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    Les Paul Forum Co-Owner and Moderator CDaughtry's Avatar
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    Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    I'd like to introduce you to Fun Gus ("fungus"...get it?), my brand new, to me, 1955 Goldtop. Ole' Gus has been well loved as you can see. He sounds like a MILLION BUCKS!


    Here's some pics:

















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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Congratulations! Wow...if only that guitar could talk.

    Do you know of the provenance or past owners?
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    I was wondering who'd snagged that one up

    Congratulations!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Yeah. That pretty much rules.
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Awesome!
    53 LP, 74 Black Beauty, 09 50th R9 LP, 06 R6, 63 SG Special, 62 & 64 SG juniors, 60 Double Six, 1947 L7 and 1937-41 L30 archtops and a few Fenders, Voxs and Hagstroms,
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Wowtetanus shot up 2 date??

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Awesome!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post


    That look oh so familiar!
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Would you call that an All-Mold version?
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Amazing!! What a warrior!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Crikey dick.........Goldfungus.........a real treasure trove of stories in that beauty I reckon

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Woah! This puppy has been through the all the wars put together and survived!

    Looks awesome, CD!
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Another great add to your collection of well loved guitars!

    Looks a bit like some of the guitars that weathered Nashville a time back?
    Game on!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Congrats

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    That came from Gary, right? The condition was listed as 'very good'..

    Anyway, congrats with this one - it had your name written on it.

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Awesome guitar! Congratulations Charlie!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    WoW!? SWEET!!
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Fun Gus... hysterical.

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by miczap View Post
    I was wondering who'd snagged that one up

    Congratulations!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Awesome! I love it!

    Are there three coats of gold - front, back and neck?

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Wow. Congrats, I think it looks fantastic.
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    A 50's Special is, IMO, the coolest guitar ever made.

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    That's awesome!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Must have spent it life on the Gulf coast..

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    It’s an original owner guitar from Houston.

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    It’s an original owner guitar from Houston.
    That thing looks shot at and missed, s--t at and hit !!!!! A real blues dog !!!!!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    It’s an original owner guitar from Houston.
    Bring it to Fort Worth next weekend and get some photos with G.I.Paul.
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Holy crap, Charlie! Where/how the heck to you find these things?!? I love it!


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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Very cool Charlie! Congrats, HNGD and play him in good health!
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Sounds pretty good too judging by the clip Charlie sent me.

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Another minty example! Nice!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Wow! That back looks like a green burst!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    I'd like to introduce you to Fun Gus ("fungus"...get it?), my brand new, to me, 1955 Goldtop. Ole' Gus has been well loved as you can see. He sounds like a MILLION BUCKS!
    Looks like a million bucks too! I’d made you that offer if I had it.
    Fan-Tas-Tic! Enjoy and thanks for sharing.
    Last edited by Base6; 09-27-19 at 03:43 PM.

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Fungus is so damn cool.
    Last edited by Fried okra; Today at 00:00. Reason: No reason, just felt like making it look like I edited it.



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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by Daytripper67 View Post
    Wowtetanus shot up 2 date??
    Tet Anus! LOL

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    I ran & quickly grabbed my bottle of 'Hand Sanitizer' after seeing these pictures of CD`s 'new' guitar!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post





    Whats the explanation for the wear in that particular place? I realize it looks similar to the wear on CD's Goldfinger, but I don't understand why it would be in that particular place.
    I also haven't seen it on any other guitar (like a Burst) so far...
    Thanks!!

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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    Whats the explanation for the wear in that particular place? I realize it looks similar to the wear on CD's Goldfinger, but I don't understand why it would be in that particular place.
    I also haven't seen it on any other guitar (like a Burst) so far...
    Thanks!!
    The player likely rested his thumb there.
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    Whats the explanation for the wear in that particular place? I realize it looks similar to the wear on CD's Goldfinger, but I don't understand why it would be in that particular place.
    I also haven't seen it on any other guitar (like a Burst) so far...
    Thanks!!
    You know, for years I've noticed that my LP:s get a build up of grime at that place. Everytime I saw it I wondered how the hell that happened, because my playing style doesn't explain that at all.

    After a while I realized that I (without noticing or thinking about it) lift my LP:s with my right hand at the part where the neck meets the body. The fingers are in the cutaway and the palm rest against the part under the switch. This is done when I put them on, when I lift them off and whenever I adjust the strap or whatever.

    It seems to me more people may do the same? I'm not saying that's the reason behind this particular guitars wear at that spot, but it's a guess at least
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    Re: Meet Fun Gus...my new whooped to death 1955 Goldtop!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    The player likely rested his thumb there.
    Thanks!

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