I got to play the real Goldie

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  1. bluesky636

    bluesky636 Active Member

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    Just got back from TDY in Monterey, CA. During my limited free time (a short day was 12 hours), I made it over to Rumble Seat Music in Carmel-By-The-Sea. I saw a Gibson "Goldie" on display on the wall and asked if it was the Custom Shop version. I was told no, it was the real one. I asked if I could hold it, and was told "Sure, why don't you plug her in and play her?" I almost fainted. Anyway, they plugged me into the bright side of a vintage Blackface Bassman and let me have at it. I'm a lousy player and I was scared to death I would drop her, but I managed to crank out a few lead lines that didn't sound half bad. My hands were shaking when I finally handed her back over. It was truly an uplifting experience. My thanks go out to the guys at Rumble Seat.

    Note that the guitar was not for sale. It was just on loan from the owner for display purposes.

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  2. StratoMarshall

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    Very nice!
     
  3. SG~GUY

    SG~GUY Well-Known Member

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    besides black,... the only color a guitar should ever be
     
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    Welcome to The forum..
     
  6. Slick64

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    Thats awesome!
     
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    Cool. Welcome!!!
     
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    rmlevasseur Well-Known Member

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    wow, a real '59 in show room condition. That's as good as it ever got right there.
     
  10. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty good first post, welcome!
     
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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Don't you even dare - that guitar is mine... ALL MINE!! :D
     
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    gear page has a leak
     
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  13. bluesky636

    bluesky636 Active Member

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    Ya'll are welcome. :D
     
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    Can I crack on your ford hat ?

    Just kidding . Nice experience and sweet guitar . Welcome to the forum
     
  15. Jaymz E

    Jaymz E Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I feel blessed that I own a CS '59. A real '59 standard worth over $250,000. I'm to poor to even look at it.
     
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  16. bluesky636

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    I was told by one of the guys at Rumble Seat that the owner of Goldie had turned down an offer of $500K.
     
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    BluesRocker Well-Known Member

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    I played on a real '59 a few years back. The guy at the shop told me Billy Gibbons had come down to Nashville to record and borrowed the guitar to use. Dont know if that was true but there was 200k in my hands..
     
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    Vinsanitizer . Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    That's because it's worth over $750,000. And for all intents and purposes, it's priceless.
     
  19. bluesky636

    bluesky636 Active Member

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    They said he MIGHT take $700k. :D
     
  20. MonstersOfTheMidway

    MonstersOfTheMidway Well-Known Member

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    Very nice photo. thanks for sharing/posting.
     

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