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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HNGD - Les Paul LQ

2005 well loved/played LQ

I gutted this one and put all new electronics in, good pots, vintage braid wiring and Dimarzio 36 Aniv PAF's.













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Unread 05-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

happy NGD!

i have one of these, and it's wonderful. How's the neck on yours? mine (i call him Lochaber) has a nice, thick handful. Love it.
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happy NGD!

i have one of these, and it's wonderful. How's the neck on yours? mine (i call him Lochaber) has a nice, thick handful. Love it.
I like the neck, its thicker than my slim taper Tributes but its not baseball bat thick. This is a Gibson with an Epi logo at the top.
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Damn.

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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

That is really one very beautiful LP. I couldn't understand why ll IrOnCiTy ll was getting so little attention on this when he listed it. These JDM MIJ's just don't come available very often in the U.S. That was a great score for you and with the upgrades, I'll bet a forever keeper too. Welcome to the MIJ club and HNGD.
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

Beautiful, congrats! Great pics, looks even nicer than before.
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That is really one very beautiful LP. I couldn't understand why ll IrOnCiTy ll was getting so little attention on this when he listed it. These JDM MIJ's just don't come available very often in the U.S. That was a great score for you and with the upgrades, I'll bet a forever keeper too. Welcome to the MIJ club and HNGD.
Yes its a keeper for sure!

I put about 6 hours of work into it, leveled and dressed the frets. Fixed a chip on the back of the neck and all of the electronics work. And honestly right at this moment like it better than that new Elitist GT I got.
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

Another beauty! It's hard to beat a nice Plain Top and that one is very nice!

HNGD! Again!
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

For those of you that own LQ's. Are we sure that these are finished in Lacquer? The reason I ask is when I was fixing the chip on the neck I did various test's to determine what I could use to fix it. I took acetone as well as lacquer thinner on a q-tip and rub it on various places and it did not affect the finish. Normally on like a Nitro finish it will react to this test. I also think other lacquer's would have reacted as well.
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

HNGD! Great finish, and nice find. I'm still keeping my eyes open for a MiJ Epi here...
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

This Geetar in the Picture is certainly making a statement (may be due to beautifull photography you`ve done) and that HONEY BURST (if i am right) is appealing,

HGD .... your geetar is sexy love the curves :P
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ



Oh my....
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn. That's a sexy instrument right there. HNGD. You've got quite the quiver...
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

That is a nice looking plain top.
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

Nice guitar.

I have an erection.
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

from the first few pictures, i thought it was a Gibson. Congrats man. shes a beauty
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Nice one!
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Beautiful, just freakin' beautiful!
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Beautiful! That first photo is killer..... Well done and HNGD!
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Re: HNGD - Les Paul LQ

Wow! Love a honey burst.

Just wish I had the skills to do my kit in that color, lol.
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Damn, that is nice
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WTF??? That LP is abso-frigging-lutely GORGEOUS! Got me over here drooling!!!
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Congratulations! That is one of the very rare bursts I actually like! The graduation is subtle and perimeter very symmetrical. Seems about 19 out of 20 have bad looking burst graduations.

I think I like the plain top more than flame or quilted; at least with lite color like yours.
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Hello Everyone:

I agree it is a sweet guitar, I love the MIJ stuff, I had a couple, but I had to let them go, maybe someday I'll get another one.

they're keepers for a reason, I remember seeing some of them over there that had USA pickups in them, not the elitist stuff, but some of the regular ones Ibashi Music was selling for a while.

I forgot what's the name they gave them?.

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i hate to be that guy, but i'm selling mine in the UK at the moment if anyone fell in love with twill's
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i hate to be that guy, but i'm selling mine in the UK at the moment if anyone fell in love with twill's
I saw it earlier, man these guys that originally owned these did not really take care of them. Mine was pretty beat and banged like yours.
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I saw it earlier, man these guys that originally owned these did not really take care of them. Mine was pretty beat and banged like yours.
it's crazy, isn't it? i thought the japanese were the custodians of les pauls... mine isn't in terrible shape but it certainly isn't mint!
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