1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar 9 0821 detailed photos

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by eric ernest, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Shadowplayer

    Shadowplayer Senior Member

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    i want a 59. dreams are only so real...
     
  2. eric ernest

    eric ernest V.I.P. Member

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    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. :thumb:

    I'm going to see if I can link the photo from my Flickr account.

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  3. Jimmi

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    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.
     
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  4. eric ernest

    eric ernest V.I.P. Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Better get some skanky looking tuners for it!
     
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    nice geetar!

    I think klusons look much better than grovers..plus the ones ive got work flawlessly!
     
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    LOL! Yeah, I just had to give something to Kim to put on her...I'll age the tips before the next photos. :thumb:

    Not really...I'll post some up to date photos later...once the fall out from the hurricane passes.
     
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    Awesome. They did a great job.
     
  10. Shadowplayer

    Shadowplayer Senior Member

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    Man, that thing looks great.
     
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    Jaw-dropping!

    Hoping/Waiting for more pics!
     
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    Going back to this thread is like watching Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw in "Love Story"............get's me all emotional!!:love:
     
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    Eric,

    I see that your Burst is in Vic's new book! Nice photo!
     
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    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?

    :laugh2:
     
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    I love the color but like how you can see hints of the original colors also.
     
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    Looking forward to detail pics of the headstock restoration.

    I just had the headstock on my 53 re-done as well.
     
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    That has to be the most beautiful burst I have ever seen. The curling of the wood is unmatched. What a great guitar!
     
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    This should become one of the guitars Gibson does for the CC series :hmm:
     
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    Cool to see this Thread back.... Lovely guitar man
    \m/
     
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    can I have it??? :fingersx:
     

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