How Did Les Paul's Dna Get On This Guitar?

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  1. toomanycats

    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-197...646676?hash=item4203167bd4:g:ud4AAOSwIsddB-mY

    Came across this Ebay listing today. It's a first for me. An auction for a 1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom, allegedly signed by Les, which is not in itself an unbelievable assertion.

    But here's the kicker . . . with DNA proof?!?!

    So many questions. How do you suppose Les' DNA got on the guitar? Did he have an open, oozing sore when he signed it? Did he get sick on it? Did some of his hair get caught in the tuning posts? Maybe he licked the fretboard?
     
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    Does sweat contain DNA?

    I considered saying something about a blue dress, but thought it might be too much.

    Matt
     
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    Lamf77 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hum....well the document (intentially blurred) looks to start out with the word "Opinion" and then probably go on to verify signature due to his expertise.
    It looks like the "expert", Frank, is a forensic handwriting examiner. Sure, forensic testing may use DNA...not sure how it applies in this case. Maybe the seller used poetic license. And again, this looks to be someones opinion, not fact. Without certificate of authenticity, who is gonna believe this? Plus the pickups in the photograph are different from the on listed.
    Very strange indeed!
     

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    I think our sweat and skin flakes leave DNA to be sampled.

    If the glove fits, you must acquit!
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    I did a test a few years back and there was an option to see if I had Neanderthal DNA in my profile. Sure enough....explains some of my gluttonous eating habits and penchant for 'man-caves'
     
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    Was it 23andme? Did you have your results delivered to you in the US or elsewhere?

    Photo of recent AGF get together:

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    sometimes when a guitar and a guitarist love each other very much...
     
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    voodoorat Well-Known Member

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    i've even got a smidge of guitar in my blood...

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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    You guys...:LOL:
     
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    I believe it was 23andme. I had results delivered in US. If I recall they sent a follow up letter claiming they had updated results and this included the cave man analysis.

    Now off to get me some Dino burgers..
     
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    Hey tonray, we're cousins! 23 and Me reported a high number of markers for Neanderthal ancestry for me as well. Otherwise I'm an (almost) full blooded Anglo. Turns out that some of my ancestors were players who swung to the wild side with their Neanderthal brethren. I doubt it was consensual.

    Remnant Neanderthal traits (all dead-on describe me):
    1) Short in stature; 2) No hair on the back; 3) Sneeze after eating dark chocolate; and 4) Lifelong obsession for Betty Rubble.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    I'm pretty sure Neanderthal's didn't have access to dark chocolate and even if they did they were much more likely to go for Almond Joy bars after ravaging some Homo Sapien chicks behind the volcano Theatre
     
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    LMAO not ' real dna" it's supposedly autographed in the presence of a psa dna authentication employee. I dunno how long they've been around.
     
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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    Ooohh, okay I get it now.

    https://www.psacard.com/services/precertified/

    But you've got to ask, what do they assert DNA to stand for, if anything, in the context in which they're using it? Because everyone knows those initials universally stand for deoxyribonucleic acid. By using"DNA" they're trying to imply that their service is more scientifically rigorous than it actually is. Not saying that handwriting analysis is worthless, though it's certainly easier to forge that than DNA. Not even sure if they can do the latter (yet).

    Somebody should report these guys to prominent scientists for misleading appropriation of technical jargon! :ROFLMAO:

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    I slept with my guitar once, too.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    The next big thing after tonewood:

    'Climate Change Guitars'

    "This guitar designed with a low carbon footprint'

    'This guitar is completely biodegradable and can be mulched after shredding'


    It's coming.. Get ready
     
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    5) Neck has a tendency to be stable (y)
     
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