Conn Les Paul copy

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  1. truetone6

    truetone6 Senior Member

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    I got a CONN Les Paulat a local store today for $200.I think the top is hollow but the back and neck are sold mahogany. It plays great and sounds awesome. Bridge pickup is a DiMarzio Super distortion.

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    truetone6 Senior Member

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    Some close ups. The mini switch is for series/parallel

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    It had a brass nut and Gotoh tuners.Abalone inlays on the headstock binding too.

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    truetone6 Senior Member

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    With my Gibson Les Paul Special

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    GammyBird Senior Member

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    Very nice. Congrats!
     
  5. truetone6

    truetone6 Senior Member

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    Thanks! It's a nice guitar. The top is hollow but the back is sold mahogany. It weighs 9.4 lbs.The neck is one piece mahogany and it has a unique profile. It has a volute and is sorta like a 60s thin but it gets wider and flattens out as you go up the neck.I think they called it a heelless design in the literature. The neck pickup is the original "Goto"(Gotoh) with 12 adjustable pole-pieces. It has a nice woody PAF sound.I think the Shaller TP-6 is brass like the nut.

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    Looks like its got a Gibby TP6 tailpiece. Pretty cool.
     
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    Looks like a nice guitar. Congrats.
     
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    MooCheng Senior Member

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    very nice guitar
    I think CONN were mostly into brass instruments and sax's but did import and sell under the CONN brand. It could have been made by Tokai, they often , instead of carving the tops would press and glue a flat top to the body which left cavitys making it sound hollow
    Apart from some hardware changes an branding it looks like a Tokai I used to have, btw it was a great guitar
    hey' nice find you got there
     
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    Pickup cavity shot?
     
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    truetone6 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the posts! I don't really want to pull the pickups because the screws are rusted and might break but I took photos of the control cavities.

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    Sweet dude. Id rock that thing hard
     
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    What I find interesting is the wood grain that I see beneath the pots.

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    Is that a Maple top on it? Is it solid?
     
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    and 5 minutes later they were sued by Gibson.
     
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    I saw one of those thru-neck strats by Conn C on ebay recently. I think an LP once in the past. Very oddball brand.

    Here's my only bookmarks for this brand.
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    That Harmony is a beauty!
     
  16. truetone6

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    Thanks! These are some shots inside my CONN Les Paul.

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    Goto neck pickup

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    DiMarzio bridge

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    Very nice score. Congrats!
     
  18. truetone6

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    I had thought that the mini switch on my guitar was a modification but now I am wondering it it might not be original. Here are some CONN guitars from the same period and 2 of them came from the factory with mini switches installed.

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    They all use the same kinda switch as is in my guitar(the black one)

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    How exactly do you access the back of that mini switch? Or did they install it prior to gluing the top of the body? Interesting location to choose.
     
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    Yeah,I don't know.The only access is through the narrow channel between the 3 way switch cavity and the neck pickup rout.They could have fished it in there.

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