Gibson guitars-Les Paul

Mary, your #88, reminds me of an article I read about Justin Hayward. Justin, loves his Gibson ES335; he calls it his "Mickey Mouse" due to the way the body of the guitar is shaped. He bought one earlier in his career and then had to sell it because he was getting "poor" again with his career. Poor thing. But he never forgot that guitar and looked forward to getting another one again. But it was elusive. He even made a trip to Michigan when he could afford the trip apparently where the Gibsons were being made. And they would not sell one to him; don't recall why they would not. Well, somehow and after more time, he was able to acquire another one and he vowed he would never let it go again.

When Justin plays that guitar, I don't want to listen to John Lodge playing his guitar (he plays a bass and is excellent in his own right); I have to listen to his separately; because Justin is a genius on that guitar. He really knows everything about it and what all he can do with it; he uses pedals and you will see him constantly turning buttons on and off that guitar. He is magic with that guitar.

He has a lot of respect for his guitars and treats them accordingly. If he finds he is not using a guitar enough in his collection, he will sell it because he wants them to be played and not sitting idly in his collection. I think I have gotten most of Justin's story correct; I would have to look for it again. The ES335 became elusive for him after he sold his original one. He persevered, however, and was able to find another one. Justin Hayward and John Lodge are still members of The Moody Blues along with Graeme Edge. They still tour in the U.S. and Europe, perhaps mainly England. The U.S. has myriads of Moody Blues fans just like the Everly Brothers have many fans in Europe.
Last update on January 29, 5:09 pm by Lenore.
Fabulous signed Gibson guitar, such a great photo.

London 1980 Don gave Albert the Gibson guitar
Just got this in my e-mail:

I know I wouldn't miss it if I were somewhere nearby.
Ricardo A-Priori
You must be like a child in a sweet shop Ricardo. What a beautiful display of guitars, mandolins etc, they are so tastefully displayed.

What a fabulous mandolin that Skaggs is playing in one of your links.

I saw that the entrance fee is not too much and free for many. What a great opportunity for some to go and look at all of these, some nearly 100 years old.

:D LOL Chris. You should've seen me at Manny's, [a long time ago] where I came across none other than Stevie Wonder! [Mr Goldrich must've had to mop the floor the way I was drooling!]

Check out:


around 2:14 and 3:30

Last update on May 15, 6:53 pm by Ricardo Delgado R..
Ricardo A-Priori
Ha ha we find in this clip with Les Paul and ZZ Top that ZZ's name is Willy/Billy, so I gather William!!!

Les Paul with Steve Howe on another clip.

Brian May with Les Paul.

Les Paul and ZZ Top spoke of Slash, so a clip of Les Paul with Slash too.
Last update on June 11, 6:32 am by Chris.
Just watched the Billy Gibbons & Slash parts. Will watch rest later. Thanx Chris!!!!
Ricardo A-Priori
An interesting comment at around 3.30 that I feel most of us would agree with.


I saw this guitar signed by Phil and Don on eBay brought the info with the photo and accidently deleted it, when I searched again I could not find the guitar so maybe it is sold now, I do wonder what a signed guitar by the Everly Brothers goes for nowadays.

Maybe Ricardo can fill us in on the type of guitar it is.
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