the seller.
 

Zapper

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

Those videos are of Gareth, the seller.

Oh gawd.... no more... PLEASE..!! I certainly didn't post any though. Only the pic of him and me in the (hired..LOL) Ferrari..! :spabout
 

Patek

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

:dh It`s grown old. If it does go on the market it needs to be listed for it is and NOT what it isn`t. If someone inquires here about it, then we can start over w/ the facts about it. It really doesn`t belong here any longer as it is not a real 'Vintage 1952-1960 Les Paul'--hell it`s never even been to America has it? Lock it up & also lock up whoever had this bogus guitar listed as 'the real deal'!

Easy, avert your eyes and don’t click on the bloody thread, is it that difficult?

its not as if the thread has entered your living room and won’t leave you alone

admit it, this thread is like a dirty tabloid that you wouldn’t normally read but since someone left it on the seat in front of you on the tube (subway) you can’t help yourself but to pick it up and have a nose at all the latest gossip. And now you feel guilty and want it locked up
 

K_L

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

:applaude:dude::rofl

Easy, avert your eyes and don’t click on the bloody thread, is it that difficult?

its not as if the thread has entered your living room and won’t leave you alone

admit it, this thread is like a dirty tabloid that you wouldn’t normally read but since someone left it on the seat in front of you on the tube (subway) you can’t help yourself but to pick it up and have a nose at all the latest gossip. And now you feel guilty and want it locked up
 

Reno_1ted

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

This thread is the Tiger King of the vintage Les Paul world.

Its got it all.
 

talonmm

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

This thread is what the Les Paul Forum does better than any other Forum on the internet, and it's in exactly the right sub-forum. The only thing I would consider is changing the title of the thread so more people who search our site could be informed as to what to look out for when purchasing an expensive, vintage Les Paul.:jim

Great idea Charlie!
 

Zapper

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

Have just been re-reading the thread.... for old times sake..! Interesting to see how people were all helping with suggestions for the restoration until about post #22, when the heavyweights like JJ, Jumping Shads, sws1 and Vic D suddenly jump in and say things like "Hmmmm... Interesting"....!! And then it all goes pear-shaped for me LOL..!

Have another read when you get a bored lockdown minute...! :):hank:salude
 

garywright

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

Have just been re-reading the thread.... for old times sake..! Interesting to see how people were all helping with suggestions for the restoration until about post #22, when the heavyweights like JJ, Jumping Shads, sws1 and Vic D suddenly jump in and say things like "Hmmmm... Interesting"....!! And then it all goes pear-shaped for me LOL..!

Have another read when you get a bored lockdown minute...! :):hank:salude

Yeah ..especially @ #103
 

sws1

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

Have just been re-reading the thread.... for old times sake..! Interesting to see how people were all helping with suggestions for the restoration until about post #22, when the heavyweights like JJ, Jumping Shads, sws1 and Vic D suddenly jump in and say things like "Hmmmm... Interesting"....!! And then it all goes pear-shaped for me LOL..!

Have another read when you get a bored lockdown minute...! :):hank:salude

Please don't refer to me as a heavyweight. That's insulting to those other people. Cheers
 

Zapper

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst 0-2453... need HELP..!! :)

Please don't refer to me as a heavyweight. That's insulting to those other people. Cheers

Hey don't do yourself down there sws...! You were the first to question the moustache, and the restamping of the serial number..! You're defo up there with the big boys..! :)

And yes Gary... I nearly wet myself with joy when I read post #103 (on page 3).... Little did I know....... :##:hee
 

CDaughtry

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We went ahead and changed the title of the thread to make it a little easier for people searching the Forum for authentication tips to be able to find it.:jim
 

Zapper

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We went ahead and changed the title of the thread to make it a little easier for people searching the Forum for authentication tips to be able to find it.:jim

Perfect new title for the thread Mr Moderator..! Thank you! :):hank:salude

Incidentally, are those your bobbling boobies? If so, fancy a drink.....? :)
 

Zapper

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Hey guys, to save another 'victim' having to read through 23 pages and 900 comments of this thread to work out whether he's been ripped off or not, I thought I'd record a quick video to summarise the issues and things to look out for. If I've missed anything, please leave a short explanation in the youtube comment section (or below on this thread.... or both..!).

Finally, thanks once again to all contributors for your help and expertise... :):salude

Over & out!
Ian Zapper Francis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIUNT5D5RS0
 

Victory Pete

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Hey guys, to save another 'victim' having to read through 23 pages and 900 comments of this thread to work out whether he's been ripped off or not, I thought I'd record a quick video to summarise the issues and things to look out for. If I've missed anything, please leave a short explanation in the youtube comment section (or below on this thread.... or both..!).

Finally, thanks once again to all contributors for your help and expertise... :):salude

Over & out!
Ian Zapper Francis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIUNT5D5RS0

Good job, lots to learn here.
 
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