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    Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    From Cowtown Website:

    "** WATCH FOR COWTOWN GUITARS ON EPISODES OF "PAWN STARS" on THE HISTORY CHANNEL !!!!

    http://www.cowtownguitars.com/



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84IFfiI9ad4

    Here is another guitar from Cowtown.Look familiar?

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    So are the shows "scripted reality"???
    I have the "show signatures" box unchecked.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Of course they are...

    Shit, even "Cheaters" is scripted....

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Wow that natural finished one looks like mines brother!
    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=163537
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    Last edited by Gibstew; 02-02-10 at 02:33 PM.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Shhhh! (Keep it down! I was there today. Buy all my stuff there! Marshall. Les Pauls. Great guys!)

    Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    the expert is "purty sure" it's not a 1960

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Blues View Post
    Shhhh! (Keep it down! I was there today. Buy all my stuff there! Marshall. Les Pauls. Great guys!)

    Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
    I hope they deal with you, because their listed prices look a little steep.
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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Damn I just watched that clip. "Rod" is their luthier/repair guy. I gave him my V today to mod w/p90's. Jesse ain't no slouch either. Very cool cats indeed.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by Beano Geno View Post
    I hope they deal with you, because their listed prices look a little steep.
    They never update the "In stock" stuff on the website. Too much of it has already been sold. As an example, the Marshall B cab I bought last year from them is still listed. Most of the good stuff they have isn't on the website. From my dealings with them, I reckon I got pretty fair deals.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Blues View Post
    Damn I just watched that clip. "Rod" is their luthier/repair guy. I gave him my V today to mod w/p90's. Jesse ain't no slouch either. Very cool cats indeed.
    Wait,is Jesse the expert who appraised "Rod" s guitar ? Do they both work at the same store?

    That's him isn't it?

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by kwest View Post
    Wait,is Jesse the expert who appraised "Rod" s guitar ? Do they both work at the same store?

    That's him isn't it?

    Yep, that's Jesse, and yes, same store.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Wow! Hey check out this post about Pawn Stars that I found on a forum for guys that collect vintage gas pumps.

    "speaking of entertainment...

    I wrote Rick today...found him online and sent him this:

    Hi -

    Are you the same 'Rick's Restorations' that was on the History Channel show 'Pawn Stars' last night?

    ...and I got this reply:

    To:
    Subject: Re: Pawn Stars?
    Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:38:45 -0500
    From: restoricks@aol.com

    Yes

    Thank you,
    Rick Dale
    Rick's Restorations - Everything old is new again!
    (702) 655-5544

    ...so I sent him the following:

    Hi Rick -

    Wow...what a small world!

    Hey, that was some Coca-Cola machine! I gotta tell you, it looked like a different machine when you were finished with it.

    I mean that - it really looked like a different machine. It looks like you started with a trashed machine, maybe a Vendo?...and finished with a Cavalier. My buddies and I were trying to figure out how you got the embossed Coca-Cola logo to be smaller on the 'restored' machine than on the original. We all thought of the number of hours it would take to do all of that work (and how much it would cost), and we decided it would have been easier for you just to roll out a restored Cavalier, and pass that off as if you had transformed that rusty junk into another make/model Coke machine. That dope on Pawn Stars couldn't tell the difference, right?

    Hey - I guess that's why you're on TV...

    One more thing - that gas pump you restored for the Pawn Stars...funny, the man that sold that pump to you years ago is a friend of mine! (Small world, right?) Anyway, he was watching the show with his wife, and - in his words - he almost fell out of his chair when he saw that pump. His wife actually recognized it! I mean, what are the odds that a pump you bought got sold unrestored to someone, who just happened to bring it into that Pawn Shop - only for them to buy it and return it to you for restoration? They'd have to be astronomical!

    If I didn't know better, I'd almost think the people bringing stuff into that cool pawn shop were bringing your stuff in there and just acting like it was their stuff. What a set-up that would be! The guys filming the show would get a plot, and you'd get a 30-minute commercial for your business on the History Channel. Heck, you could get your employees or friends to play the part of the 'seller' at the pawn shop - and you wouldn't even have to pay an actor!

    But, hey - that would all be a big fraud, wouldn't it?"

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    That's AWESOME! Nice one.
    ...and then the old bull said "No son, let's walk down the hill and fuck all of 'em."

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    So, what you guys are saying is that there are still some people who believe that "reality TV" is real?

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    The majority of the brainless do.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Everything on TV is scripted, even (or especially) the 'news'.
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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Somebody should edit their wiki page

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawn_Stars

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by kwest View Post
    Wow! Hey check out this post about Pawn Stars that I found on a forum for guys that collect vintage gas pumps.

