Gibson Les Paul CM 2016 T upgrade

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  1. zetrex

    zetrex Senior Member

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    I just finished modding my Gibson Les Paul CM 2016 T :
    - New headstock veneer with mother of pearl inlays of Gibson logo and Crown
    - Blank Gibson bell trussrod cover
    - ABM aluminium with chrome finish wraparound
    - Schaller chrome tophat knobs
    - Lace Music Alumitone Deathbucker Deceptor (Lace recommends 250k pots and 22nF cap with the Alumitone "for better tone")
    - 250k push/pull CTS pot to "split" the Alumitone on the tone knob
    - 250k CTS pot for the volume control
    - 22nF Orange drop capacitor
    - Copper shielding of the control cavity and back plate
    - Dunlop straplocks

    I named this guitar 'Soulthirster' in memory of the gnat who decided to land on the fresh second layer of nitro lacquer.

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    DotStudio Silver Supporter

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    That looks amazing :applause:
     
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    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    I've always thought that the CM was a cool guitar. :thumbs:
     
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    zetrex Senior Member

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    It is! Thanks!
     
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    I was looking for a single humbucker guitar. I thought about a second hand SG-1 at first and then the CM caught my eyes... and heart! ;):acoustic:
     
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    zetrex Senior Member

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    Before/After

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    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    Oh hellz yeah.... :applause::thumbs:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Amazing job man!

    Now could you make one with just neck pup and send it to me for review? :applause::applause:
     
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    ;) Thanks!
     

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