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  1. Judging by the serial number and comparing with mine it is definitely not '72. More like '75 - but that is just guess work. Nice condition apart from the output socket. DG
  2. .......and more recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FicBrQpRp0Q DG
  3. Story of a Les Paul Personal Around about 1969/70 Jan Akkerman (Focus) bought a Les Paul Personal. While he loved the guitar the electronics didn't suit him so he changed the guitar (many times). This video shows him not long after he got it and how he changed it within the first couple of years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdb9kX_Ljcs DG
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    Thanks for confirmation - it's a long time since I joined here - I can't remember. There might by another reason. DG
  5. Any MODERATORS around? There is a guy who wants to join this forum so that he can answer some questions raised in the VINTAGE section about his guitar. He has applied since early January but has received no reply. Please PM me for details? DG
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    There is a guy out there who has applied for membership since a week or two ago and he has first hand information which some in this group would find VERY interesting. However, he has not received a reply to his application. DG
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    Who is the Moderator for this Board? DG
  8. Here she is - a one off - the only one around? Rob Weaver bought her new in 1978 and did the mod himself - more details later - I hope that Rob will join in and tell us a little bit more about this unique guitar. DG
  9. It is a 1K (Linear - I think) - good luck!! Wiring
  10. daveg

    NGD L5

    Not sure about that? Earlier this year. DG
  11. daveg

    NGD L5

    Should it not have a "proper" carved ebony/rosewood bridge and not the Tune-o-matic?
  12. There is another anomaly with the Mottola Guitar. The bridge is a "fixed" Tunomatic variant whereas Crests usually have an archtop type bridge. The position of the three way toggle doesn't suit either the ES355 or the Crest. There is a "mistake" in the description in the Rudy's ad. Presumably, the whole wiring harness of a Recording has been fitted into the guitar with the necessary extension for the 3 way toggle. Therefore the Controls would be Volume, Bass, Treble and Decade. There cannot be Decade, 2 Volume and 2 Tone as they say - that's five and the pic only shows four. I notice also that it states that there are two outputs - that is a Recording Mark II arrangement. Maybe this guitar came before the Mark II? DG
  13. The Inlaid Marquetry on the back tends to suggest that the Mottola Guitar was a modified "Crest" and not an ES355. The Crest had no pickup routing because its pickups were the Johnny Smith variety. The plain top would then have been easily routed for the Low Impedance pair. Added to this the Crest was a fully hollow body design with no centre block making the routing easier.
  14. The Inlaid Marquetry on the back tends to suggest that the Mottola Guitar was a modified "Crest" and not an ES355. The Crest had no pickup routing because its pickups were the Johnny Smith variety. The plain top would then have been easily routed for the Low Impedance pair. Added to this the Crest was a fully hollow body design with no centre block making the routing easier.
  15. Grog, I expressed an interest in the Low Impedance nature of the ES355 (in a letter) and he was kind enough to mail me the photo. The guitar was a one-off and never went into production. Bence, The finish reminded me of the "Crest" which I have seen a few times. Crest
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