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Uncle Lou's Classic Guitars
TEL (718) 762-1679 / FAX (718) 762-1679
Lou Gatanas, P.O. Box 580158
Flushing , NY11358

Store Bio

1959 Burst, 1959 Sunburst Les Paul, 1959 Les Paul Standard, '59 Flametop, '59 Burst, or simply Burst...whatever you call them, I'm the guy you need to contact if you're thinking about buying or selling one. I also have the world's most extensive (and expensive!) selection of burst parts. I'm always interested in great vintage guitars (and parts) and will pay crazy money, just name your price! In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, enjoy these copyrighted photos of some cool guitars that have come through here. PLEASE NOTE...GUITARS MARKED "N.A." ARE NOT AVAILABLE.


After more than 25 years of playing and collecting, I've developed an obsession with pre-CBS strats and 50's Les Pauls. I'm considered by many, an expert in this field and have contributed information and photos for dozens of different books and magazines. Please note that a good portion of my inventory is marked "Call For Price...Serious Inquiries Only". These are museum quality/investment grade instruments that should be displayed rather than played, to preserve their present condition. The prices of these instruments are a reflection of that, but should not be considered a "Benchmark" for pricing lesser quality instruments or vice versa. So if you're serious about obtaining an investment you can really be proud of and enjoy...let's talk, but questions like "How much you want for that axe, dude?" will not be responded to.

Payment Policies

Cash, certified/bank check, or wire transfer pre-paid. A 25% minimum deposit is required for "Lay-Away" purchases and shall not exceed thirty days. If item is not paid in full after thirty days, the deposit will be returned less 15% of the selling price for re-stocking.

Return Policies

24 hour money back approval on mail order purchases less a 15% "re-stocking/rental" fee. This is to deter all the "Wankers" who feel they can buy a guitar through the mail, use it on a gig or in the studio, then return it when they're done! No returns on "Lay-Away" purchases.

Shipping Policies

All guitars are shipped and insured at customer`s expense via Fedex. Customer assumes responsibility for any insurance claims.


Any reasonable hour.


Mail order or by special appointment only.


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