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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by eric ernest, Aug 14, 2009.
i want a 59. dreams are only so real...
I just got the ol' gal back from Kim at Historic Makeovers. They handled the headstock restoration flawlessly!
The original headstock was damaged in 1969 and a veneer was put on the front. (It was stained brown and did not have a logo.) Once Kim removed it, he found the original overlay underneath. We also replaced the Grovers with Klusons.
I'll post some better photos next week once the weather clears out.
I'm going to see if I can link the photo from my Flickr account.
The Memphis Mojo. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar.
I am sure it will look outstanding....just one question...Why did you go back to the Klusons? I actually prefer the Grovers. Just don't change them because of dinging the guitars value....however, if it already had them (changed out by someone else) I would have left them. Back in the day, it was common practice to change them out as most thought the Grovers were superior.
Honestly, I could have gone either way. But ultimately, weight is a big consideration for me. The holes for the tuners were just barely enlarged, so going back to the original Klusons did not require much finagling.
Eric, very nice! Was anything done to the backside of the headstock?
I may talk to Kim about detailing my headstock. The silkscreen is gone and I may want the serial # restored.
Better get some skanky looking tuners for it!
I think klusons look much better than grovers..plus the ones ive got work flawlessly!
LOL! Yeah, I just had to give something to Kim to put on her...I'll age the tips before the next photos.
Not really...I'll post some up to date photos later...once the fall out from the hurricane passes.
Awesome. They did a great job.
Man, that thing looks great.
Hoping/Waiting for more pics!
Going back to this thread is like watching Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw in "Love Story"............get's me all emotional!!
I see that your Burst is in Vic's new book! Nice photo!
Didn't think she could get any better but what do I know?
Can't wait to see this guitar.
One serious question though.
Whaddup with the "Mojo" description?
I love the color but like how you can see hints of the original colors also.
Looking forward to detail pics of the headstock restoration.
I just had the headstock on my 53 re-done as well.
That has to be the most beautiful burst I have ever seen. The curling of the wood is unmatched. What a great guitar!
This should become one of the guitars Gibson does for the CC series
Cool to see this Thread back.... Lovely guitar man
can I have it???