LP 58 Style Tobacco Plain Top Project

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Figo, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Figo

    Figo Member

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    I bought it from Ebay... as far as I know Gibson doesn't sell the Custom Back Plates
     
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  2. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Was my first thought as well, seems strange actually. But hell, it`s Gibson, there are no "normals".
     
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  3. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I'm vibing on that top ... beautiful.
     
  4. Figo

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    I can feel a little difference between the regular/non split pots vs the Push-Pull Pots. The Regular Pots feels a little bit softer/looser than the Push-Pull Pots but in anyway they feel broken.

    I like a lot how soft they roll but how sturdy they are when you dial the volume/tone.
     
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  5. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    So Arnold Lesti is God's real name ?

    Awesome looking fiddle Figo. Really gorgeous. I bet you can't wait to hear how it sounds and how it will play.
    Long may you enjoy in good health :applause:
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    Beautiful.. Cant wait to see the finished product.
     
  7. Figo

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    Copper Shielding + Removal of Nasville Posts / Installation of Faber BSWKIT ABR-1 Posts


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    For the Faber BSWKIT ABR-1 Posts I had to make the threads since I didn't want to install the plug 'n play studs (which fits only w/pressure) . I used a 8.0mm x 1.25 Pitch Tap to thread the wood, and ended up being an extremely easy Modification which is supposed to provide a Huge Improvement in terms of Sustain... We'll see if I can perceive it or not!
     
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  8. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Nope. Arnold Lesti was the heretic in the story.
     
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  9. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    I'm starting to fell a little vibe of jealousy here...

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  10. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  11. Figo

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    Updates!!!!


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    More Updates!!!!!


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  13. DotStudio

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    That top is gorgeous!
     
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  14. XpensiveWino

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    Real classy man. I really like what you've done.
     
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    Nice....I was worried when I saw the slightly drunken abr stud.....but it looks like the bridge went on ok.

    Make sure to oil the board and/or scrape some of the crud from the fret edges.
     
  16. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Needs moar strings!
     
  17. endial

    endial Senior Member

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    NICE job!

    Some serious OCD showing up in those shielded cavities. (That's meant to be a compliment.)

    And that is one HANDSOME guitar!
     
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    Very nice! Damn, that thing is beautiful!
     
  19. marksoundguitars

    marksoundguitars Chief Paint Sniffer MLP Vendor

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    She's a beauty alright. :)
     
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    Nice parts build! Love the colour of that top.
     

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