Lee called me up last weekend and for some strange reason, I just knew that a form of manual labor would be involved. Saturday morning- "Hey Cub. You busy?" he asked. Now, I should have said that I was working on the Saturn 5 rocket parked in my backyard, but knowing what was coming, I simply told the truth. "Nopers." I said. "What ya got going on?" He proceeded to tell me that it was time to finally make sense of the racks of cases in his garage and would I please be so kind as to help him? "Yeah, I'm on my way." I piped and it was off to Casa de Jackson...
I got over to Lee's house, hit him up for a cup of coffee and we were off to the races. The job at hand was to move the cases off of their racks and into a storage room in his basement and then (unbeknownst to me at the time,) to clean up his garage. Call me a sucker, but I've been "got" like this before. You should have seen what it took to get me over there to help him cut and remove a tree that had fallen in his backyard. I believe the phone call mentioned something about beer and a Falcons game- didn't even catch a play. So, as we were clearing the shelves of said cases, I grabbed this particular chainsaw case and 'lo and behold, it was a tad bit heavier than an empty case should have been. "Hey dude." I said. "This one's got a guitar in it." and before he could make a remark about how I should put in a little work on my biceps, I was on the floor and opening this case. The pictures you see are of what lay inside. It's the cleanest 25/50 Anniversary Les Paul I've ever seen and a virtual work of art. "Holy crap!" he said. "Hell, I forgot I even had that guitar." He grabbed it from me and we started looking it over. I said, "Hey man, Let me take it to the office and clean it up and shoot some pictures. "He shrugged his shoulders and said, "Okay," so here it is, all spiffed up.
While you may see several of these guitars for sale, this one is undoubtedly the nicest of the lot. The gold has not tarnished or been rubbed away and the figuring and mineral deposits on the face make this one of the most unique of the run. The case even has the original shipping paper, so we gave the guitar two extra "cool" points for it still being present. Clean, straight and no excuses? You bet your bottom dollar that's exactly what we got here, so please do give us a shout about this 'Paul. It's collection- worthy for sure!"