    "speaking of entertainment...

    I wrote Rick today...found him online and sent him this:

    Hi -

    Are you the same 'Rick's Restorations' that was on the History Channel show 'Pawn Stars' last night?

    ...and I got this reply:

    To:
    Subject: Re: Pawn Stars?
    Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:38:45 -0500
    From: restoricks@aol.com

    Yes

    Thank you,
    Rick Dale
    Rick's Restorations - Everything old is new again!
    (702) 655-5544

    ...so I sent him the following:

    Hi Rick -

    Wow...what a small world!

    Hey, that was some Coca-Cola machine! I gotta tell you, it looked like a different machine when you were finished with it.

    I mean that - it really looked like a different machine. It looks like you started with a trashed machine, maybe a Vendo?...and finished with a Cavalier. My buddies and I were trying to figure out how you got the embossed Coca-Cola logo to be smaller on the 'restored' machine than on the original. We all thought of the number of hours it would take to do all of that work (and how much it would cost), and we decided it would have been easier for you just to roll out a restored Cavalier, and pass that off as if you had transformed that rusty junk into another make/model Coke machine. That dope on Pawn Stars couldn't tell the difference, right?

    Hey - I guess that's why you're on TV...

    One more thing - that gas pump you restored for the Pawn Stars...funny, the man that sold that pump to you years ago is a friend of mine! (Small world, right?) Anyway, he was watching the show with his wife, and - in his words - he almost fell out of his chair when he saw that pump. His wife actually recognized it! I mean, what are the odds that a pump you bought got sold unrestored to someone, who just happened to bring it into that Pawn Shop - only for them to buy it and return it to you for restoration? They'd have to be astronomical!

    If I didn't know better, I'd almost think the people bringing stuff into that cool pawn shop were bringing your stuff in there and just acting like it was their stuff. What a set-up that would be! The guys filming the show would get a plot, and you'd get a 30-minute commercial for your business on the History Channel. Heck, you could get your employees or friends to play the part of the 'seller' at the pawn shop - and you wouldn't even have to pay an actor!

    But, hey - that would all be a big fraud, wouldn't it?"
    Very well done!! Hope you dont mind but I posted this on there discusion forum?

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by yeti66 View Post
    Very well done!! Hope you dont mind but I posted this on there discusion forum?
    Haha cool,do you have a link to your post?

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by kwest View Post
    Haha cool,do you have a link to your post?
    Here ya go, http://boards.history.com/topic/Pawn...What/520082444

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Wow, awesome!
    Which one of you is Cagney and which one is Lacey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti66 View Post
    That's great! You should post about the Les Pauls and how both the guy who was trying to sell his "1960" Les Paul Custom and the "expert" that Rick called in to appraise it both work at the same store, Cowtown Guitars. You should also say that that same guitar is pictured in Cowtown's inventory(sold) page and how the 70's Les Paul that Rick traded for the double barreled musket also came from Cowtown Guitars.Oh and don't forget to mention that Cowtown Guitar's webpage say: " WATCH FOR COWTOWN GUITARS ON EPISODES OF "PAWN STARS" on THE HISTORY CHANNEL !!!!"

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by 27sauce View Post
    Wow, awesome!
    Which one of you is Cagney and which one is Lacey?
    LOL!! Cagney maybe, possibly Lacy, I'm whichever one was brunett!

    That's a cute picture of you next to that beautiful guitar!!

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Thanks!

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    I thought I recognized those guys

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by 27sauce View Post
    I thought I recognized those guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwest View Post
    That's great! You should post about the Les Pauls and how both the guy who was trying to sell his "1960" Les Paul Custom and the "expert" that Rick called in to appraise it both work at the same store, Cowtown Guitars. You should also say that that same guitar is pictured in Cowtown's inventory(sold) page and how the 70's Les Paul that Rick traded for the double barreled musket also came from Cowtown Guitars.Oh and don't forget to mention that Cowtown Guitar's webpage say: " WATCH FOR COWTOWN GUITARS ON EPISODES OF "PAWN STARS" on THE HISTORY CHANNEL !!!!"
    Wait until I get my V back from those guys! Ya'll are gonna' get me banned at my favorite guitar joint!

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Blues View Post
    Wait until I get my V back from those guys! Ya'll are gonna' get me banned at my favorite guitar joint!
    Haha,hey Texas ... what is that sweet Goldtop that Jesse has? Maybe you can be on an episode of Pawn Star. You could borrow Jesse's guitar and bring it in to Gold and Silver Pawn, tell Rick that it is a 1957 Les Paul that you found and you want to sell it for $40,000 and then he will call Jesse to come in to appraise it. That would be sweet!


