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Talk about the one that got away?!? Frampton's Black Beauty Found!!

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That is a pretty cool story. Good for Peter!

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I'd love to hear all the details of how it was found, etc.

Speaking of long missing Black Beauties... where do you think Jimmy Page's stolen one ended up?

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Just amazing that it ended up back in his hands. I can't wait to read the whole story.

Now we just sit back and wait for the $20,000.00 Aged Reissue from Gibson. :)

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Now we just sit back and wait for the $20,000.00 Aged Reissue from Gibson. :)

you could see that coming from a mile away ;)

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I search and found some more pictures of it, man is it rough. Hard to tell what that kind of abuse will do to a guitar.

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I search and found some more pictures of it, man is it rough. Hard to tell what that kind of abuse will do to a guitar.

I looked for pics and all I could find were some of his Signature model LP's that were in Nashville during the flood, those were TOAST!

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This article had some interesting details I hadn't seen. This is incredible! One of the iconic instruments of my youth.

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There are those that are skeptical. Something about inlays, parts and fret-nubs. Maybe it is.

Probably the same types of people who make "sharp knees" criticisms about supermodels they see on the internet.

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Calling Murkat... Restoration job!

I have a pretty good idea in regards who has fondeled it at the custom shop...

While I was there, I was Pete's guy ;)

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There are those that are skeptical. Something about inlays, parts and fret-nubs. Maybe it is.

Probably the same types of people who make "sharp knees" criticisms about supermodels they see on the internet.

If you read some of the "analysis" in the other extensive pages on other forums, there is a real difference in the inlays. Also, Pete's was refretted in pictures with no nubs. This one has nubs. Doesn't look like it was re-bound. I think it's a great story, but there are some legit wholes to the story. Apparently.

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If you read some of the "analysis" in the other extensive pages on other forums, there is a real difference in the inlays. Also, Pete's was refretted in pictures with no nubs. This one has nubs. Doesn't look like it was re-bound. I think it's a great story, but there are some legit wholes to the story. Apparently.

I'm halfway through the THIRTY pages of this thread and the speculation has gone from

  1. It is the Frampton Comes Alive! guitar (a '54 LPC) to
  2. It is one of his backup guitars (which had different fingerboard inlays. TRC, paint, tuners, and bridge - and also would have been on the plane) to
  3. It is not even Frampton's backup guitar to
  4. It is the Frampton Comes Alive! guitar after all because, it appears that the FCA guitar had received a "restoration" at the Gibson factory, which would have included paint, TRC, bridge, tuners, and a new fingerboard (which would have different inlays).

But like I said, I'm only halfway through.

I'm waiting for the MLP crew to find forensic evidence that has Frampton on the grassy knoll in November of '63.

If they need, I can Photoshop it for them.

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If you read some of the "analysis" in the other extensive pages on other forums, there is a real difference in the inlays. Also, Pete's was refretted in pictures with no nubs. This one has nubs. Doesn't look like it was re-bound. I think it's a great story, but there are some legit wholes to the story. Apparently.

I'm halfway through the THIRTY pages of this thread and the speculation has gone from

  1. It is the Frampton Comes Alive! guitar (a '54 LPC) to
  2. It is one of his backup guitars (which had different fingerboard inlays. TRC, paint, tuners, and bridge - and also would have been on the plane) to
  3. It is not even Frampton's backup guitar to
  4. It is the Frampton Comes Alive! guitar after all because, it appears that the FCA guitar had received a "restoration" at the Gibson factory, which would have included paint, TRC, bridge, tuners, and a new fingerboard (which would have different inlays).

But like I said, I'm only halfway through.

I'm waiting for the MLP crew to find forensic evidence that has Frampton on the grassy knoll in November of '63.

If they need, I can Photoshop it for them.

Ah yes! the formerly missing frames of the "Kiz-ruder film". Makes me think of that T-shirt from Killer Vintage that shows Oswald, Ruby and the sheriff.

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Ok, I'm finally finished with that thread and I'm exhausted.

And if possible, slightly less intelligent.

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