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  1. Very Nice Haul, rct! Philip.
  2. Your wish is my command, Scales, and I hope everyone is well in these strange times! Almost universally the 1959 re-issues have just the 9 XXXX serial number (occasionally 9 XXXXX if more than 9,999 1959 reissues were made in any one year). The 'R' designation usage was originally merely an informal way of identifying these models by 'The Public'. AFAIK Gibson do not call, nor ever have called, a re-issue by the R prefix although there is almost(?) always an 'R9' (or 'R8' etc.) ink-stamp in the main control cavity. There are notable exceptions (such as the chambered reissues) but we needn't concern ourselves with matters which will only confuse the main issue. Pippy.
  3. I'll have One Bourbon, One scotch, One beer please. P.
  4. You are asking us to put sounds into words? OK; don't look (as it isn't the correct footage for the soundtrack) but listen... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y That's it. That's why. That's all. Philip.
  5. You do know that this image isn't 'real'? Philip.
  6. Ah! OK. First thing I thought was 'His daughter uses a Leica M10! Smart Girl!...(*)'. The second thing I thought was 'That sounds exactly like it should have been a Leonard Cohen song!...' Third thing I thought was 'I rather like that song'. Good for him. (*) 0:45 mark. Very possibly an M10-M which is an utterly astonishing piece of kit. Philip.
  7. Hey, Ogre! Thanks very much for the Hi! Hope you are all doing really well! My very best to you all in these weird times! Philip.
  8. Thanks so much! We're staying VERY safe, I can assure you! Been thinking about you and yours in these strange times. It's not easy days! Wishing you and yours the very best, too! Philip.
  9. Ha! Ha! OK; see you guys in another two years! Stay Safe, Everyone! Philip.
  10. Hello there Big Boy! Who is going to explain to poor Uncle Social (on the occasion of his first post!) that this is what happens to a thread once it is assumed the question has been answered?... Philip.
  11. Well, we're taking the car over there in a couple of weeks' time so I'll be sure to post a snap of the 'haulage' on our return sometime mid- August... Philip.
  12. Hi to you, KB! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe in these strange days? I do pop in from time to time as and when I have a mo' but there seems to be a lot of strange internal niggling going on from some strange- and not so strange folks so I'm not sure what to make of the place these days... Hope everyone is really looking after themselves.
  13. In which case might I suggest that it would be unutterably rude of you to turn a deaf ear?... As it happens it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow. Our Crystal anniversary, would you believe? Champagne, needless to say, will be on the Carte des Vins demain-soir...... Nice to hear from you! Philip.
  14. Hello rct! I remember You!............How's it going?! Hope all the members of The Old Guard are safe and well? Best wishes to all, anyhow! Apropos the OP and having just checked one of the reference books here; "Rocket Red and Basalt Blue sparkle finishes were added to the (LP DeLuxe) range in 1974..." Philip.
  15. IIRC there was a limited run of DeLuxes in Red- and Blue-Sparkle finish sometime mid-'70s; Possibly one of those? Philip.
  16. Gillian Girl's Horse? Philip.
  17. You too, Cap. Very best wishes for you and yours. P.
  18. Hi and welcome to the forum. Assuming everything is 'above board' it would appear to be a 1956 Les Paul Special in 'TV Yellow' finish. If it's genuinely an original '56 (and if the ex-owner died in the '80s there's no reason to doubt it) then get it verified and appraised by someone who really knows what they are on about as it will be worth a tidy sum. You could do some of the easiest groundwork yourself, if you wish, by checking out the codes stamped in to the potentiometer bodies of the volume and tone controls (the silver-colured metal housings inside the plastic covered cavity on the rear of the instrument - just in case you are new to this stuff). There will be a long-ish number (or two) which will look something like this; 137 56 28 Going from last group to first this will tell us that the potentiometer (not the guitar) was made in the 28th week of (19)56 and by the Chicago Telephone Supply (AKA CTS - Gibson's usual provider) whose stamp code is 137. This number (as an illustration) would mean that the guitar was crafted sometime after the 28th week...blah...blah...blah...but DOES give a general idea of age. Hope this helps. Absolutely GORGEOUS guitar, BTW. Philip.
  19. I laughed! Thanks for taking the time to explain things! P.
  20. Could you please explain exactly what -and also why - everything here means? Thanking you in advance.
  21. Really pleased to see this outcome, Saturn. The break was the result of an unfortunate accident but you handled the whole shebang very well indeed and, finally, things are turning up 'roses'. Congrats! I'm very happy for you. Philip.
  22. I remember your post telling us of her passing. Very moving it was. She really was one of the most beautiful cats I've ever seen. And of course Brutus, too, Rabs. Very sad to hear both those pieces of news. Sounds trite, I know, but keep them in your hearts and memories and at least some part of their lives will remain for you to love and cherish. Pip.
  23. If you go back into the Lounge, mihcmac, and click on the "Full Walk Through the Gibson, Epi, Kramer..." thread posted by Rabs you will find that it seems as though there will be an Epi version of the Nighthawk coming out - and the Nancy Wislon Signature model at that. As mentioned in the other thread they only part-mention the guitar as they passed it by (name-drop 17:14 and you see it very briefly at the 17:42 mark)... Pip.
  24. Oh, I have to disagree most strongly, Duane. As Sgt. P. mentions all it needs is a lick of paint and a more handsome carriage would be hard to find. ...Stateside, that is............ A bit like this one, perhaps? Certainly would steal the limelight over my 1992 Nissan Micra at any rate. P.
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