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    UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Not sure RE rules about posting links to / information from "the other" forum... have folks taken a gander at the new 1960 burst unveiled over there...?

    Short story (classic!) => son and grandson discover burst under the bed of recently departed.


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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    GOOD GRIEF! I don't know about rule breaking pertaining to showing cool as of yet undiscovered vintage Les Paul Sunbursts but if I'm bad delete it. If that IS real................lordy lordy what a treasure they have found! HERE: https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/an...-burst.431409/

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Just saw that one...if it is truly correct...man, they are still out there...
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    I'm going to dream of this tonight...
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Surely this is one of the last “under the bed” finds out there...

    Still, a boy can dream.

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post
    Surely this is one of the last “under the bed” finds out there...

    Still, a boy can dream.
    And the ones that remain not advertised , not every one is going to stand on the the bell tower screaming look at what I found !!

    Trust me I know .......!!!!!
    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 !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Thought I'd embed the images from that other place for convenience:


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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Very cool, looks legit. Just needs to be checked out and authenticated, not hard to do.

    If real, why rush to sell?--maybe the owner would just like to keep it and enjoy the wonderful, unexpected, legacy. Whole different thing to discover something like that from your own Grandad, than find something like that at a flea market--at least, I think so...

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich R View Post
    Very cool, looks legit. Just needs to be checked out and authenticated, not hard to do.

    If real, why rush to sell?--maybe the owner would just like to keep it and enjoy the wonderful, unexpected, legacy. Whole different thing to discover something like that from your own Grandad, than find something like that at a flea market--at least, I think so...
    Yes, it would be cool if the one or the other relative kept it, learned to play, and handed it down.

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Looks like he's going to get "market" for it. I bid what I thought was very fair, but didn't make the cut.
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    I wonder how old those strings are?

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Do they tell the serial number?

    Looks like 0-7400+ , maybe even 0-8000 series.
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Do the tell the serial number?
    0-81XX
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Wow that head stock shape sure is identical to my 60's that I took a picture of in the same angle, just so recognizable

    Pots and wiring checked out?
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by jb_abides View Post
    Yes, it would be cool if the one or the other relative kept it, learned to play, and handed it down.
    I read some of these burst threads & really wonder if other life forms are on this planet !
    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 !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    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 !

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    That would be like finding a Ferrari 250 GTO in your grandpa's garage.................... wrapped in a blanket!

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    Looks like he's going to get "market" for it. I bid what I thought was very fair, but didn't make the cut.
    Did you get a few more more pictures? Care to share those?

    I was actually hoping for Beano! "Look what my Grampa stole, I mean found back in the day!"
    Game on!

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by BURSTGANG View Post
    That would be like finding a Ferrari 250 GTO in your grandpa's garage.................... wrapped in a blanket!
    Oh yes, it would!

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    If you're a guitarist you do her up play it for a while and then whatever you want to do in future.........pretty cool to come across a '60 like this

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Those tuners are to die for!

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by 53Goldtop View Post
    Those tuners are to die for!
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by 53Goldtop View Post
    Those tuners are to die for!

    And apparently they're very easy to use

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Wow what a story and fantastic guitar!

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by akstrat61 View Post
    Did you get a few more more pictures? Care to share those?
    I do, but they're not mine to share, particularly before a pending sale.

    Once it's sold I'll post them.
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Looks legit to me! I'm sure many know the SN at this point -- Definitely an undocumented one. The guitar looks legit. Hopefully the finder is!

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by BURSTGANG View Post
    That would be like finding a Ferrari 250 GTO in your grandpa's garage.................... wrapped in a blanket!
    You're comparing a 48 million dollar car ? 36 in total series 1 & 2 .

    Disclaimer : 250 GTO find & sale in any form would go a long way , A Burst is pan drippings, bad analogy .
    Are there any 250's on the market today ? 8 burst's or so on the market now some have been on the market for months !
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    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 !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    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 !

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    You're comparing a 48 million dollar car ? 36 in total series 1 & 2 .

    Disclaimer : 250 GTO find & sale in any form would go a long way , A Burst is pan drippings, bad analegie .
    Are there any 250's on the market today ? 8 burst's or so on the market now some have been on the market for months !
    Certainly not so much as far as actual worth price of course [tens of millions/hundreds of thousands] and not even in terms of numbers made.......................but to find something this spectacular to the people who love these guitars I don't think it is less of a "WOW" factor....................I disagree with the "PAN DRIPPINGS" analogy............certainly for a guitarist who loves Gibson Les Paul guitars.

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Wow!! looks like it had been awhile since some current was run thru that.
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Very cool that another has been found.
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    What happened to the missing E Kluson Tuner ?

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    I do, but they're not mine to share, particularly before a pending sale.

    Once it's sold I'll post them.
    You still down-under ??
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    You're comparing a 48 million dollar car ? 36 in total series 1 & 2 .

    Disclaimer : 250 GTO find & sale in any form would go a long way , A Burst is pan drippings, bad analegie .
    Are there any 250's on the market today ? 8 burst's or so on the market now some have been on the market for months !
    The owner of a company I use to work for has a 1964 250 GTO that he kept in a bay just on the other side of the wall from my office. Had he kept a ‘burst in there, I would have snuck in when nobody was around to play that sucker.

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by au_rick View Post
    You still down-under ??
    Yes, Sunshine Beach.
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Seller now has a website up.......he's asking $230k for the guitar, which is, IMHO, way above market for a late 60, uncirculated or not.

    Any premium for it being uncirculated is well and truly gone, again IMHO. I bid $180k, which I thought was all the money..........guess I was wrong.
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    Seller now has a website up.......he's asking $230k for the guitar, which is, IMHO, way above market for a late 60, uncirculated or not.

    Any premium for it being uncirculated is well and truly gone, again IMHO. I bid $180k, which I thought was all the money..........guess I was wrong.
    Why would it be labeled uncirculated now? Just curious as to how that applies when the guitar is still in finders hands.

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    Seller now has a website up.......he's asking $230k for the guitar, which is, IMHO, way above market for a late 60, uncirculated or not.

    Any premium for it being uncirculated is well and truly gone, again IMHO. I bid $180k, which I thought was all the money..........guess I was wrong.

    What's the website?
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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    What others have found under the bed would be utterly disturbing . This is one of the better feel good guitar story finds I've seen in a while ..

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarMikey View Post
    What's the website?
    https://www.my1960gibsonburst.com/

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    I've 3 thoughts on this:

    1: it would be so funny if this was an elaborate scam - anyone verified it in person yet ?
    2: the back-story of the pub sounds like an episode of the Simpsons . Rustie's Tavern LOL- sorry - just a northern British sense of humour thing
    3: it all seems a bit sad that it's being touted about. Would have been nice if the guy was a musician and put some decent tuners on it, kept it and played it.

    Just my personal thoughts

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    Re: UNDER THE BED: 1960 Burst discovery [needs authentication, looks legit]

    Quote Originally Posted by cds1951 View Post
    Why would it be labeled uncirculated now?
    Same family as the original owner (being sold by his grandson), not owned by any other third party.....ergo, it's uncirculated.

    Counterpoint would be something like Carmalita.....which has had, perhaps, ten owners since being originally sold. That's "circulated".
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