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Should I let go of this '55 TV Special I've had for 25 years?


Active member
Oct 26, 2001
To see the entire history of this stunning Les Paul portrayed in its appearance tells a story over 50 yrs in the making. Don't you want to play your part in the ongoing story ? I'm guessing that you do.


Active member
Sep 23, 2008
I faced this decision a couple of years ago with the 58 Special in my avatar.

I bought it over 30 years ago when it was just old, and now it's vintage.

My decision came down to the instrument. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it, good structurally and cosmetically, light wear for its age, and 100% all there.

But I never liked it. It never inspired a single song or lick the entire time that I had it.

So I moved it on, at a more than healthy profit, paid down my line of credit, bought a furnace, and replaced it with a Firebird and a Mesa TA30 that I far prefer.