Anyone with $225K want a 1959 Les Paul?

This thing is a beauty...I think Elderly listed it a year or two ago as well, on consignment so someone with a collection and/or musician has had this one for a while. SN is 9 0422. Back of head stock marked with a "2" so was this one a factory second? Also original case(new handle)...I need to win the lottery:



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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,902
    Cool guitar. They have a 1963 Gibson Explorer to go with it for $218,000 too.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,550
    Is the guitar made of material that doesn't exist anymore?  Like a Stradivarius?

    Unless someone famous played it I find it hard to believe that the guitar can't be replicated.
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,902
    Replicas exist for late 50's Gibson. Gibson makes VOS (Vintage Original Spec) versions of some models. Nice guitars and expensive. 

    However, for the well monied collectors, nothing is better than the genuine article. 

    There aren't many of these from that era that survived without extensive damage or modification so the rarity drives up the price. 

    Too rich for my blood, though.
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  • BALLBOYBALLBOY AustraliaPosts: 769
    That is one sweet LP. Love the horizontal grain compared to the flame tops. So glad i have a LP not exactly a 1959 but not many can afford this baby
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,550
    dudeman said:
    Replicas exist for late 50's Gibson. Gibson makes VOS (Vintage Original Spec) versions of some models. Nice guitars and expensive. 

    However, for the well monied collectors, nothing is better than the genuine article. 

    There aren't many of these from that era that survived without extensive damage or modification so the rarity drives up the price. 

    Too rich for my blood, though.
    Is there a difference in the sound of a VOS to an OG?
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,902
    Not to me, but if I paid for an original, I'd tell myself there was a huge difference. 

    With amps, effects and modeling being what they are today, one could make just about any guitar sound like just about any other guitar. Amazing capabilities in this era of gear.

    Still, there are some people who are collectors and nothing less than the real deal will do.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,550
    dudeman said:
    Not to me, but if I paid for an original, I'd tell myself there was a huge difference. 

    With amps, effects and modeling being what they are today, one could make just about any guitar sound like just about any other guitar. Amazing capabilities in this era of gear.

    Still, there are some people who are collectors and nothing less than the real deal will do.
    If I had the cash to burn then I totally would.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,250
    I knew I guy in high school who found an immaculate '59 Les Paul Jr at a yard sale for $50.  Good guy and a fine player as well- I'm glad he scored.
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  • pulling69pulling69 KIADPosts: 843
    brianlux said:
    I knew I guy in high school who found an immaculate '59 Les Paul Jr at a yard sale for $50.  Good guy and a fine player as well- I'm glad he scored.
    What year was that? Did he keep it or sell it?

    PS If I ever hit a big lotto payday you better believe one of the things I would waste my money on is a 59 Les Paul and probably a 59 Strat. Hell I would probably buy a 1959 Corvette or Shelby Cobra just to store the guitars in. ;)
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,902
    The same store has a '63 Gibson Explorer for $218,000. 

    That's a nice pair of guitars for just under half a million dollars. 
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  • pulling69pulling69 KIADPosts: 843
    One of the best guitar stores in the world...
    "Populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. It's worse than Detroit."
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,902
    pulling69 said:
    One of the best guitar stores in the world...
    Agreed. I go there as often as I can. I just bought a new Strat from them. Have to pick it up this week. 
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,423
    dudeman said:
    pulling69 said:
    One of the best guitar stores in the world...
    Agreed. I go there as often as I can. I just bought a new Strat from them. Have to pick it up this week. 
    Agreed as well!  It nice living so close to them.  They've worked on a couple of bass guitars for me.
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  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,902
    Yeah man! I had their repair shop do a fretless conversion on a bass about 10 years ago. Scott did a totally pro job.

    I can't speak highly enough about them.
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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H Posts: 1,567
    WOW! Unreal guitar. 
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