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Valuable information to consider when evaluating the authenticity of a vintage burst

agogetr

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst... need HELP..!! :)

Hi agogetr, a couple of great posts/reminiscences there, thanks! Is the serial no of your '60 a 2 or a 7? Sounds like it could have been one of the last 'Bursts.. :)
081xx havent checked pots, ive never opened it up! hope everything works out on your guitar. its all been pretty interesting to follow!
 

Zapper

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst... need HELP..!! :)

081xx havent checked pots, ive never opened it up! hope everything works out on your guitar. its all been pretty interesting to follow!

081xx eh..?! Must be a late '60s one.. Nice..! :hank

And yes, all ok on the guitar now... I threatened Court action, they repaid my money..! Gave them the benefit of the doubt, but there's no diubt now... You seen this..?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/360074468635067/permalink/393789535263560/
 

Zapper

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Incidentally, for anyone interested in my beautiful Jumping Shadows 53/59 conversion, here's the spec. Message me for a haggle..!


1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top converted to a 1959 spec Gibson Les Paul Standard, including early 1960s Gibson Patent Number pickups, 1958 Centralab control harness, Grover machine heads, 1960s ABR1 bridge, replica '50s tailpiece, 1950s Gibson scratchplate, late ‘50s gold bell knobs and 1970s cream M8 pickup surrounds.


The guitar was previously completely refinished with original serial number unknown, and was subsequently restamped to 9 2513.
Cheers
Ian

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Patek

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Incidentally, for anyone interested in my beautiful Jumping Shadows 53/59 conversion, here's the spec. Message me for a haggle..!


1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top converted to a 1959 spec Gibson Les Paul Standard, including early 1960s Gibson Patent Number pickups, 1958 Centralab control harness, Grover machine heads, 1960s ABR1 bridge, replica '50s tailpiece, 1950s Gibson scratchplate, late ‘50s gold bell knobs and 1970s cream M8 pickup surrounds.


The guitar was previously completely refinished with original serial number unknown, and was subsequently restamped to 9 2513.
Cheers
Ian

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was it just you couldn’t get on with the 53 neck size/shape? Such a killer guitar!! One of my favourite looking LPs. How’s the fade of the top these days? Cheers
 

Zapper

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was it just you couldn’t get on with the 53 neck size/shape? Such a killer guitar!! One of my favourite looking LPs. How’s the fade of the top these days? Cheers
Yes I think so LOL.... must be my small hands! Fade looks great. :)
 

Zapper

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To save you wading through the last 965 comments (!), I made a quick video outlining the salient points.... It's here if you interested (as over 14,000 people have been so far... most of whom though just slag me off for buying it in the first place..!!). :(
 
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