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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by boogieongtr, Dec 12, 2018.
Thanks for the pic update Jim.
Looking great so far.
Looking so awesome!
Where do people find these old messed up 50's Gibbys? I troll CL, stop at every crappy garage and yard sale in the area, all I find is Squiers and crappy acoustics...
OK here's the finish project. My friend Kim at HM did the goldtop finish & aging. It sounds great with the original 57 PAF's....!!
That is stunning! I want it....
Magnificent! I’m wanting this one. Beautiful.
Awesome looking Lester.
Great work Jim / Kim / HM.
Holy Shit! This is just
Chapeau! to all the artisans involved.
Dang that Kim guy does some great finishes... I know first hand, he did mine also..
That came out great!
Simply amazing! Top level work right there. Outstanding job!!
His goldtop finishes are IMOP the Best in the business...!! He did 4 for me last year and I have 3 at his shop now, all 52-57 conversions.
Killer guitar.....thanks for sharing
Their Goldtop color and metallic texture is spot on, but their unconscientious and unprofessional work on two of my vintage guitars probably cost me $20,000+.
Not a fan...
They were unconscious while working on your guitar? That's next-level lutherie!
LOL! Fixed that!
I do have a question, Jim: why are the pickup-rout plugs crossgrain? I would have thought they should be oriented to match the body/cap grain direction.
The weakest glue joint is end grain to end grain. When you make a plug with the grain going the same way as the body the longest two sides of the plug will be end grain to end grain. For a goldtop finish where you don't see the grain match I do it like in this thread. When I make plugs that will get a sunburst finish I will always make sure the grain of the body and plug go the same way and match up.