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very rare 1960 LP Junior TV lefthand

Fred Hullerum

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Wow, thanks for sharing the great photos and story, you're a lucky guy!

I feel like I'm waiting for a bus, none for ages then three come along :)


Yes Sean, every time I play my Junior TV (or SG TV, it doesn't matter) I feel happy. That is almost every day. Guitars are there to be played - not to be handled as an investment like shares or stocks. Give them your attention, your warm hands, not a place in a safe.

Good guitars should be played by skillful players, not novices. I recently heard a story that a very rich man bought a 60 LP Standard for a lot of money; he now takes guitar lessons. I would never sell my yellow beauty to a person that is not able to make her sing - no matter what the offer is.

I am grateful to Tom, who send me some Oldenburg pics today. I want to share one of these pics with you. By looking at this picture I get the feeling there's a lovelight in my eyes. We have been together for so long. I have lost my hair and my youth. She is as beautiful as she was when I took her out of the case for the very first time.

Oldenburg.jpg


Fred
 

Tom Wittrock

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You know, the little vintage advertisements and booklets don't lie, but I find it screwy that Gibson changed the name from "Les Paul TV model" to "SG TV" in 1960, when clearly the man's contract had not expired and the traditional SG body had not yet been introduced. Assuming those facts and timeline are true, what was Gibson's impetus for changing the name to something like "SG" when Gibson could clearly still use the Les Paul name AND the guitar appears identical to a 59 Les Paul TV model. Am I missing something?

That's akin to introducing the 2009 R9s and instead of calling them Les Paul historics, advertising them as BGs or XMs or something.

The real answer may never come out, but one possibility is as simple as this.
Both the LP Special and the TV Model silkscreens were damaged and they chose not to replace them.
I had a red 1960 Special [LP style, not SG body style] and the hangtag said SG Special. :)
 

Tom Wittrock

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I am grateful to Tom, who send me some Oldenburg pics today. I want to share one of these pics with you. By looking at this picture I get the feeling there's a lovelight in my eyes. We have been together for so long. I have lost my hair and my youth. She is as beautiful as she was when I took her out of the case for the very first time.

Oldenburg.jpg


Fred

Fred, I am glad you posted that pic! I think it is important to remember how much love and affection some of us have for our old guitars. You play this one, along with other guitars you have. Because it is a great guitar! I like people to remember this love we have, besides rarity and dollar value.
:dude:
 

sgtvjr

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:welcome to The Forum, & it sounds like you have a nce collection of the guitars we love so much around here! I hope you'll start a post & include some pics of your babies!:salude

Thanks for the welcome. I want to post some pics but I need to learn how. I have some nice stuff in my collection (no burst) that would fit right in with the forum people. This place is great!
 

Vintage1

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Fred,
Thank you for sharing the story and pictures of your left handed Gibson.
This comment of yours struck a nerve in my funny bone though- "Good guitars should be played by skillful players,
not novices."

The irony to me being that this model was intended as an entry-level student instrument in Gibson's electric guitar offering, and priced low as well. No disrespect intended,
just pointing it out.

It would really be awesome to find out how many other people owned this very same guitar,
since leaving Gibson- going to the 1st dealer- then the 1st end user- and whoever since then- prior to Frank owning it.
 

Fred Hullerum

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Awesome thread, what a great story and guitar. Thanks for sharing.

The guitarist who influenced me the most, was Mick Taylor during his time with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. kharrison, your avatar shows me that Mick Taylor is your favorite also.

Here is the Mick Taylor tune "Snowy Wood" from the "Crusade"-Album - played with the guitar we are taking about, plugged into a MusicMan 112RP65 without any effects added:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF3JJjGHk-Q

Fred
 

kharrison

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The guitarist who influenced me the most, was Mick Taylor during his time with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. kharrison, your avatar shows me that Mick Taylor is your favorite also.

Here is the Mick Taylor tune "Snowy Wood" from the "Crusade"-Album - played with the guitar we are taking about, plugged into a MusicMan 112RP65 without any effects added:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF3JJjGHk-Q

Fred

:applaude Very good playing and tone. I do hear a big MT influence in your playing especially your bends and vibrato. MT is the man and was one of my biggest influences. Mainly the Stones era. Again thanks for posting this as well as info on your TV. What a great story. Play her in good health:salude
 

Jim W

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Very Cool!

Being a lefty back then must have been extra tough! It's great to see a few more vintage bits come to light.
 

MapleFlame

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Who say's P90's don't sound like a PAF. Very nice playing and tone. I bet this guitar weighs in like Balsa wood.
 
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