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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Extreme Chambering

Found this, of all places on a motorcycle forum.
Can't vouch that it is a vintage goldtop as stated, but here goes.

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Guitar thread - Page 53 - ADVrider


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By Buzzy Levine

Here’s what’s new and interesting at Lark Street Music in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Here’s a 1953 Goldtop Les Paul that was owned by an American genius who hollowed it out from the back.

Upon seeing it, Les Paul’s personal luthier asked, “Did Les do this?”

This is a great-sounding guitar — but don’t try this at home. Well, OK, yes, try it! Just not on another ’53 Les Paul. Or a ’57. Maybe a ’72 … they’re mostly too heavy anyway. An early nudge to Gibson to lighten up!

For more information, check out Lark Street Music’s official website and Facebook page.

Photos: Bernard Levine
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Re: Extreme Chambering

Saw that a while back, yeah. I think Gibson did one for Mary Ford too back in the day or something.
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Thats horrible.
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Re: Extreme Chambering

|Is that one of Billy Gibbons, apparently he even chambers the necks.
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Re: Extreme Chambering

Its just horrible because it is a vintage LP, but ANYONE can do to their guitars what ever then want as long as it gives you pleasure and fun times, thats all that matter.
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I should check it out when I'm in the area.
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Re: Extreme Chambering

Now thats chambered. I saw a gold top not to long ago that had been chambered. They had used a control cavity cover. It didn't look bad but wasn't for me. I wonder how much this one was before the work was done? Compared to now.
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Re: Extreme Chambering

Ah, that was a 52 once (ground wire channel). Might still be a great sounding guitar, but it looks horrible.
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Beautiful pressboard back and back fasteners!! Although, I would have gone with nickel screws. Tone Baby!!
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Re: Extreme Chambering

I played a chambered GT (think it was a 53) with a bigsby. The guitar looked much better than this. The back had been laminated back on and the chambering (from tapping on the back and seeing the control cavity routes which were intact) wasn't as extensive...it sounded absolutely awesome. Like a hollowbody. Would absolutely never do it myself but in retrospect I should have bought that guitar.
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I played a chambered GT (think it was a 53) with a bigsby.
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Vintage Custom Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Blue w Bigsby Whammy Bar | eBay


how much were they asking for the one you played? I'm fond of strange butcheries & always looking.

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Vintage Custom Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Blue w Bigsby Whammy Bar | eBay


how much were they asking for the one you played? I'm fond of strange butcheries & always looking.

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Wow. No. This one had a natural finish and you almost could not tell it had anything done. Really I didn't notice until they told me and I tapped on the back and heard a hollow sound.
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That aint right!
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lolz

I'm on that forum, too. There's no place like MLP, though.

I've only ever posted there to buy or sell stuff for my beemer. Didn't even notice the guitar thread, because I'm too busy hangin' out over here
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Re: Extreme Chambering

Here's the work of yet another expert craftsman who chambered a vintage goldtop. It appears that a new back was glued in place after hogging out the body. Awesome job of converting it to a banjo also.

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While we're on the subject of modified goldtops, lets not for forget this lovely 52/53 which I'm going to guess was crafted by an angry wife/GF





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Ya know...some people are just ****ing idiots
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While we're on the subject of modified goldtops, lets not for forget this lovely 52/53 which I'm going to guess was crafted by an angry wife/GF

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p...phammered2.jpg

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I'd love to see a restoration thread of this fallen champion.
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Here's the work of yet another expert craftsman who chambered a vintage goldtop. It appears that a new back was glued in place after hogging out the body. Awesome job of converting it to a banjo also.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p...asketcasea.jpg
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Agreed....where the hell'd this guy learn to cut a nut?!
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I've seen pics of a similarly done custom.
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WTF, ****ing crazy people.
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I played a chambered GT (think it was a 53) with a bigsby. The guitar looked much better than this. The back had been laminated back on and the chambering (from tapping on the back and seeing the control cavity routes which were intact) wasn't as extensive...it sounded absolutely awesome. Like a hollowbody. Would absolutely never do it myself but in retrospect I should have bought that guitar.
So no wood is better then old wood.

Why didn't the banjo guy just sell his guitar and buy a banjo?
It's not even going to sound like a banjo.
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Re: Extreme Chambering

just in case there are impressionable youths watching, dont try this at home..on your instrument, your moms or dads, or any other poor unsuspecting instrument that may seem a bit..heavy shall we say..just back away from the power tools...
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