I recently had the pleasure of brokering the sale of a very special guitar: a 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty. You’ve got to love it when you can bring good people together to pass the torch of a truly special guitar. Such happened recently and I was happy to be a part of it.
For some reason, triple pickup 1958 Les Paul Customs keep finding their way to me. This one comes from Chicago where the seller I brokered it for has owned it personally since 1958 and there are no modifications.
The guitar story behind this beautiful 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom is that it was purchased by Bob Marciante (Bob Marcy), an entertainer, guitarist drummer and mainstay performer in the Chicagoland area in 1958 from a friend who only had it a few months. Here’s where the story gets interesting...
Bob’s friend was a female guitarist in 1958 who just a few months earlier, bought the Black Beauty new from a shop in Chicago. She had just landed a big gig in Las Vegas and figured she needed that new Les Paul Custom.
However, her plans got suddenly and dramatically altered when she found herself engaged to be married. So instead of flying to Las Vegas for a high profile standing gig, she got engaged and decided to quit the music business to get married. Such were the times…
So, she sold the Les Paul Custom to her friend Bob and he’s had it ever since. Bob has continued to perform for many years in the Chicago area and is also a talented drummer and entertainer known as Bob Marcy.
The buyer of this original ‘58 Fretless Wonder was Jimmy Boreson of Jimmy’s Vintage Guitars located in Auburndale, Florida.
Jimmy’s Vintage is great guitar shop in the old school style like they used to be in decades past, where you come in and actually feel and play the instrument until you find that special guitar that speaks to you.
So now this beautiful 1958 Les Paul Custom has a new home after 61 years and everyone is happy.
Please feel free to contact us if you have a vintage guitar to sell or are looking for a special one we’ll make it happen. There is nothing like the feeling of sharing the joy of a 1950s Gibson Les Paul and passing that torch to keep the Vintage Guitar Legacy alive and well.
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