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    Eric's '65 LP

    So, is it generally accepted that Eric's Beano LP was a '59/60 transitional guitar............although touted as a '60 with the slimmer neck.
    I haven't fastidiously followed the threads about this here over the years, but it certainly looks like one of those to me with the bell vol/tone knobs.

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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Quote Originally Posted by goldtop0 View Post
    So, is it generally accepted that Eric's Beano LP was a '59/60 transitional guitar............although touted as a '60 with the slimmer neck.
    I haven't fastidiously followed the threads about this here over the years, but it certainly looks like one of those to me with the bell vol/tone knobs.
    Yeah, I would guess so. The early ‘60s were very much like ‘59s with some changes slowly creeping in
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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Eric's "Beano" did not have the Bell (reflector top) knobs, it was the '60 Summers Burst that he borrowed/bought after the first one was stolen in July of '66.
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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Quote Originally Posted by BGReed2 View Post
    Eric's "Beano" did not have the Bell (reflector top) knobs, it was the '60 Summers Burst that he borrowed/bought after the first one was stolen in July of '66.
    Guess I could have said bonnet knobs..........there are a few ways of describing these things........yes 'reflectors' seems to be the standard description for the mid-late '60s ones.

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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Quote Originally Posted by BGReed2 View Post
    Eric's "Beano" did not have the Bell (reflector top) knobs, it was the '60 Summers Burst that he borrowed/bought after the first one was stolen in July of '66.
    Quote Originally Posted by goldtop0 View Post
    Guess I could have said bonnet knobs..........there are a few ways of describing these things........yes 'reflectors' seems to be the standard description for the mid-late '60s ones.
    To me, both are bell knobs. Just the later ones have reflectors.
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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Steve, the following is the closest thing I've read to definitively ID the year.

    Quote Originally Posted by gilapagostortois View Post
    tom, i'm sorry that this won't be a very satisfying answer, and i respectfully (and i really do mean respectfully) am not open to discussing revealing how or for how long it's been that i had occasion to become aware of definitive proof that the beano burst was/is in fact a '59. i'm fairly certain that any further elaboration would create, at the very least, a somewhat touchy situation. i hope and imagine that you can understand that i can not (and am in fact bound not to) inaugurate such a possibly touchy situation. i can however, and will say that the guitar bears a 9 xxxx serial number. goddamn...that felt good. that's it.

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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Steve, the following is the closest thing I've read to definitively ID the year.
    Tim, please put a link to where this quote came from, as it obviously is not from this thread.
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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Tim, please put a link to where this quote came from, as it obviously is not from this thread.
    No problem Tom, link

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    No problem Tom, link
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    Re: Eric's '65 LP

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Steve, the following is the closest thing I've read to definitively ID the year.
    Thanks Tim, revisiting the old threads.........the memory wanes a little when you're not going over them

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