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    >>1957 Les Paul

    Not too sure of the exact price, but if it was still around in that condition today it would be worth a tidy sum (to say the least). Guitars like that are very desireable.

    >>it was stolen by some junkie and pawned in NYC.

    Its heartbreaking when some scumbag steals something you cherish and disposes of it in such a casual manner.

    btw, how did you know he pawned it? Did you manage to trace it or are you guessing?

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    Hey rick barclay,

    1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1461802718

    Current price: 2,550.00 (reserve not yet met)
    Number of bids: 12

    I'm sure that's depressing.
    Staying away from General.

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    That's depressing to me, static, and I don't even know the first thing about guitars. I don't have a ton to add here, except to say that the current CEO of Gibson went to my school and donated a very nice acoustics lab recently.

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    >btw, how did you know he pawned it? Did you manage to trace it or are you guessing?<

    No. I know who stole it. The chance of revenge never presented
    itself, and I really have no proof, only someone's trusty word.

    >1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom on ebay:

    Current price: 2,550.00 (reserve not yet met)
    Number of bids: 12 <

    My guess is it's an obvious fake. And it most definitely isn't
    all original. In the very, very first place, I would never put
    an early Les Paul up for sale on EBay. I'd go to Lloyd's of
    London or Chrisitie's or Sothby's to have it appraised.

    That thing on EBay strikes me as a fake, though, serial
    number or not, and it's the same type of serial that was on
    the guitar that I bought. It looks way too new. You could
    tell mine was old just by looking at it. And there's no way
    in my humble thoughts that an early Les Paul is going to
    sell for a motley Twenty-five hundred bucks.

    Another thing that gnaws at me about that EBay guitar is the
    style. That's not a 1957 style. Mine had no pick guard, only
    two pick ups, and no ivory inlaid fret board. I mean, we're
    talking 1957 here. Via Con Dios. Peter, Paul, and Mary music
    was the thing. My guitar was very business-like, just a plain
    varnished blond cherrywood (I think) guitar. To offer $2,550.
    for something like that is an insult. I've been told by one
    self-styled musician that I probably threw away $50,000. !

    rick barclay
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    Owch. That's a lot of money for a guitar.

    My fourpenneth...
    Flautist by trade. Oboeist/Clarinetist/Bassoonist/Pianist if required in my local orchestra. Guitarist only in my now soundproof bedroom. Synths with new local band. GDB on repairs.

    Marillion, Meat Loaf, and Mozart. Brilliant.
    Progressive Rock, Rock and Classical.

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    were you/are you an ELP fan?
    also, where you caught up in the Oasis craze? i just discovered thm recently and listen to their stuff alot now.

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    >Owch. That's a lot of money for a guitar.<

    It's not the guitar, per se; it's the name behind the
    guitar and the age and condition of the guitar. Les Paul is given credit
    for inventing the electric guitar. I might be wrong, but
    the year he invented it was near 1956. That makes any
    documented 1957 Les Paul guitar very early in the production
    scheme and consequently potentially very valuable both
    monetarily and historically, certainly worth more than
    $2550.00, or whatever that fraud on Ebay finally sells for, IMO.
    That guitar looks mose like a 1967 model than 57.

    rick barclay
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    >were you/are you an ELP fan?
    also, where you caught up in the Oasis craze? i just discovered thm recently and listen to their stuff alot now.<

    Yeah, ELP was great--and LOUD. I liked Oasis, but I
    never thought they were anything earth shattering.
    Nobody in my crowd liked the Beatles, either, at first.
    But when Sgt. Pepper made the scene--now that's what
    I call earth shattering.

    rick barclay
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