Extreme Chambering

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  1. Fracture

    Fracture Senior Member

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    Found this, of all places on a motorcycle forum.
    Can't vouch that it is a vintage goldtop as stated, but here goes.

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    Crazy!


    http://www.guitaraficionado.com/a-ho...eet-music.html

    By Buzzy Levine

    Here’s what’s new and interesting at Lark Street Music in Teaneck, New Jersey.

    Here’s a 1953 Goldtop Les Paul that was owned by an American genius who hollowed it out from the back.

    Upon seeing it, Les Paul’s personal luthier asked, “Did Les do this?”

    This is a great-sounding guitar — but don’t try this at home. Well, OK, yes, try it! Just not on another ’53 Les Paul. Or a ’57. Maybe a ’72 … they’re mostly too heavy anyway. An early nudge to Gibson to lighten up!

    For more information, check out Lark Street Music’s official website and Facebook page.

    Photos: Bernard Levine
     
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  2. Fracture

    Fracture Senior Member

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    MiniB Senior Member

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    Saw that a while back, yeah. I think Gibson did one for Mary Ford too back in the day or something.
     
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    Chrisroz Senior Member

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    Thats horrible.
     
  5. Barabus

    Barabus Senior Member

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    |Is that one of Billy Gibbons, apparently he even chambers the necks.:hmm:
     
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  6. nicolasrivera

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    Its just horrible because it is a vintage LP, but ANYONE can do to their guitars what ever then want as long as it gives you pleasure and fun times, thats all that matter.
     
  7. The Wedge

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    I should check it out when I'm in the area.
     
  8. Slick Willy

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    Now thats chambered. I saw a gold top not to long ago that had been chambered. They had used a control cavity cover. It didn't look bad but wasn't for me. I wonder how much this one was before the work was done? Compared to now.
     
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    Ah, that was a 52 once (ground wire channel). Might still be a great sounding guitar, but it looks horrible.
     
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  10. HeartString

    HeartString Senior Member Premium Member

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    Beautiful pressboard back and back fasteners!! Although, I would have gone with nickel screws. Tone Baby!!
     
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    I played a chambered GT (think it was a 53) with a bigsby. The guitar looked much better than this. The back had been laminated back on and the chambering (from tapping on the back and seeing the control cavity routes which were intact) wasn't as extensive...it sounded absolutely awesome. Like a hollowbody. Would absolutely never do it myself but in retrospect I should have bought that guitar.
     
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  14. Jimmi

    Jimmi Senior Member

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    Wow. No. This one had a natural finish and you almost could not tell it had anything done. Really I didn't notice until they told me and I tapped on the back and heard a hollow sound.
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    That aint right!
     
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    truckermde Senior Member

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    lolz

    I'm on that forum, too. There's no place like MLP, though.

    I've only ever posted there to buy or sell stuff for my beemer. Didn't even notice the guitar thread, because I'm too busy hangin' out over here :)
     
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    Here's the work of yet another expert craftsman who chambered a vintage goldtop. It appears that a new back was glued in place after hogging out the body. Awesome job of converting it to a banjo also. :eek:

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    While we're on the subject of modified goldtops, lets not for forget this lovely 52/53 which I'm going to guess was crafted by an angry wife/GF

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    Ya know...some people are just ****ing idiots
     
  20. drugprowlingwolf

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    I'd love to see a restoration thread of this fallen champion.
     
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