My Les Paul Forum

Les Paul Guitar Forum. Gibson and Epiphone

P6021317-vi.jpg
I'll start with my two. Both are R8s.

[​IMG]
So I know what it is, why it happens, etc, etc. My question is I have read online that there was a brief period where Gibson used a non aniline dye on Historics to prevent the bleed. I think it was 2009-2012. Is there any truth to this?
Flyer2017.A_zpsa7tz2wtv.jpg


IT'S GONNA BE HOT !

THE OFFICIAL

mylespaul
FORUM MEMBERS MEET
at the
2017 SUMMER PHILLY
GREAT AMERICAN GUITAR SHOW

GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER

100 STATION AVENUE
OAKS, PA 19456

JULY 8 & 9, 2017



The MyLesPaul Forum Booth at the
Great American Fall Philly Guitar Show
Has provided some of the best that the
MyLesPaul Forum has to offer.
This Summer's Members Meet is expected to be
the Best Ever!
Come out for the day
or spend the weekend
there will be Dozens of Dealers
showing hundreds of Guitars, Amps, and Gear.
New - Used - Vintage
Old Friends - New Friends
We look forward to seeing you at the
2017 Summer Philly Guitar Show


SEE YOU AT THE SHOW...​
Soldering%20pickup%20covers%202_zps9xbol8am.jpg~original
I've never potted a set of pickups with wax because it looks like a mess that can't easily been undone. Last summer I received something or other that was wrapped in a very thin polyethylene foam sheet material. It got me thinking that this material might work well as a substitute to the silicone I had been using for dampening the pickup covers. I gave it a try and it actually works very well.



[​IMG]

[​IMG]

[​IMG]

[​IMG]

[​IMG]
normal_howbig.JPG
What years are the best for big, fat, baseball bat, telephone pole, fat, fat, necks on Historic Reissues?

I know the general rule of thumb with R7s and R8s having generally bigger necks... but I'm looking for what years have been know to have some tree-trunk like necks. I've had good luck with R7s and R8s from 2001-2003... any other years to look for?

TIA.
I recently found out an old band mate of mine had passed.
We played in a band called Cherokee Rose. I was lucky enough to get his
1981 Custom. All original and lovingly played.
RIP Wylie. One of the best guys.
[​IMG][​IMG]
Just got this guitar back from Dave yesterday and finished putting it together. Started out as a '57 goldtop that I bought from Greg Germino. We wanted to do something different so we decided to do a '58 aged black standard. It got the full treatment including a Brazilian board.

[​IMG]
I am currently waiting for a 1980 Les Paul Custom to arrive.
One of the previous owners has sanded it down, oiled it and put on bee wax.

[​IMG]

Now it looks like a regular natural LPC. As I understand, it was once white/vintage white.
How much will this affect the value of this guitar? I got it on the cheap side, so no worries, just wondering, in case I do not like it and want to pass it along.

Will post up some pics when it gets here :)
I just ran across this on youtube and thought some may find it helpful, or at least, entertaining. I'm a Joe Walsh fan anyway. Enjoy.