1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with OHSC, Very Rare!

Early 1957 Goldtop – formerly owned by Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos. One of a very small group of Left Handed Stop Tail Les Pauls from the 1950s.

Thanks to Scott Jennings for reminiscing about this great guitar. I remember when Scott had it for sale in Vintage Guitar Magazine in the early 90s at Route 66 Guitars; somehow I knew I would end up with this guitar some 25 years later – it was worth the wait!

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1957 Gibson Les Paul Special, Ultimate Rock and Roll Machine!

When the job calls for pure Rock and Roll, I know which guitar to reach for: my 1957 Les Paul Special! Within seconds of picking it up, I started hypnotically launching into the essence of hard rock from the Who’s Live at Leeds album: Summertime Blues, My Generation, Magic Bus, etc. Of all my vintage guitars, this one just knocks out the power chords like no other – this guitar is pure rock and roll euphoria!

Specs:

Neck Depth: .92/1st, .98/12th
Pickup Output: Neck/8.23K, Bridge/7.83K
Weight: around 8.5 lbs

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1959 Gibson ES-175D with Double White PAFs, OHSC, Hangtags, Receipt!

This is a very rare, unmolested and unharvested time capsule/survivor guitar: a super clean 1959 ES-175D, Near Mint Condition, one-owner, OHSC, hangtags, cord, receipt, AND Double White PAFs! Ser # A298xx with FON S6487xx. All original except for the older trapeze tailpiece; has 3 extra small holes underneath the holes for the trap TP; probably had a zigzag on there before. Original shrunken tuner tips have been replaced with Uncle Lou Premium Tuner Tips. This guitar has been completely inspected, authenticated, and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music: http://www.topshelfmusic.com

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Lefty 1960 Gibson ES-345TD

Original factory Left-Handed 1960 ES-345TD, with original factory stop(with no other tailpiece ever on the guitar). The Golden Era ES-345 in the special-ordered Left-Handed option is about as rare as the ES-335 from the same period; I’ve only seen 3 pre-1965 ES-345s in Lefty!

This one is in EXC overall condition with a beautiful and simply sublime Sunburst finish and a little bit of birdseye in the maple! 100% original except for pro refret(vintage spec wire), the typically shrunken tuner tips have been replaced, Varitone removed and in the case. Great weight at around 7 1/2 lbs. This 345 is A33701, less than 200 numbers from my righty 1960 ES-345TDC: A33896. These numbers would be from the 1st half of 1960(May-June) where you still have the bonnet knobs carried over from 1959.

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1964 Lefty Gibson ES-335TDC, Factory Stop Tail, One of One!

This is a left handed 1964 Gibson factory stop tail ES-335TDC, 100% Original with OHSC, in EXC condition. This guitar has been inspected and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Guitars. The guitar features a vibrant and unfaded cherry red finish, Nickel hardware, Patent No. pickups, Kluson Deluxe single-line tuners. It has had a pro refret, has moderate wear, but in EXC overall condition.

It has a serial # from the 5-digit series of 1964, which also includes the Eric Clapton 335. This is a nice complement to my other lefty 64 ES-335TDC, which is a factory Bigsby:

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LEFTY 1964 Gibson ES-335TDC

The Golden-Era 335 is about the rarest category of Lefty guitars; it seems that many years go by before you ever see one. Over the years, I have only seen 5 Lefty 1958-1964 ES-335s. Even on the lefty worldwide database, http://www.lefty-guitars.de/navigation.html, there are only 2 lefty Golden-Era ES-335s listed(those 2 are included in my count of 5). That places the rarity of lefty Golden-Era ES-335s on par with lefty Bursts, which, at last count, included a grand total of 4 currently in existence(Stroup Burst, Florida Burst, McEnroe, McCartney) plus 1 spotted in Buffalo(by a very reliable source) in the late 70s.

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2003 Brazilian Historic 1959 Gibson Les Paul, 100% Original, Superb!

Left Handed 2003 Brazilian Gibson Historic 1959/R9 Les Paul, 100% Original with OHSC, all tags, paperwork, COA. Near Mint condition with spectacular Cherry Sunburst flame top, and lightweight at around 8 1/4 lbs. I’ve had many beautiful Brazilian Les Pauls over the years, righty and lefty, but this is the nicest one; true collector condition/investment grade Brazilian R9!

Not For Sale

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1961 Fender Strat

Magnificent example of a Lefty 1961 Fender Strat: 100% original with OHSC and hangtags. EXC 8.5/10 condition. 1961 was a great year for Strats; no worry about the red-fade Sunburst finish that plagued 1960 Strats. This Strat has the beautiful blend tri-color Burst that is so much more desirable than the target/bulls-eye Burst pattern that started appearing in 1962. Completely untouched guitar with no changes/mods/broken solder joints etc.

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Lefty 1963 Fender Strat with OHSC, 100% Original, EXC Condition!

Early 1963 Left Handed Fender Strat, Sunburst finish, 100% original, with OHSC(brown case!). Beautiful blend Sunburst, Dark Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, very nice crack-free Green Guard, perfect headstock spag logo decal.

Overall, the guitar is in EXC condition with a very nice front; back and neck have some wear. But when you play this guitar, you will understand why that is…………

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1965 Lefty Fender Candy Apple Red Strat, Pre-CBS Features

Left Handed L-Series Fender Strat in an original Candy Apple Red finish from early 1965, with the desirable
pre-CBS features including Green Guard and Clay Dots. The guitar is 100% original and a very
rare vintage lefty Strat in a Custom Color(Leo Fender’s favorite color was in fact Candy Apple Red).
The guitar is in very clean condition; I’d call it a Near Mint, 9/10 condition.

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Lefty 1961 Gretsch 6120, 100% Original w/ OHSC, Near Mint Condition!

Left-Handed 1961 Gretsch 6120 with OHSC, investment/collector condition,
spectacular example of the iconic 6120 model. Includes enamel-faced B6 Bigsby
that was standard feature on righty 6120s through mid-1959, flamey sides, beautiful birdseye
back, strong Pat # Filter’Tron pickups(neck/4.1K, bridge 5.89K), pots CTS 500k 615 7604 A 6105,
407xx = 3rd batch of 1961, 2nd version cowboy case, original strap.

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