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    So I was out visiting family a couple weeks ago and had lunch with an aunt and uncle (love me some chile rellenos!) - had a great time. Anyway, we get out to the parking lot and he opens his trunk whereupon I see a guitar case. As he opens it and pulls the guitar out I give it a quick lookover to assess which issue he'll probably ask me to fix.

    But he's telling a story, saying he and my aunt are simplyifying things and were selling a few of their guitars. This one, however, was dear to him and he would rather give it to someone that would give it the playing time it deserved than sell it...so he would like me to have it. By this time my jaw was just hanging slack, wobbling in the afternoon breeze. Though my mind was a little blown I thanked him quite genuinely. Got it back and took some pics.

    Needs new tuners and i might try to track down a pickguard.

    tldr version: early 50's (?) ES-125...

    Tapered headstock
    solid-footed rosewood bridge
    19 frets





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    Awesome! HNGD! Great to have a family heirloom that is also such a cool guitar!
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      • #4
        Awesome! HNGD! Great to have a family heirloom that is also such a cool guitar!


        Thanks! Yeah, he graciously told me I could trade it if I found something I wanted more but this one isn't going anywhere.

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        • #5
          Sweet to have a family-connected guitar. Please, no Floyd Rose for this one.

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          • #6
            lovely
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                • #8
                  lovely

                  Thanks!

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                  • #9
                    Plug that thing into a tube amp and crank up some blues. Those full-hollow P-90 guitars freakin' HOWL!

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                    • #10
                      Plug that thing into a tube amp and crank up some blues. Those full-hollow P-90 guitars freakin' HOWL!


                      That is word right there! the tuner buttons started to fall apart in my hand but I did plug it into a little solid state amp in the meantime and was kind of blown away by the clarity of the pickup - and that little guy shure do like some gain.

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                      • #11
                        Simply amazing! IMO If a guitar is only going to have one pickup it belongs near the neck.

                        Congrats!
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                        • #12
                          Sweet guitar. Congratulations!
                          Guitars:
                          -Fender Wayne's World 2 Stratocaster w/Fat '50s pickups
                          -Fender Blacktop Jaguar HH
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                          -Fender Princeton 112 Plus w/Red White and Blues
                          -Crate Palomino V8
                          Effects:
                          -Way Huge Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz
                          -Pro Co You Dirty Rat Distortion
                          -MXR Carbon Copy Delay

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                          • #13
                            love it.... congrats

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                            • #14
                              love it.... congrats


                              Thank you Mister Sully!

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                              • #15
                                Nice. Now that's a grandpa guitar I wouldn't mind having
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