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    Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Check it out, Bernie Marsden's Burst is for sale, along with other Gibson guitars he's owned:

    http://www.jimsguitars.com/store/mcart.php?ID=1020

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Isn't that the one that's sometimes rumoured to "possibly" be the Beano-burst?
    Oh yeah - they mention that, ever-so-briefly. Guess they don't want to dwell on it having been 'stolen' in the past?

    (Personally I never thought it looked much like Clapton's, which means it's not stolen, so please don't sue me, Bernie )

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    wow, that is really a beautiful burst....
    i love that faded colour....
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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    I think it was back in the early 80's, Whitesnake were playing in Frankfurt, and I met Bernie at his hotel, we walked over to a vintage guitar store in Frankfurt where he let me play "The Beast". All I remember it was really rough on the back. "The pressures of touring" Bernie said. At the time, one zebra and one double-black, if I recall correctly.

    Bernie didn't tour with a brown case; he had the guitar in a flight case. The picture doesn't do the grain justice.

    I bet he heard about the Greeny-Burst selling so now he has $$$ signs in his eyes. He should be selling his custom-made double-neck on which he used to play "Ain't Gonna Cry No More".

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by huw
    Isn't that the one that's sometimes rumoured to "possibly" be the Beano-burst?
    It has been rumoured that '68 LP's were built with leftover 50's burst bodies that might have otherwise been used for a guitar which would have been owned by Clapton.

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    It looks like the top is cracked between the bridge volume/tone knobs like TW's Whitey. I'm sure it's not, just what it looks like in the small pic on my laptop screen. I'd love the dealer to put up more photos on guitars like this.

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Has Jim's site gone down? All I'm getting is a "that page can't be displayed" message...

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by burst me
    It looks like the top is cracked between the bridge volume/tone knobs like TW's Whitey. I'm sure it's not, just what it looks like in the small pic on my laptop screen. I'd love the dealer to put up more photos on guitars like this.
    +1 Yeh, I saw that too! I was goin' back and forth, tryin' to see if it was the same guitar!

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by sundaypunch
    It has been rumoured that '68 LP's were built with leftover 50's burst bodies that might have otherwise been used for a guitar which would have been owned by Clapton.

    Give this man a cigar!

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Couldn't imagine clicking on "Add to cart" on a guitar such as this. LOL!
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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesjuke
    Couldn't imagine clicking on "Add to cart" on a guitar such as this. LOL!


    Hmmm...........maybe it's going at supermarket price

    Yeah right

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    "Aisle 5........We need a price check on '59 Lesters!"
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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Shopping cart says the price is $0.00.

    I'm ordering two at that price....

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Bernie and a bunch of his pals supported my band in 1983.
    Great guy. Great player and singer.

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Nice looking guitar.

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomEve
    Nice looking guitar.

    I'd never buy anything from Jim.
    Care to expand on that?
    He's got several tasty pieces that I may be interested in, and I haven't heard - yet - horror stories about him...

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLP
    Bernie and a bunch of his pals supported my band in 1983.
    Uhh - who are you, Jimmy Page...?

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Yep...in my cart for $0.00 and free shipping too.

    It'll be here tomorrow.
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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by keef
    Uhh - who are you, Jimmy Page...?

    Err, no. Our band was playing a hall in my sister's home town. She worked in a pub (bar) where Bernie and his pals used to drink. They got to hear about the gig and suggested to her that they could put together a band to do a support slot. They did a great set. The other guitarist was called Sid something (can't remember his surname) who played in a disco/pop band called Liquid Gold, who UK forum members may remember had a hit with a song called 'Dance yourself dizzy'. But if I recall correctly Sid previously played in rock bands in the same circle as Bernie Another great guy and great player.

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Syd Twynham - thanks to Google...I recall that song. Weren't there a few breaks in it with some funky guitar playing?

    And look at that singer...

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    They guy on the left's balls have been pushed up into his stomach.........those were the days......

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by surfreak
    Care to expand on that?
    He's got several tasty pieces that I may be interested in, and I haven't heard - yet - horror stories about him...
    No. On second I might give Jim another chance. A lot of folks have related good things about him. He just really mistreated my uncle but maybe he was just having a bad day...... forgive and forget.

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    i'm eyeballing that melody maker...is $1499 a good price and could just reverse the strings to play it lefty....

    Fellow lefty guy here!

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by BobMello
    i'm eyeballing that melody maker...is $1499 a good price and could just reverse the strings to play it lefty....

    Fellow lefty guy here!
    look in the forum classifieds, there's one that could be had for much less
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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Banker
    They guy on the left's balls have been pushed up into his stomach.........those were the days......
    Dude's got a friggin camel toe....that shit ain't right I don't care if it was the 80's or not
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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by keef

    And look at that singer...
    The one in the middle looks ready for the NEW YORK DOLLS

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    Re: Bernie Marsden's LP for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by wernerg
    I think it was back in the early 80's, Whitesnake were playing in Frankfurt, and I met Bernie at his hotel, we walked over to a vintage guitar store in Frankfurt where he let me play "The Beast". All I remember it was really rough on the back. "The pressures of touring" Bernie said. At the time, one zebra and one double-black, if I recall correctly.

    Bernie didn't tour with a brown case; he had the guitar in a flight case. The picture doesn't do the grain justice.

    I bet he heard about the Greeny-Burst selling so now he has $$$ signs in his eyes. He should be selling his custom-made double-neck on which he used to play "Ain't Gonna Cry No More".
    whats the name of the shop?
    i live in frankfurt!

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