This is a 1953 GT, re-necked and refinished by Gibson in 1961. I love the finish, but I'm thinking of converting it to an abr with a stop bar. Can the existing finish be salvaged if the neck is reset? Can it just be shimmed? I might have it routed for humbuckers too. All of the electronics were updated to 1961 electronics so the pots are already 500K. Any luthiers in California that could do it? 52 les paul 4 by axehandler posted Aug 30, 2015 at 9:04 PM The entire guitar black lights to an awesome green. 2015 08 30 20.46.57 by axehandler posted Aug 30, 2015 at 9:04 PM If I have to refinish it, this is the look I want.