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So, I actually got a guitar earlier this last week, on Thursday. I've been so busy I didn't have a chance to post anywhere but a couple pics to Instagram/Facebook.

 

An online bud over at the Mark Wein Guitar Lessons forums said there that he was thinking about selling his Les Paul Special to get a Yamaha. So we PM'd and he ended up selling it to me.

 

He was great to work with, even when our pre-scheduled vacations and cross-country mailing of payment from me in FL to him in San Diego didn't perfectly sync up.

 

The guitar is beautiful and was in great shape. Seller packed it very well, though UPS managed to ding up the box quite ironically.

 

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I've been wanting a TV Yellow Les Paul Special Doublecut for ages, but they're a little hard to find, and I'm not comfortable sending strangers the amount of money they run for. Seller, though we haven't met in real life, I did not consider a "stranger" in the least, however, so it seems pretty karmic that he would be selling a guitar I figured I would never own.

 

So anyway, here she is. I'ma call her Johnny, in honor of the late great Mr. Thunders (even though he played a doublecut TVY Junior, and occasionally a singlecut TVY Special). And yes Johnny can be a grrl name too.

 

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The case was beautiful.

 

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"Was" being the operative word.

 

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I know, I'm a terrible person. But it's a thing with me.

 

It actually serves a useful purpose. In the scene I play in, there are anywhere from 3 to 5 bands/acts playing on a given bill. Meaning that there could easily be 20 or 30 guitar cases floating around over the course of an evening. Or afternoon.

 

But I can always tell mine at a glance.

 

I sold a guitar the next day. But that's another post.

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I've been wanting a TV Yellow Les Paul Special Doublecut for ages....

 

I can see why. Great looking guitar!

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I read though your post 3 times utterly bewildered until realising the last sentence read

I sold a guitar the next day.

and not "I sold the guitar the next day".

 

Congrats on the DC. [thumbup]

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Very Sweet!

Those DC TV Specials have always been really attractive to my way of thinking.

 

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As a matter of interest how is the neck profile - '50s or '60s?

 

Pip.

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I read though your post 3 times utterly bewildered until realising the last sentence read

and not "I sold the guitar the next day".

 

Congrats on the DC. [thumbup]

 

Thanks, haha, no, she's staying!

 

I sold a cheapie Les Paul Junior:

 

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Obviously, the proceeds didn't pay for the Special, but every little bit helps. I'ma sell me another one also.

 

I arguably have too many guitars. [thumbup]

 

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I arguably have too many guitars. [thumbup]

 

 

Well, you'll get no argument from me Brian. I think I've got too many but I'm nowhere close to 24 + 4 basses!

 

Tell me, do you change all the strings on them at the same time? [biggrin]

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Congrats on your nice catch, belated HNGD! [thumbup] TV Yellow is a great colour, even greater when considering its history [biggrin]

 

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I arguably have too many guitars. [thumbup]

 

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You can't say that. :rolleyes: If I agreed, I would be a hypocrit. [blush]

 

 

... Meaning that there could easily be 20 or 30 guitar cases floating around over the course of an evening. Or afternoon.

 

But I can always tell mine at a glance.

 

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I can absolutely relate to it. Many moons ago I also used lots of stickers for making my guitar cases unique. :)

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