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Monday, March 11, 2013

1952 Vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard

via this auction

via the listing: "This is an original vintage 1952 Gibson Les Paul with original case. This is one of the earliest Gibson Les Pauls, it was shipped without a serial number.
I'm the second owner (outside) of the original family. I purchased it from the nephew of the original owner who inherited it. He was not a player. He had it since the late '80's and never played it at all. The original owner purchased it sometime in 1952. He joined the Army in December 1952 and he had the guitar before he left. In the early '60s, he returned it to Gibson to be refinished as a sunburst. In the early '70s, he had the bigsby added. When I got it a few years ago, I put on a new set of strings and thats it. I've played it a few times, but I'm not in a band and it has never left my house.

It came to me with an appraisal letter from Gruhn. It states the following: "It has been set up with a replacement Bigsby vibrato tailpiece and modern replacement tune-o-matic bridge. The tone and volume knobs are clear top yellow bonnet shaped knobs of the type used during the late 1950s through early 1960. The tone and volume pots have the code 1345950 indicating that they were made in the 50th week of 1959. Thye truss rod cover is a later replacement. It does have the original "grey tiger" tone caps, brazilian rosewood fingerboard with white binding, P-90 pickups and Kluson Deluxe tuners!"

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