1955/59 Conversion

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by Jumping@shadows, May 20, 2017.

  1. Eternal Scar

    Eternal Scar Senior Member

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    Awesome!!
     
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    Bill Hicklin temp Senior Member

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    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.
     
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    That is a fantastic looking guitar, great job!
     
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  5. praga37

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    This top is mesmerizing really... Like looking at boiling brown sugar as someone posted earlier... Couldn't be sweeter :)
     
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  6. Sct13

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    These are beautiful!
     
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  7. harpman54

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    Awesome! The color is perfect as well.
     
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  8. peter1954

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    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!
     
  9. peter1954

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    What is a blister top?
     
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    Do you have a website where you have before/after pics? This one is one of the best-looking LPs I've ever seen!
     
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    Simply amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.
     
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  12. Jumping@shadows

    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    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.
     
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    I don't no, but you can follow me on playergradevintage on Instagram
     
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  14. Sugarland Slim

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    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!
     
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  15. Rhust

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    Omg that is gorgeous. Modern quilt and flame finishes have NOTHING on this. Just stunning. A work of art, my friend
     
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    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!
     
  17. jvannucci

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    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.
     
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  18. Jumping@shadows

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    Thanks all! It's a great feeling bringing these wrecks back :)

    Here's a '53/'59 also recently completed:

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    ...and an early '68 fresh out of paint:

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  20. Jack Donovan

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    To the OP ... are you selling it?
     

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