1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

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1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (opticnerve) » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:35 pm

Here she is...

Serial # B(or P?)9 13X

It sure looks like a P to me.
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second

Postby (opticnerve) » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:36 pm

More pics.
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (antipodean) » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 pm

It's so sparkling clean apart from that tiny flaw. It looks like it was locked away in a climate-controlled dust-free environment for 60 years.
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (clasbas) » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:57 am

antipodean wrote:It's so sparkling clean apart from that tiny flaw. It looks like it was locked away in a climate-controlled dust-free environment for 60 years.


Totally agree. I almost wonder if it's ever played
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (opticnerve) » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:43 am

Actually, it has been played, but very little. There is a small amount of belt buckle worming on the back.

Dude probably played one rehearsal or gig when the "no mishap" strap had a mishap??!!
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (clasbas) » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:20 am

opticnerve wrote:Actually, it has been played, but very little. There is a small amount of belt buckle worming on the back.

Dude probably played one rehearsal or gig when the "no mishap" strap had a mishap??!!


That might be why we do not see those straps today? :D
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:20 pm

Well that is just lovely. :D
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (morrow) » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:41 pm

Ouch .
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (Kopfjaeger) » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:10 am

Tony,

Very nice buddy!! I cant wait to see her in person! I'm so relieved that you were able to acquire her. I bet I know someone who is jonesing for that case! LOL!!!!

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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (opticnerve) » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks Sepp!

I shipped it to Dale yesterday.

I'll let you know when I get it back & we'll set up a play date!

Cheers!
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (ram) » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:16 am

Ya' know, all the years I have been reading posts in this forum; it never ceases to amaze me the child at Christmas excitement I get when reading about peoples' projects or acquisitions. You all are infectious!!! Thanks!
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (chrisdski) » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:50 pm

Hopefully you’ll post progress pictures of the repair. Congratulations on saving this gem.
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (collin) » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:18 pm

So stoked that you got this, Tony.

Please share an update when you get it repaired, it will be a sight to behold!
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Re: 1959 4000 Factory Second, lol

Postby (opticnerve) » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:12 pm

collin wrote:So stoked that you got this, Tony.

Please share an update when you get it repaired, it will be a sight to behold!


Will do Collin!
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