1955/59 Conversion

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  1. Jumping@shadows

    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    Hi all, I’ve just completed a ‘55/‘59 conversion and thought I’d share the results :)

    This is a factory stoptail ‘55 with Burst correct factory neck set, weighs 8.6lbs with a perfect chunky neck, and very agreeable two piece flame top with figure suggesting a centre seam, and was previously poorly converted in the ‘70s with chopped down T Tops, a full pound of brass hardware and a crazy 18V fuzz system jammed into the control cavity.

    While I love a greened/faded Burst, it’s the rich cherry sunbursts that currently fascinate me, and I feel I really nailed it on this one, and after fading it has a totally aunthentic glowing ‘50s vibe with very rich, complex colour, and it honestly sounds better than it looks.

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  2. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Great Job on the paint :applause::applause::applause: :drool::drool::drool:
     
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  3. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Gorgeous, really nice work.
     
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  4. musicmaniac

    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    Looks great! :cheers:
     
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  5. Razzle Dazzle

    Razzle Dazzle Premium Member

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    Beautiful work!
     
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  6. arnie2906

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    Fantastic job,looks great!
     
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    What
     
  8. honduras

    honduras Member

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    What pickups are loaded on this one?
     
  9. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    daaaaaaayyummmm you did a great job on that one!! its a beauty :yesway:

    the skill level of members here is awesome
     
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    I love conversions!
     
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  11. deadlyweasel

    deadlyweasel Senior Member

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    That'll make your jeans tight.:drool:
     
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    Nice work Yuuki. :thumbs:

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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  13. bluesriffdev

    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    That paintjob you did on it really matches the top well. I was looking for a centre-seam and I almost thought this top was entirely one piece until I saw the faint little line under the control knobs. The only bit where the two pieces don't match near the horn has been covered up by the darker paint and pickguard. Really well done!
     
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    scott1970 Senior Member

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    That's beautiful.
     
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  15. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Outstanding!
     
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  16. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Premium Member

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    Wow Looks killer
     
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  17. Greg's Guitars

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    Sahweetttt.....
     
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    Is the back finished in brown? The Burst finish is great! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Killer!
     
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  20. Jumping@shadows

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    I shot the back correct ‘50s cherry, which will fade back like a real one ;)
     
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