1950's P-90 to PAF Les Paul Conversion

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by boogieongtr, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. amused

    amused Senior Member

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    @Who, if you look at the general vocabulary used in the relic world, we talk about horizontal lines when the guitar is lining in a vertical way lol

    That's how it is at least, and when I want to have a look at my guitar, i usually let it rest on my couch vertically, so lines are definitely vertical on this one ...

    Anyway, very interesting post from JJ Blair here, I am with him, I saw some vertical lines on ES but never on LP, or very little sometimes around the switch...

    I really love the deep checking in fact, but maybe a mix of horizontal and vertical would have been more accurate...
     
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  2. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    I'm pretty happy with the GT finishes on these two.

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    :cheers2:
     
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  3. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Thanks. I don't have much business poking my nose in this section of the forum, other than to check out cool stuff. I definitely don't know the terminology. Thanks for the help. :cheers2:
     
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    jimi55lp Senior Member

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    Your work is spot on and always inspirational! Thanks for making the efforts to document this wonderful workmanship. It's great to know these types of damage and abuse can be so skillfully restored, "ROCK ON"!
     
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    Amazing!
     
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    I know. I know.
     
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    Beautiful work.
     
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  8. boogieongtr

    boogieongtr Senior Member

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    Thanks Steve..!! It's been a rough couple years. I've had 5 surgeries, 6 weeks of radiation, 7 weeks of chemo, lost 45 lbs but I'm still here. I'm now dealing with the fall out from the high doses of radiation. I'm hoping this cancer thing is behind me. All is Good...!!
     
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    1981 LPC Senior Member

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    Yikes... I hope you have now beaten that bastard. Best of health to you.
     
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    Jim, you have a lot of good people BEHIND you! :cheers:
     
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    Ah, I see, I didn't notice you sanded the heel and the whole tenon, I thought you just did the heel. I think on every Les Paul I've seen in pieces the heel was proud of the tenon so I just figured that was the case here.
     
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  12. GitFiddle

    GitFiddle Senior Member

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    Thanks so much for sharing this thread. Amazing work. Hope and pray all the best for your recovery back to normal.
     
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    316guitars Senior Member

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    Best thread ever!!!! Thank you for sharing this, true artist at work!
     
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  14. boogieongtr

    boogieongtr Senior Member

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    That's the case only with Historics, Reissues:
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    On vintage guitars the heel is flush with the bottom of the tennon:
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    More terrific "inside baseball!" :cheers:
     
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    This is fantastic work. I bet they sing!
     
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    Impressive !
     
  18. mapleflame

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    I cross my fingers that its behind you as well. Awesome to hear and glad you are able to continue to share your great talent. It's the best mental rehab you can ask for.
     
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    I'm just getting started with treatments....glad to hear you made it thru,,,gives me hope. Beautiful job on the LP. :bowdown I have had limited access to vintage LP's in my life, but do enjoy my historics. I'd love to play that one sometime! :cheers2:
     
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    eric ernest V.I.P. Member

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    Best to you with your fight...and please keep us in the loop.
     

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