1974 LP Custom Restoration

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  1. Mr. Beef

    Mr. Beef Custom Refins/Restoration Premium Member MLP Sponsor

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    Yeah, it's hard to see, but it was rounded from the other guy refinishing the guitar. When I added the new piece of binding, I had to follow the curve of the existing binding, otherwise it would still look like the pic below. The member wanted to keep as much of the original materials on the guitar as possible, so we didn't want to replace the binding.
     
  2. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Cosmetically, it might look off, but functionally, I'd rather have it!

    A Custom with hard, square binding can really dig into your ribs and forearm after a while.
     
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    Ah I see. Well the current owner has a point.
     
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    Very impressive,brother!!! The customer is gonna be happy as all get out!
     
  5. Mr. Beef

    Mr. Beef Custom Refins/Restoration Premium Member MLP Sponsor

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    Mr. Beef, seeing that you're still around, how about you get in touch with Evo8 and give him his money back for the f'ed-up black Custom?
     
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    Uh-oh what's the story here?
     
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  9. Mr. Beef

    Mr. Beef Custom Refins/Restoration Premium Member MLP Sponsor

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    I think that's fair. I have not heard from him nor have I looked at that thread. I will reach out to him and work it out.
     
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    the tinted clear looks really streaky. i'd be upset if my guitar was resprayed like this.
     
  12. The_Nuge

    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    And, has anything happened? I'm not under the impression that the issue has been resolved......
     
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  13. Mr. Beef

    Mr. Beef Custom Refins/Restoration Premium Member MLP Sponsor

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    Yes, the situation has been resolved.
     
  14. Mr. Beef

    Mr. Beef Custom Refins/Restoration Premium Member MLP Sponsor

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    It's not streaky, but it's certainly not uniform. The owner wanted it darker in some places. I have 3 white Gibsons from the 70's and 80's that have aged naturally and the color varies on different parts of the guitars.

    Maybe it's a poor picture, but it's not streaky. Just clarifying and not being overly sensitive.
     
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    Beautiful job on the guitar. The rounded inlay is very attractive, but for the most part any variations from the original design are going to be met with some chagrin. For me personally I revere the early Les Paul fretless wonders. I tend toward lighter gauge strings which require low profile frets in order for chords to stay in tune when you squeeze a string.
    My 1966 Tele had 20's on it, came that way when I bought it new back then, and I love it. The new 50's are unusable to me but are preferred by many with heavier gauge strings.
    I use 0000 steel wool on the fret board when a guitar is new in order to polish the surface making bends all the way to the fret board very smooth.
    Nice work Mr Beef. Since it was already repainted you may as well do some really nice refinishing work doing it right . Looks great.
     
  16. vintageguitarz

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    What's the deal with the chromed PuP's (covers) on a Gold Hardware Custom? Not originals? Nice refin, but it definitely needs an appropriate pickguard to look right and protect you refin.
     
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    Tough crowd...:iough:
     
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    Looks like it was painted with those budget spray paint cans from Walmart, you know $.98 a can, "gloss" that's guaranteed to come out matte with orange peal texture.

    Hope the owner is in a grunge band.
     
  20. kmasters68

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    Alright you guys. Maybe consider having some damn tact. You can express your view respectfully and have people agree to disagree or you can do whats going on here. This stuff just comes off as immature and honestly, hurtful. Internet or not.

    This is a man doing a craft. And he's putting it out there. I think its a nice match for a yellowed white but hey, what does it matter? Its not my guitar. I'm just glad the Mr. Beef and the client are having fun.

    So please, try to be polite.

     

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