Gosia private collection
Gibson les paul junior 1959
This Les paul junior is a 100% original and very rare 1959. In 1959 there are only some made, but with that killer neck. Maybe my best guitar i ever had. for playing i put on reissue tuners, but original in the case. I bought this from a very trusty vintage dealer "know your vintage guitars".
Gibson ES 335 1962
This guitar is almost 100% original. The original owner changed only the tuners in groovers, like so many old gibsons. But now the guitar stays in tune perfectly. If had to choose to have only 1 guitar, it would be maybe this one (other should be my 1959 les paul junior or my 1957 fender stratocaster.
Also the story is so exclusive : When i played in my first professional band "the schmutz" in 1985 i could by a 1962 es 335 for 70000 bef (= 1735 euro ). I was at the shop J&R and said i have to think about it one night(it was a very busy time.....we had a nr 1 hit in the charts). So next day i did a phone call to them and damm the guitar was sold. A few laters on i played with Lange Polle (later on called Monsieur Paul in TRIGGERFINGER) and i could buy his es 335 from 1962 (i am almost sure it was this guitar from the shop a few years before) but didn't have the money at that time. In 2010 i met again him and asked if he would sell that guitar, but ....no way he should sell it. Later on he sold all his equipment to a renting company. And in aug 2016 i was luckely to buy the guitar from Peter Verbraken.......so so luckely.....i will never sell this one
Fender stratocaster 2tone 1957
This incredible stratocaster from the very good year 1957 ( i heard no one better since i have this one. It is in my possession more then 30 years now. I bought this guitar in the 80's for 140000 bef (3500 euro) which was a lot off money in these days. original, but i put in a 5 way switch. At that time we didn't care about changing things and i have off course the original switch. But who cares, because in this live i never will sell this outstanding guitar.
Gibson es 175 1962 toots thielemans
This guitar is 100% original, and yes it still have those incredible PAF's
And it already has an incredible story, but this is not at the END at the moment. I bought this from the widow off an already famous well known jazzplayer in Belgium : Ray KIng, who was a friend off Toots Thielemans and they lived in the same region, and they know each other. Also this guitar was used on his records. I have all on original letters, but know it seams that this guitar is pictured together with Toots on his full album Bluesette. We investigate each detail on the guitar and on the picture. yes completely the same. All seems to go in direction that this is the guitar off Toots....but we have this year an appointment with people who knows Toots very well. Anyway : the guitar has all the same color and fadings on the album, they know each other very well, ray king was also very well known, the guitar on the album never showed up again and in the 60's there were only a few es 175 in Belgium (investigation told us 3 and the 2 others are very different )Also the widow when she was still alive told us that this was Toots guitar and no one may play on the guitar from Ray. ..... so it looks to go to the right way...and we are now almost sure it is his guitar.. to be continued. We will also publish a video where Tim Finoulst, an incredible jazzplayer will play on this guitar.
Fender stratocaster olympic white 1963
This 100% original guitar i already have for more then 30 years .....she is an incredible one. I owned the last 30 years, more then 20 vintage strats, and this is together with my 57 the best sounding ever.
30 years ago, i owned a 1962 sunburst slabboard stratocaster, that was in exeptional mint condition. The owner off the olympic white wanted a sunburst 62, and he contacted me if we could swap these guitars. I never forget, we played on both guitars till 04.00u in the morning and must say i didn't like the sunburst at all. Luckely he did. Can not explain, but the 62 sounded like a new guitar........and the olympic white one was sounding so so fat and bluesy.....OMG i need this guitar.....and yes we swapped. A few years ago i had a big offer on this one and i thought to sell it.....but my wife was so so angry that i didn't sell it...can you believe......now i am so thankfull to her that i didn't sell it.
Gibson sg melody maker 1966
Bought this one in the UK, 100% original, in that incredible color pelham blue. This is a very underrated guitar . It is a killer tele sound on steroids. Only the neck from this one is small. But all get used after a while.