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I recently acquired a Clinic LP, but there's not a lot of info online about them.
Is there any authorities or experts on the guitars out there?
 

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I recently acquired a Clinic LP, but there's not a lot of info online about them.
Is there any authorities or experts on the guitars out there?

Marcell Furlanetto (on this fourm) can probably dig up all the info you need on it. His father (George Furlanetto) was one of the owners of the Guitar Clinic.

Dan Achen and Colin Cripps probably have allot of info on them as well. I know that there are only about two dozen of them out there and they are fairly well sought after and fetch a pretty good price.

The Guitar Clinic no longer exists, the sign is still up but it is actually F-Bass that resides there.
 

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They might be hesitant to talk about them for legal reasons.
I remember seeing them hanging on the rack to dry back in the 90s.
Very authentic.
 

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There was one in 12th Fret last week.
 

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There was one in 12th Fret last week.
same one that was at capsule for months before it was sold?

the clinic lesters out lestered the gibby custom shop lesters of the same era.
very accurate builds and excellent, if subtle, relic jobs. they command about the same $$$ as murphy lesters.
 

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pardon me gentelmen, but what's a murphy LP?
 

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There are a few good threads that mention GC Les Pauls over on the Les Paul Forum - several of the folks involved with their creation contributed to these:

http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33700
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109334
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70549
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47411
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26926

and some interesting information buried in here
http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106207

Most of the GC Les Pauls are really excellent guitars. Most are in the '59 mode. There were several batches, each with its own set of distinctive design features, and there are a few oddballs - one set up as a Mary Ford-style GT, and three with korina bodies, of which one has no inlays, bindings or Gibson markings.
 

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had three of em @ one time (2orig., 1 used) 1994-1998: then lost the love of the paul and sold em all !>....boy life is funny.

made with love like the real deals, all of em sounded slightly diff, some better than others, all really good.
mostly honduran mahog, eastern tops, braz boards, all the right apointmts.
I was the orginal owner of the one and only gt mary ford version, that ended up with Ian Thornley, but I heard he may not have it anymore.....that gtr has a rediculous flame top, but it had a huge "gorby" mineral streak through it, so it was done all gold and mary ford look added.(original to gtr, not after)

just under 30 made

_1st run: had slightly shallower headstock angles and very square back edge with higher arched top carves., very good accurate inlay.
--2nd run: rounder than gibson back edge (they had the wrong jig!), shallower more accurate arches in the tops, smaller yellow binding, less accurate inlay (more white), thinner braz boards usually, correct neck angles.

--there were also, single instruments here and there in between the runs, but I do believe, only two full runs, plus the extra couple here and there.

hope that helps !
 

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Reviving a old thread....

I just picked up one of these at Capsule a few weeks ago. I was told they used hide glue.
Is that the one with the Bigsby "snakebite" marks?
 

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Reviving a old thread....

I just picked up one of these at Capsule a few weeks ago. I was told they used hide glue.
Pics! Need Pics Pics!
 

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I'm hopeless at posting pics. Luckily the link is still up at the Capsule site, at least for now:

http://capsulemusic.com/retail/detail.asp?ID=3898

As you can see, it's hardly in pristine condition; it's been ridden hard. But it plays and sounds great. I'll be gigging it tomorrow for the first time at a small party.
Yeah that's Darren's old one. That is a very sweet guitar. I always liked that one.

I have had three of them. One (my fav) had a Korina body and neck. Rang like a MOTHERF*#@ER !!!!!

(There will be more threads about this in the future but......ask Darren about his replacement(s) for that Clinic. Could be another Canadian legend in the making ......I've got one coming in about a week myself :D)
 
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