Here we have Tom Wittrock. He is showing us Original Vintage Gibson Les Paul 1958 & 1959. Tom Wittrock has owned and operated Third Eye Music since 1976, and is now the most established vintage guitar store in the Springfield, Missouri area. Tom buys, sells and trades all kinds of guitars and related items.
You are looking at two of Toms late 50′s Les Pauls. The first guitar is a 1958 model that Tom had nicknamed ”The other woman”. The second guitar is 1959 model that is nicknamed ”Donna”. He has had both of these guitars for twenty-five years. He brought them to the Arlington Guitar Show because a lot of people almost never get a chance to see these things up close. This way they could look at them closely.
History of the guitars
The Gibson Les Paul 1958 has been through several dealer collectors hands back in 70’s and 80’s when it landed with Tom and he decided that he is the rightful owner and that this guitar is staying with him.
He said that he didn’t know much about the background of the Gibson Les Paul 1959. Apparently some man who was a repairman got it off a customer and sold it for a lot of money and that boosted his business, so he was able to stay in it and do a good job. Then it came into Toms hands.
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