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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    why does it seem like everyone is mad about this TV show?


    isnt this how all reality tv shows work? i mean they are never actually real.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Thats what I'm wondering.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by kwest View Post
    I'm "purty sure" this guitar isn't a burst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garywright View Post
    I'm "purty sure" this guitar isn't a burst.
    No,it's a Goldtop.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by kwest View Post
    Haha,hey Texas ... what is that sweet Goldtop that Jesse has? Maybe you can be on an episode of Pawn Star. You could borrow Jesse's guitar and bring it in to Gold and Silver Pawn, tell Rick that it is a 1957 Les Paul that you found and you want to sell it for $40,000 and then he will call Jesse to come in to appraise it. That would be sweet!

    Can't say I've seen that particular one. Lots of vintage pieces come through the shop and I only hit that joint once a month or so. I'm "purty sure" the cats down at Gold and Silver Pawn are on to Jesse's schtick.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    damn, that stupid show was so obviously fake from the first episode. good comedy, tho'.


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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    I like the show, I like seeing the oddball things and getting a little history lesson.

    When I saw the episode where the guy brought in a 70's and said it was a 60's, I thought something was up. How could a guy that gigged for years, not know that was a 70's guitar.

    I'm a little bummed to find out just how "Scripted" it really is, I thought there was a bit of truth to the things just coming in off the street.

    I'll still watch the show. It's still entertainment for me. I like going to garage sales and finding the buried treasures.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    I quote Steve Allen... "Radio is entertainment for mind, television is entertainment for the mindless."

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    This post must have pissed someone off on the history channels website for pawnstars, because its vanished twice now http://boards.history.com/topic/Pawn...What/520082444
    its almost like someone doesn't want this posting on there site

    I think I'll have to repost it again




    Quote Originally Posted by kwest View Post
    Wow! Hey check out this post about Pawn Stars that I found on a forum for guys that collect vintage gas pumps.

    "speaking of entertainment...

    I wrote Rick today...found him online and sent him this:

    Hi -

    Are you the same 'Rick's Restorations' that was on the History Channel show 'Pawn Stars' last night?

    ...and I got this reply:

    To:
    Subject: Re: Pawn Stars?
    Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:38:45 -0500
    From: restoricks@aol.com

    Yes

    Thank you,
    Rick Dale
    Rick's Restorations - Everything old is new again!
    (702) 655-5544

    ...so I sent him the following:

    Hi Rick -

    Wow...what a small world!

    Hey, that was some Coca-Cola machine! I gotta tell you, it looked like a different machine when you were finished with it.

    I mean that - it really looked like a different machine. It looks like you started with a trashed machine, maybe a Vendo?...and finished with a Cavalier. My buddies and I were trying to figure out how you got the embossed Coca-Cola logo to be smaller on the 'restored' machine than on the original. We all thought of the number of hours it would take to do all of that work (and how much it would cost), and we decided it would have been easier for you just to roll out a restored Cavalier, and pass that off as if you had transformed that rusty junk into another make/model Coke machine. That dope on Pawn Stars couldn't tell the difference, right?

    Hey - I guess that's why you're on TV...

    One more thing - that gas pump you restored for the Pawn Stars...funny, the man that sold that pump to you years ago is a friend of mine! (Small world, right?) Anyway, he was watching the show with his wife, and - in his words - he almost fell out of his chair when he saw that pump. His wife actually recognized it! I mean, what are the odds that a pump you bought got sold unrestored to someone, who just happened to bring it into that Pawn Shop - only for them to buy it and return it to you for restoration? They'd have to be astronomical!

    If I didn't know better, I'd almost think the people bringing stuff into that cool pawn shop were bringing your stuff in there and just acting like it was their stuff. What a set-up that would be! The guys filming the show would get a plot, and you'd get a 30-minute commercial for your business on the History Channel. Heck, you could get your employees or friends to play the part of the 'seller' at the pawn shop - and you wouldn't even have to pay an actor!

    But, hey - that would all be a big fraud, wouldn't it?"
    Last edited by yeti66; 02-08-10 at 10:48 AM.

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Yeah I replied to a post about "Gun for Guitar" and now all the preceding posts have disappeared

    http://boards.history.com/topic/Pawn...itar/520090753

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    Re: Now I know where those "Pawn Stars" Les Pauls really came from

    Quote Originally Posted by 58Lover View Post
    Of course they are...

    Shit, even "Cheaters" is scripted....
    Cheaters is so fake. I've spotted the same actors in different scenes. They try to cover it up by blurring their faces.

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