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wow indeed...

"Long story short, the guitar was hardly played. Eric was the first to turn a screw on it, it's the very definition of "under the bed". It came with all the case candy imaginable, including the ridiculously rare "57 PAF tag", an unused chord (still has the factory tie), strap, 57 brochure, Cali girl case.....etc etc. It has the early PAFs with steel covers and screws, one stickered, one not. Weighs in at 8lb 9oz. Serial is in the 7-69XX range."

 

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wonder how he found it and what he paid?
 

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I guess if you are a collector it is an interesting pickup. It is certainly in phenomenal condition. Just my personal preference but I find it very unappealing.
 

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I guess if you are a collector it is an interesting pickup. It is certainly in phenomenal condition. Just my personal preference but I find it very unappealing.
It's a museum piece. Gold tops aren't really my thing, but if I found an old Nocaster in that shape I'd be in tears
 

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Good grief.

Since it's untouched... is it any good? And by that I mean was it unplayed because it's a dead piece of wood with a very pretty finish, or was it completely forgotten about?

Either way, that's clean as a whistle.
 

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Good grief.

Since it's untouched... is it any good? And by that I mean was it unplayed because it's a dead piece of wood with a very pretty finish, or was it completely forgotten about?

Either way, that's clean as a whistle.
There's a thread on TGP about it too

Pretty much been under a bed it's whole life,purchased from the daughter of the deceased owner.
Still had the factory strings on it except for the high E.
I love this pic,shows top wrapping isn't a new fad.
 

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Of course you do.
I'm not sure why you even opened this thread ,or am I ?
LOL

I'm waiting for the "you put those pickups in an Epi and it will sound just as good" comments.

I love that close up of the bridge with the original flatwounds. The new owner has taking that tailpiece off and replaced it with an accurate replacement - I assume to preserve the original which appears to have worn quite a bit by the top wrap. There was also a laminated newspaper article from the early 90s in the case, so it's not like it never got played. Just not played hard or often, I would suspect.
 
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hahaha...my "88 will be due next year.:D
LOL

Now that I think about it, I probably did my '77 a decade ago. I threw out the 30 year comment because it's twice as often as that '57 has been set up. My joke had a lot of truth to it, I see now.

My '73 Strat's been refretted twice now, so that's more like 22 years/setup. Damn crappy Fender quality - I guess that's why I like Gibsons more.
 

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Of course you do.
I'm not sure why you even opened this thread ,or am I ?
It's got nothing to do with what it is or the age. I am not a fan of gold tops or cream pick guards and pickup rings. Now if it was red with gold or black, it would appeal.
 

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Super cool. I'd love to try it...

The shame is that I have a feeling it's going to play like butter and sound glorious whether it does or doesn't. I hate that....I need to touch!!!
 

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Super cool. I'd love to try it...

The shame is that I have a feeling it's going to play like butter and sound glorious whether it does or doesn't. I hate that....I need to touch!!!
The shame I have is the feeling that I think it will play and sound *more or less* like most of my other guitars....and my dream that all my playing deficiencies are due to my instruments, will be lost forever. :)
But i'll look damn good playing it, and the street cred of owning it would totally be worth it.

from the investment perspective, I wonder if theres still room in the market? if this is worth, say $100k, in 10 years will someone pay $250k for it?
 
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