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1960 Les Paul Standard sells fast

57gold

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The best of these LP/SGs was the 1962-3 PAF Ebony Block version. Neck joints were improved from earlier versions. My old 1962 below:

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blewsbreaker

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The best of these LP/SGs was the 1962-3 PAF Ebony Block version. Neck joints were improved from earlier versions. My old 1962 below:

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Beautiful.
I see that version has the beefier neck joint. What's the neck like on yours? Wide flat or bigger 63' 64' profile?
 

Bruce R

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Excuse my ignorance, but exactly why were these decorative ebony blocks applied in the first place? Usually something like that would be used to cover up a flaw, aftermarket holes (Bigsby, etc), so it doesn't quite make sense to me.
 

S. Weiger

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Excuse my ignorance, but exactly why were these decorative ebony blocks applied in the first place? Usually something like that would be used to cover up a flaw, aftermarket holes (Bigsby, etc), so it doesn't quite make sense to me.
Not sure there's a definitive logic answer, but the speculation IIRC is the sideways vibrola was not a success, and the lyre engraved long tailpiece was not there yet. I guess Gibson needed sth. to set the Standard apart from Specials & Juniors, for those that didn't want the sideways.
Could be completely wrong in this assumption, but they are found only on '62 models AFAIK, and the long lyre TP came in '63..
 

agquake

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You kids have fun with your mint SGs. I’m enjoying my lesser example of a ‘62 as I type this :cool:

 

SpencerD

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The trap inlays on the old ones are so fucking cool! Kind of have a swoosh! Badass! I have always liked those for a purely aesthetic reason,they don't have a function.

(edit) instead of block inlays is what I meant. not that it matters
 
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