The Fender Forum
NEW! LPF Facebook Page
NEW! LPF Instagram Page
Merchandise & Donations
NEW! Burst Serial Log Home Page
LPF Homesite
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Les Paul Forum Member Strings Jr.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    434

    Christmas Miracle guitar

    So many times we hear stories about guitars that we’ve owned that were sold, stolen, or otherwise lost, never to be seen or heard from again. Family heirlooms where sentimental value far outweighs dollar value. This story is an exception to that rule.

    In the early 70’s, my Dad owned a very nice ’63 Fender Jaguar. He played it for several years until acquiring a blonde, ’71 Tele with a rosewood board and Bigsby. Around ’75, he ended up trading the Jaguar to one of his cousins for a Honda CL 100 motorcycle for me and my three brothers to ride.

    Fast forward to present day, one of the local music stores posted an ad on FB for a ’63 Jaguar, and one of the selling points was the fact that the guitar was once owned by my Dad. My youngest brother, who is the guitar player extraordinaire of the family, woke up Christmas morning to find a case with a big red bow on it under the tree. His wife had bought the Jaguar for him! It was in mint condition without so much as a scratch on it, complete with the original case, also in perfect condition. My Dad passed away in 2012, but I can’t help to think that he had a hand in bringing this guitar back to the family.









  2. #2
    Les Paul Forum Member Grog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    377

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Great Christmas story! The guitar is back where it belongs!

  3. #3
    Les Paul Forum Co-Owner Tom Wittrock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Lost in the Ozarks [again]
    Posts
    42,469

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Such a wonderful story, and I bet the story continues.
    Pauls to the walls!

    Hüter der Flammen!

    PLEASE SUPPORT www.burstserial.com !!
    Click here: www.burstserial.com

  4. #4
    Les Paul Forum Member Progear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Lancaster, Pa
    Posts
    639

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Awesome ....
    Music for me.

  5. #5
    In the Zone/Backstage Pass
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Posts
    4,931

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    That is a GREAT story! Surf's Up!

  6. #6

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Wow!

  7. #7
    Les Paul Forum Member AA00475Bassman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Some place between bad wood & good wood
    Posts
    2,599

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Great story thanks for sharing!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    The myth :The most disturbing thing about buying a fake Les Paul is how my research after the purchase is received by Forum members ??? 2020

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

    The Myth: If I would have lived with MOM & mooched till I was 48 I would play like Clapton !
    Think about it
    won't you ...... Please !

  8. #8
    Les Paul Forum Member JPP-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,212

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Awesome story. We need more like this. Congrats to your family!

  9. #9

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Great story, you have the best tales!

    Glad this one came back into the family fold...


  10. #10
    Les Paul Forum Member renderit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    9,560

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    That is cool!

    Hats off to the family!


  11. #11
    Administrator MikeSlub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    America the Beautiful
    Posts
    14,559

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    What a great story and outcome!
    Mike Slubowski

    * "Gibson guitars are like potato chips - you can't have just one!"

    * "So many Gibsons to love, so little time..."

  12. #12
    Les Paul Forum Member Don's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    5,580

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    That's awesome!

  13. #13
    Les Paul Forum Member deytookerjaabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    1,291

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Nice! Crazy thing is I heard this story yesterday, well, some of it. I was at Drummer's World in Murfreesboro worming my way into a trade (let go of my Strat & LPC) and somehow the conversation got to "I know Randy, his Dad Floyd was one hell of a guy too." Then the owner, David, said "his brother just got an old guitar of Floyd's, some vintage Fender, Jazzmaster or Jaguar or sumptin." They had nothing but praise and the tech there spent 10 years working for the big G himself.


    What a beaut, always liked Jags & Jazzmasters, especially in sunburst.

  14. #14
    Les Paul Forum Member Bob Womack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Between Clever and Stupid
    Posts
    1,844

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    How very cool!

    Bob
    "It is said, 'Go not to the elves for counsel for they will say both no and yes.' "
    Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring


    My little site:
    THE MUSICIAN'S ROOM

  15. #15
    Les Paul Forum Member ourmaninthenorth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Blighty.
    Posts
    6,022

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Nothing better than coming home.

    What a Lady.

    What a pleasure to read.

    Thanks for the smiles.

    Shakespeare walks into a pub, the Landlord says "get out, you're Bard"

  16. #16

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    Nice! Congrats all around!
    Game on!

  17. #17

    Re: Christmas Miracle guitar

    That's fantastic! And a big "good onya" to your better half.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Scroll Down And Click On All Of Our Sponsors' Logos For Their Websites!



i