ORIG VINTAGE PRESTIGE LP SONNY ROLLINS SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS BOUGHT NEW 1 OWNER - rare vinyl collector item


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ORIG. VINTAGE PRESTIGE LP SONNY ROLLINS "SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS" BOUGHT NEW 1 OWNER

ORIG VINTAGE PRESTIGE LP SONNY ROLLINS SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS BOUGHT NEW 1 OWNER
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#6625
Ebay Item #
301095847600
Sold Price
$1500.00
Bids
1
Auction End date
15 Feb 2014
Seller Location
Chatsworth, California

Item Description

1 Owner bought new in NYC, Prestige Records Saxophone Colossus, Sonny Rollins.. CONDITION NEAR MINT, VINYL IN NEAR PERFECT SHAPE, DEEP GROOVES, HIGH SHEEN, WAS PLAYED THE FIRST FEW TIMES BY A SAXOPHONE PLAYER AND GOD FRIEND OF MINE WHO WAS AND IS STILL METICULOUS. THE JACKET IS IN GREAT SHAPE, IT HAS A SMALL TEAR ON THE UPPER RIGHT SEAM, AND NICK ON THE LOWER LEFT AND TINIER NICK ON THE LOWER RIGHT. I THINK THE PHOTOS TELL THE STORY. I WAS VERY CAREFUL IN TAKING THESE PHOTOS.
ACCORDING TO THE OWNER IT HAS NO FLAWS IN THE LP'S PERFORMANCE ON THE TURNTABLE. according to the owner SONNY ROLLINS LP "SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS" ORIGINAL PRESTIGE RECORDS LP-7079. This is the original 1956 deep groove mono pressing with West 50th Street, NYC labels, and RVG engraving in the trail-off vinyl on both sides. VINYL: VG, clean and glossy, minor groove wear on a few tracks. Labels are bright yellow, with minor spindle wear on one side. Record has minor surface noise in places, and a brief 15-second warp in the lead-in grooves, but plays perfectly. COVER: VG/Excellent, lamination intact, top right hand corner has 1-inch split, and both bottom corners have minor nicks.

Below is a description of "flat edge" that I found on the web, though it's talking about Blue Note LP's and not Prestige.It's what I thought: the lead in grooves DO NOT have the raised area at the very edge of the record to prevent the stylus from slipping offthe disk. The very earliest Prestige and Blue Note LPs had a flat edge. Later recordings all have a raised edge. I never noticed what my COLOSSUS copy has, so you'll have to check it.


1. Flat Edge

The very earliest 12″ microgroove Blue Note LPs (1956/7) were pressed withouttheslightly raised profile to the edge of the central label area – called a “groove guard” – which is found on all later pressings. The first pressings of BNLP 1500-1557 all have a flat profile, and none after.
On Feb-15-14 at 09:53:11 PST, seller added the following information:

I may relist the LP as its in VG Condition