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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by Jumping@shadows, May 20, 2017.
In general I'm not in favor of altering a vintage axe any more than has already been ruined- in other words a bad refin doesn't usually justify rerouting P-90 cavities for humbuckers, or replacing a wraptail with a TOM + stoptail - but that top is so outrageously great I totally understand not wanting to cover it up again with gold paint.
That is a fantastic looking guitar, great job!
This top is mesmerizing really... Like looking at boiling brown sugar as someone posted earlier... Couldn't be sweeter
These are beautiful!
Awesome! The color is perfect as well.
70s? So it was originally a deluxe? I guess someone also did a new arch, because the early 70s were deluxes (with that infernal volute) and the bowl was virtually non existent! Very nice job. I wish I had the money I used to!
What is a blister top?
Do you have a website where you have before/after pics? This one is one of the best-looking LPs I've ever seen!
Simply amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.
No, it's a factory Bigsby '55 that was heavy handedly refinished all-gold in the '70s, but aside from that and every tremolo unit known to man fitted, and a crude humbucker route, was in sound condition.
I don't no, but you can follow me on playergradevintage on Instagram
Nice job! Do you sell these?
I have a 53/59 flametop conversion that was done before I bought it in 1985 (can't believe it was that long ago!) What a great guitar she is!
Omg that is gorgeous. Modern quilt and flame finishes have NOTHING on this. Just stunning. A work of art, my friend
Wow! I'd love to see some pics..
Even though I have half a dozen '50s LP's in various states in the workshop, it's still a thrill to see another!
Reading this thread on my phone is a pain, as I keep having to navigate back to view that hypnotic top just one more time...
Brown sugar.... Yummmm....
Inspiring work, gorgeous result.
Thanks all! It's a great feeling bringing these wrecks back
Here's a '53/'59 also recently completed:
...and an early '68 fresh out of paint:
To the OP ... are you selling it?