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New Guitar - 1956 Goldtop

Stow

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Been on the hunt for a 50s GT for while and last Friday it all came together.

It's a 56 and this baby has been PLAYED.. dings dents and checking all over the place, a real player!

So hyped, had gig with it last night and it great fun












 

renderit

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That's better than player grade though! Beautiful! I would love one of those.
 

ak_

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That's looks wonderful. Love that you gigged it right off the bat.
 

J.D.

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I like how the finish has checked in both directions.

Any idea where the top seam is? :lol
 

slimdave

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Freaking cool, Mark!! You got yourself something really nice, congrats!
 

Stow

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Any idea where the top seam is? :lol

You can see the seem is off centre at the top and its checked all the way along from back of guitar to selector switch, look in the pic you can see the line

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MWR

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Awesome! Congrats! :salude:salude:salude:salude
 

Blues Bird

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I thought so. Saw it on "vintage and rare" the other day and it looked like one hell of an instrument. So you did everything right, I guess. :dude:

There are some serious instruments floating around in Scandinavia: Bought me a great '57 Goldtop from Finland the other day.
 
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