My First Vintage Guitar - 1961 Les Paul Junior

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  1. Progrocker111

    Progrocker111 Senior Member

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    Its a 63, earlier ones had angled tailpiece.
     
  2. Reno_1ted

    Reno_1ted Senior Member

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    Those divots in the board ! :slash:

    F'in Awesome.
     
  3. Kinghat

    Kinghat Senior Member

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    Started the refret last night. Began heating (with a soldering gun) and pulling frets.

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    And then lightly sanded the fretboard with a 12" radius block. I'll go back over it with steel wool.

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  4. kidmo

    kidmo Senior Member

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    Awesome guitar, congrats! That babe is dripping with mojo, I just love looking in old control cavities...
     
  5. truckermde

    truckermde Senior Member

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    Badass!

    My favourite Jr.

    Congratulations! :cheers2:
     
  6. Kinghat

    Kinghat Senior Member

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    It's got new frets now. I ordered a Mojoaxe lightning bridge for it and a Tusq nut. I really didn't want to change the nut from the original nylon one, but after refretting it, the nut is way too low.
     
  7. Kinghat

    Kinghat Senior Member

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    Here's a pic of the ends getting filed flush and beveled

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    and a pic of the Mojoaxe bridge installed. What a nice piece of hardware

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  8. Stoj

    Stoj Senior Member

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    Awesome looking Junior - I bet that P90 smokes :dude:
     
  9. Kinghat

    Kinghat Senior Member

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    I finally got to gig it hard last Saturday night. Played it through my 76 Marshall JMP 50watt, with a Bad Cat Unleash to bring the volume down. It. Was. Epic.
     
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