Anyone know who did this one?

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  1. HeeBGB

    HeeBGB Senior Member

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    why would anyone take out the PAF's and the harness and then change the knobs if they were original??
     
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    Probably to put on an original guitar that is missing some parts.

    It's odd that there's no mention about the top, whether it's a laminate or a completely new solid top - could be a Lentz conversion?
     
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    ...I wasn't aware a '54 came with humbuckers...
     
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    they didn't
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    whats up with the serial # looks like set of # below the originals ( & if someone converted this far why not redo the # as well
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    Les paul script looks high ( gibson logo low guess due to being a 54)

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    pickups too spread apart

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    inlays do not appear to be all original

    ...so we most likely can rule out some of the top converters
     
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    Why would anyone convert a goldtop anyway? I would think that would detract from its value.
     
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    15 years ago, Goldtops HAD no value. Not compared to Bursts.
     
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    In my case it was converted before I got it then destroyed by a maniac with a hand sander. I'm making it what I want because it's already destroyed and I can't possibly hurt it's history anymore than has already been done!
     
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    That, my friend, is resurrecting!

    I have most of your parts, just waiting for the studs and inserts.
     
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    Cool! I gotta start collecting the plastic now BUT I'm about to move to new house. We close on Monday on the new house and then a month later on our old house! I'm a little fry'd right now!

    Let me know when that stuff comes in!
     
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    Who needs 50's pick guards?
     
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    from real gibson 50's plastic??
     
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    Yes & vintage Catalin/bakelite
     
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    I htought you did that fomr some appliance or something?
     
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    the guards from a vintage refrigerator ice cube holder tray
     
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    I thought that was 50's Gibson plastic...very cool looking though for sure
     

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