No Name Les Paul Guitar

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These were the first Hard Rock pins to be sold retail in the world. The story as told by original Musketeer Malcom "Dixie" Dean, the old sod from London who is a wealth of knowledge:
In my early days of eating in the Original London Hard Rock cafe and talking with the then staff/waitress that served me. (Yes, more than twenty years ago) I was told that Isaac (Tigrett) who was in partnership with Peter (Morton) that in the mid 1980’s, Isaac who was/is a great showman, split the job of running the cafes they had at the time in America between East & West coast with Peter. This meant that Isaac finished up running the five or six cafes on the West coast.
One of the cafes had a manager who played their cafes rock music loud and had allowed one of his waiters to wear a guitar broach on his uniform. Isaac called on the cafe one day and saw the lad wearing it and blew his top (Why is he wearing a broach?). The manager said as it was a “Rock & Roll” cafe he thought the guitar would be OK!
A couple of weeks later Isaac came back saying "I have an idea!!!" He was never one to miss a trick. How about you find out where the waiter got his guitar badge from, buy more, and have all the staff wearing a pin as part of their uniform? To which the manager did and brought more from the local shop that the lad had got his. So, the staff started wearing the guitars pins. People would then ask the staff where they got their pins from. The manager mentioned this to Isaac who says find out who the manufacturer is and order a thousand to sell to the punters. The manager did and put the pins on sale and the pins sold well, so Isaac then expands and gets all the cafes that he looks after to wear said pins and to sell the pins in all the cafes.
It then dawns on Isaac that if he sold them in six different colours he would sell even more pins as people would want to collect all the colours. And so, we have the start of what is a large part of the company’s income ‘Pins’ along with all the other merchandise they now sell.
Isaac then later realised that if each of the cafes had the name of the cafes on them people could then collect all the cafes guitars and colours. Selling even more pins.
The early pins are now known as the “No Name” pins. And if you are a real “Pin collector” you will want one in your collection.

And that, folks is how Hard Rock pin trading began!

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These were the first Hard Rock pins to be sold retail in the world. The story as told by original Musketeer Malcom "Dixie" Dean, the old sod from London who is a wealth of knowledge:
In my early days of eating in the Original London Hard Rock cafe and talking with the then staff/waitress that served me. (Yes, more than twenty years ago) I was told that Isaac (Tigrett) who was in partnership with Peter (Morton) that in the mid 1980’s, Isaac who was/is a great showman, split the job of running the cafes they had at the time in America between East & West coast with Peter. This meant that Isaac finished up running the five or six cafes on the West coast.
One of the cafes had a manager who played their cafes rock music loud and had allowed one of his waiters to wear a guitar broach on his uniform. Isaac called on the cafe one day and saw the lad wearing it and blew his top (Why is he wearing a broach?). The manager said as it was a “Rock & Roll” cafe he thought the guitar would be OK!
A couple of weeks later Isaac came back saying "I have an idea!!!" He was never one to miss a trick. How about you find out where the waiter got his guitar badge from, buy more, and have all the staff wearing a pin as part of their uniform? To which the manager did and brought more from the local shop that the lad had got his. So, the staff started wearing the guitars pins. People would then ask the staff where they got their pins from. The manager mentioned this to Isaac who says find out who the manufacturer is and order a thousand to sell to the punters. The manager did and put the pins on sale and the pins sold well, so Isaac then expands and gets all the cafes that he looks after to wear said pins and to sell the pins in all the cafes.
It then dawns on Isaac that if he sold them in six different colours he would sell even more pins as people would want to collect all the colours. And so, we have the start of what is a large part of the company’s income ‘Pins’ along with all the other merchandise they now sell.
Isaac then later realised that if each of the cafes had the name of the cafes on them people could then collect all the cafes guitars and colours. Selling even more pins.
The early pins are now known as the “No Name” pins. And if you are a real “Pin collector” you will want one in your collection.

And that, folks is how Hard Rock pin trading began!

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