1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard, “Burst” All 59’ Features

Coil

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1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard, “Burst” All 59’ Features, Sunburst, Big full neck, Two PAF’s, Stop tail, Tune-O-Matic, Beautifully Flamed Maple Top, Fabulous sound & playability, Neck perfectly repaired by Gibson in the 60’s, Comfortable weight, Hang Tags & case candy, Nice Original Brown hard case, EC, $199,000

Tom Wittrock says:
I do thank you for the higher resolution photos ... far better than any I took. And I am happy to refer people to you, which I do. I just think it deserves more info than the small amount on your description and the one photo of the back of the headstock. Explaining the "shim" is a great start. That explains why there are no added wings showing, and ends the speculation of a grafted headstock.


On the back of the headstock there is a thin piece of wood (shim), the shape of a stinger to add strength. This repair was done by Gibson in the 60’s. The headstock was never broken off. There is no graft to the headstock.

It’s solid as a rock, guaranteed! Stunning early 1960 Burst with all 1959 features. Big 1959 neck with original factory large frets.

 
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Tom Wittrock

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Could you please give us details and photos of the neck repair? :hmm

:salude
 

Tom Wittrock

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Tom, many more photos on Gary's web site. :jim

There is only one photo of the back of the headstock, which I not self explanatory.
I have had several people ask me about it, and I was hoping Gary's would go into detail [which is also not in the listing]. :)
 

Coil

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Could you please give us details and photos of the neck repair? :hmm

:salude

TW59 says:
I do thank you for the higher resolution photos ... far better than any I took. And I am happy to refer people to you, which I do. I just think it deserves more info than the small amount on your description and the one photo of the back of the headstock. Explaining the "shim" is a great start. That explains why there are no added wings showing, and ends the speculation of a grafted headstock.

On the back of the headstock there is a thin piece of wood (shim), the shape of a stinger to add strength. This repair was done by Gibson in the 60’s. The headstock was never broken off. There is no graft to the headstock.
It’s solid as a rock, guaranteed! Stunning early 1960 Burst with all 1959 features. Big 1959 neck with original factory large frets.

 

Tom Wittrock

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Thanks Coil [and Gary]! :salude


If you are having trouble posting other photos, be sure to read the first thread in the Front Desk area of the LP Forum. Plus, there is a Test Area to practice with.
You can't really delete a post, but you can use the Edit Post button to remove any or all content, and maybe just leave a smilie of some kind, including this one for computer frustration: :fc

If you have further problems, contact the admin [MikeSlub] or maybe CDaughtry.
:jim
 
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