Stolen: Red Gibson 58 Les Paul Historic w/bigsby

This guitar was seen for sale on EBAY item # 220292308335

It has not been recovered, and there is a full police investigation underway currently. Van Nuys police report on file, GRAND THEFT.

I want my guitar back. If it is returned to me, no questions will be asked and the investigation and all charges will be dropped. If not... I will hunt you down and make your life miserable.

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Rick: 310-279-2388

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For your consideration is this extremely nice very very clean 100% ALL ORIGINAL 1997 Gibson Les Paul Standard 1958 historic reissue. This is one of a limited quantity of Gibson Custom Shop made guitars which were inspired by a 1958 cherry Les Paul Standard with an original Bigsby! We have only seen several of these, and this one is by far the best looking and playing one we've owned. The serial number is "8 7145" and the pot codes are 1379626. This is an authentic vintage reissue and does display the Custom Shop logo on the back of the headstock.
This guitar exhibits several very unique and distinguishing features; 1) the headstock does not have a "Les Paul Model" decal, and remains completely blank with the exception of the inlay Gibson logo. 2) The plain top (as is the case with all of the guitars from this limited production) is finished in a beautiful vintage cherry. 3) The guitar comes equipped with an original Bigsby vibrato. 4) The neck is considerably chunky, and is a really beefy 1958 profile neck.
This guitar is in very excellent plus cosmetic condition. This guitar was never used, and exhibits absolutely zero playing wear. The only ding on the guitar is near the serial number on the back of the headstock. The nickel hardware and Bigsby have not oxidized, and all of the metal parts look new. All of the parts are original and the guitar comes with the original early Gibson Custom Shop black case and a plethora of case candy.

The Les Paul plays and sounds fantastic. After setting up the guitar with fresh strings, we were surprised by how well the Bigsby works- keeping the Les Paul in tune during the entire test drive. The guitar sounds as close to a real 1958 as you can get without re-mortgaging you devalued home. The P.A.F. reissue pickups sound great, the guitar is resonant, and the large neck profile allows you to really experience the instrument. The big neck audibly enhances the tonal quality of the instrument and gives the guitar more warmth and sustain. The attention to detail is phenomenal, and it will be hard to find a better Les Paul. The guitar weighs 9.1 pounds, and feels really great. Having just been setup with new strings, this guitar will arrive in plug-in-and-play condition. These earlier Custom Shop instruments are very nice. Don't miss this opportunity to buy a great guitar that is destined to be worth more very soon.

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Stolen: Red Gibson 58 Les Paul Historic w/bigsby

My STOLEN guitar was sold By Chris Nelson and John Nelson of Vintage Gear Hollywood to Rudi Bults at Fellowship Of The Acoustics in Dedemsvaart, The Netherlands. All parties KNOW it is a stolen guitar, and KNEW THIS WHEN THEY SOLD IT INTERNATIONALLY VIA THE INTERNET>>>

Rudi Bults has my STOLEN guitar (serial number 87145) listed on eBay as:
eBay item number:
"Gibson 58 Les Paul Bigsby Reissue Cherry Red 1997"

Business seller information
The Fellowship of Acoustics
h.j. bults
Moerheimstraat 144
7701CJ Dedemsvaart

The Fellowship of Acoustics Rudi Bults Kanaalweg Oost 36 7691CE Bergentheim (NL) tel +31(0)523-232205|645-386093 E-Mail BTW Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer:NL851536748B01
Trade Registration Number: 851536748
Value Added Tax Number: NL 851536748B01
I provide invoices with VAT separately displayed.

Re: Stolen: Historic Red 1958 Les Paul Factory Bigsby # 8 7145

Re: Stolen: Historic Red 1958 Les Paul with Factory Bigsby # 8 7145 - LOCATED!
Update: the Guitar is being returned to me! Thank you to the Dedemsvaart police in the Netherlands, the L.A.P.D., and the staff at Fellowship of The Acoustics for helping me to get my long lost guitar back!

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