New 1956/1959 Conversion - A Flamey Success!

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by treyrab, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. BA-CHEE

    BA-CHEE Senior Member

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    YES! YES! YES! What a beauty ! What a way to go when you cannot afford the REAL deal , this geetar iz a "SHAKA ZULU" in my books ! D'ya still have the ORIGINAL case ? :Ohno:
     
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  2. treyrab

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    It's only a 2-piece top :) But off-centered.
     
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    treyrab Senior Member

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    Thank you! And yes, it's in its original brown Lifton case with the plush pink lining.
     
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  4. Jumping@shadows

    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    Beautiful result! We need to get our respective ‘56s side by side on day :)

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    Gorgeous finish. Spectacular guitar
     
  6. treyrab

    treyrab Senior Member

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    That one is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it finished!
     
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    If there is anyone who seems destined to own a real burst, it's you, Trey. Maybe you don't know it yet, but it's coming. :)
     
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    Razzle Senior Member

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    You did a GREAT freakin job on that top! Congrats!
     
  9. treyrab

    treyrab Senior Member

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    LOL thanks buddy! That's the dream, but I am skeptical that your inclination is going to turn out! Fingers always crossed!
     
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    Hah! It takes one to know one! I'm with you there, Scott.

    Although I have to say, I never had any intentions of buying a 'burst (let alone two). I was actually on the hunt for a really nice, flamey conversion, and happened to luck into my first 'burst at a good price. Had I found that nice conversion instead, I might still be 'burst-less today. So this conversion of Trey's may be just enough to satisfy that itch for him; it may have done the trick for me, too.


    Frank
     
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    You two are the first I'm calling if/when I sell mine. ;)
     
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    Thanks Frank! Your guitars are an inspiration to us all! This conversion is merely a stepping stone. The dream will always be to own a Burst. When that day will come....who knows!?
     
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    treyrab Senior Member

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    No...You can't sell! Keep that forever. That said, call me first ;)
     
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    Fantastic outcome! Congratulations on an incredible job and amazing guitar.
     
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    Amazing!
     
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  16. flatwound

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    ...let me know when you get tired of that....o_O
     
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  17. Jumping@shadows

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    3B519502-FB90-40B3-9741-15518D2AAD5A.jpeg C0BAD37F-2E6B-4980-9AEB-A9BD4CAE254A.jpeg Catching you up Trey! :)
     
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  18. Norton

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    Nice work people. So stinking cool !
     
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    I need a receipt for that amber color.
    I always wanted to refinish my old heritage cherry Tokai Love Rock into amber like yours.
     

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