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Duane Allman..Dickie Betts..Toy Caldwell..Gary Rossington..
I played in a Southern Rock band out of Columbus Georgia in the mid-70鈥檚. We played a LOT of Allman Brothers Band, Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band, plus some Clapton, Santana, Zepplin, and so on.
I only mention it cause I know you like the ABB, and we played 20+ ABB songs. Back then, they were my hands down favorite.
 

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@Rick McC. plays the guitar I think?
Who didn鈥檛 grow up listening to their various multiple favorite artists playing a Les Paul? Nice guitar man. Wish I knew how to play. Are you good at it?
I played Les Pauls for many years (35) until I discovered Paul Reed Smith guitars (23 years ago). Better tone, playability in the upper registers, aesthetics, and they weighed a LOT less! I still have an Artist Series Clapton Strat, and a Taylor 314ce, that I play as needed.
 

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Very nice...I had a Sunburst reproduction some years ago. Was almost undetectable as a reproduction and had excellent sound. Always wanted a real Les Paul, but arthritis has taken my ability to play the guitar so I will never own one.
Damn I鈥檓 sorry to hear that Sir! I鈥檒l play a aong in your honor tonight鈥
 
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I had two different cherry sunburst Les Paul Deluxes back then; a !974, and another shortly thereafer, though I didn鈥檛 know it鈥檚 pedigree.

The first one literally fell forward off a very low guitar stand onto the carpeted stage. The neck cracked, right at the bottom of the headstock. Lucikly; the club owner had an old Les Paul standard, which he let me use for the entire night.

I鈥檓 not sure about the spelling in the following, as that was many years ago. Anyway, I took the guitar to J. Rayne Music in Atlanta, and dropped it off. They were an authorized repair center for many different makes of guitars, as well as making their own line of full custom guitars; and they were very well known in the music industry.

They fixed my guitar over the space of a long lunch, which even included a French polish refinishing of the damaged area. When I picked it up, the guy at the counter told me to keep the receipt of their repair work in the case with the guitar.
That was the best info I ever got for free! I traded in that guitar a bit later on a Gibson L6S. When the store owner saw the remnants of the crack on the back of the neck; he was quite concerned. When I showed him the receipt for the repair, and where it had been done; he gave me full value for that guitar on the trade-in.
As my Daddy used to say; 鈥渟on, sometimes it鈥檚 better to be lucky than good.鈥

Now the second one came to me in a round-about way.
A friend and her husband came to see us when I was playing the L6S at a club in Shiloh G#orgia, and he brought along his guitar for me to play, so he could hear what 鈥渋t was supposed to sound like.鈥 He went crazy over the L6S, and I really liked the way his Deluxe sounded and played. So, when I got back to Columbus about 4:AM; I went to his house, and beat on the door. He evenrually got up, came to the door, amd was wondering 鈥渨hat鈥檚 up?鈥 I told him that I鈥檇 trade him even for the Deluxe, and he was good-to-go!

I played that guitar until I got back to Florida, where I traded it for an early Gibson Firebird, and that was the second to last Les Paul that I ever had. The rest may come out one day in the future; older brain cells willing鈥
 
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Damn鈥.$200? Wheh鈥 You don鈥檛 want to know what that would go for these days.

In 1976 the 鈥減ancake鈥 body was discontinued in lieu of a solid body, but you could find them up to 1979.

I would love to own a Les Paul from the Norlin era, although a lot of people do not think this is a good era for Gibson.


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I had a limited edition Les Paul 鈥82 Standard (a remake of the 1952 Standard) I bought for $800.00 in 1982. It had a Flame-Maple top, and the lowest action that I ever had on a Paul. The Bellamy Brothers head roady filed the frets on it twice for me back in my country music days.
I sold that guitar 20 years later, after playing the hell out of it six nights a week for many years for $2200.00 to a guitar collector from Orlando (he couldn't play a lick), and it was a working man鈥檚 guitar. It showed it鈥檚 age, but still sounded good.
 
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