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    *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    A friend of mine who works at GC said that 9 0881 walked in and they purchased it. It looks suspect and I wasn't sure if there were any of you 'burst sleuths' that already knew about this guitar or possibly sold it to GC. It is a light teaburst with removed bigsby, and it was in Oregon. Just wondering

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    I don't mean any disrespect to the following company, but if the guy sold it to GC, it probably had issues.....you could easily pull the wool over their eyes if you wanted (albeit unethical).

    My guess is that if 9 0881 'real' and the owner knew it, he wouldn't be going to GC to sell it....

    See if you can find some pics of it from your friend.
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Plenty of discussion about that one here on the forum.
    It was owned for many years by Gregor Hilden.

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    It was being sold not that long ago, so I would really doubt that it would "walk in" into a GC...

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    I've got a couple of dozen photos of 9-0881, so it wasn't just pulled from under grandpa's bed and carried into GC. I don't recall where the photos came from, but it must have been up for sale somewhere.




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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    I remember that been up for sale not so long ago (a month ot so) there was a link to the store here on the forum, sorry I can`t remember the store, but if I remember correctly at the same time the had another 59 or a 58
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Wasn't this LP for sale on eBay in Germany recently?

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeetarGoul
    Wasn't this LP for sale on eBay in Germany recently?


    Yeah. Geetargoul I think it was about a month ago that it was on
    ebay....

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Isn't that Bill Nash's Burst?

    Found the link.
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR/Greg
    Isn't that Bill Nash's Burst?

    Found the link.
    That is a nice guitar. Is the price still $200K? Still for sale?
    Papa's hittin' the roof again, hanging stars with a hammer and wire. As the snow keeps fallin' down, Frosty's getting fatter. Mom's holding sister in the chair, telling stories and forgettin' time. Warming their memories, falling asleep by the fire.
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    This is hilarious! The pictures on the Bill Nash site are the same ones that were e-mailed to me by a GC sales guy! I'm going to e-mail him back this link and ask him what the "deal" is. And yes the price was 200k.

    Is GC in the 'sideways' sale business now? WTF

    Thanks for all the help

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by access
    This is hilarious! The pictures on the Bill Nash site are the same ones that were e-mailed to me by a GC sales guy! I'm going to e-mail him back this link and ask him what the "deal" is. And yes the price was 200k.

    Is GC in the 'sideways' sale business now? WTF

    Thanks for all the help
    IF they offer it at the same price, it seems like a simple deal. Just like any store selling on consignment.
    Might as well see which one offers the best "final price". :wink
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    I never forget a face....
    Go ahead and break them, I'll fix them for you.

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    hi.there is a story about gregor hilden and that guitar on a german website.some more pictures also.check www.guitarmaniacs.de
    the headliner is `gregors ex`or something like that.....

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    It was on Ebay for $200,000. in Germany and would have been picked up at a airport in Origon or Washington if puchased. I can't imagine someone bought it to sell to GC!

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    I love the look and vibe of that Guitar.....So did Guitar Center get it or what?
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Hi Access,
    That is such a beautifu LP. With over 25 custom shop historics in my collection it is only dream for me to ever own one of these real LP's. A couple of months ago I went to Elderely Instruments in Lansing Michigan and they had a real R 0 that had some minor issues like repo tuners or a resprayed neck but it was such a treat to be able to just her in my hands. I cant believe how much different a real lone feels than the closest repro I have played. I think they wanted something like $150,000.00 for it. Oh well who knows what may come my way some day??
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by class5lp
    A couple of months ago I went to Elderely Instruments in Lansing Michigan and they had a real R 0 that had some minor issues like repo tuners or a resprayed neck but it was such a treat to be able to just her in my hands. I cant believe how much different a real lone feels than the closest repro I have played. I think they wanted something like $150,000.00 for it.
    I'm guessing you meant they had a real 1960 Burst, and not an R 0, right? ;)
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Hey TW59 yeh your right. I dont know where my brain was at. Yes it was 60 burst.
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by class5lp
    Hey TW59 yeh your right. I dont know where my brain was at. Yes it was 60 burst.
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    It seemed a little high for a re-issue. :biglaugh:
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by DANELECTRO View Post
    I've got a couple of dozen photos of 9-0881, so it wasn't just pulled from under grandpa's bed and carried into GC. I don't recall where the photos came from, but it must have been up for sale somewhere.



    Dan, can you post more images of this baby, its just amazing, please!!!

    Thanks.

    Nico.

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Dear God and Baby Jesus! Talk about resurrecting an OLD thread...
    "If you're lucky enough to live at the beach, then you're lucky enough..."

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Wow!

    I can hardly remember posting it!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicolasrivera View Post
    Dan, can you post more images of this baby, its just amazing, please!!!

    Thanks.

    Nico.
    There are some pics of it in this thread...
    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...highlight=0881

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Dear God and Baby Jesus! Talk about resurrecting an OLD thread...
    +1 i see another thread has also been resurrected from 2007 aswell as this one ...am i missing something?

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Stumble View Post
    +1 i see another thread has also been resurrected from 2007 aswell as this one ...am i missing something?
    I think this happens when a user is searching the forum and gets a list of old threads, and suddenly decides to post in it ...

    (maybe not aware of the age of the thread)
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    I just found this: http://www.guitarmaker.de/REPlp59.html

    Probably done when Gregor owned it...

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Mmmm guys, is there something wrong with old threads? is there a rule about not resurrecting with a question old threads???

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    There is no rule against old threads. There is some GREAT information in them. Just don't always expect someone to answer your questions, they might not even visit the forum anymore.

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beano Geno View Post
    There is no rule against old threads. There is some GREAT information in them. Just don't always expect someone to answer your questions, they might not even visit the forum anymore.
    Ok.

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Here is a video clip of the guitar in action...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Ujm4HEXGc
    back where it all begins...

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicolasrivera View Post
    Dan, can you post more images of this baby, its just amazing, please!!!

    Thanks.

    Nico.
    Have you looked at the 27 pics here?
    http://www.burstserial.com/gallery/m...9+0881/&var2=2
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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Who is the current owner of this burst?

    Thanks for the links guys!!!

    Nico

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    You gotta love a good old plaintop...I love the beard on this one

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    The guitar sounds alright, but the sax sounds fantastic!

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    I read the first nine posts before I noticed the date!

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling1 View Post
    I read the first nine posts before I noticed the date!
    Me too!

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Exactly 1 year ago the ´59 Les paul #9 0881 (nicknamed 'the bearded lady') was on the Vintage Guitar magazine-title 08/2008. The guitar was owned by Oliver Leiber at that time who later sold 'the bearded lady'.

    Here´s the mag:


    Best shot of the article, #9 0881 far left:
    Last edited by mojotop; 10-02-09 at 06:29 AM.

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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Here is a great clip of Gregor Hilden with the guitar:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Ujm4HEXGc






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    Re: *Real 59 Burst* Has anyone seen 9 0881?

    Quote Originally Posted by kthesheep View Post
    Here is a great clip of Gregor Hilden with the guitar:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Ujm4HEXGc





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