New 1956/1959 Conversion - A Flamey Success!

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

  1. jenton70

    jenton70 Premium Member

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    That guitar looks incredible!
     
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  2. THDNUT

    THDNUT Senior Member

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    "It looks marvelous!"

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  3. Go Junior or Go Home

    Go Junior or Go Home Junior Member

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    Wow man, that thing is so gorgeous!!!!!!!! It must seriously mess people up when you tell them you have a 56 Burst!
     
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  4. dSky

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    ok, i am confused...
    the first photo shows a p90 route, but later on you show a pic of the red conversion and it has a humbucker route..

    is the first photo from the original conversion?...???

    my question was how did you guys make the wood fills for the p90 route? is there a template somewhere? or was that done in the original conversion?

    lovely work btw
     
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  5. treyrab

    treyrab Senior Member

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    Good question! The first photo is the '56 GT when the gold was just removed. Hence it still had the original P90 routes. Then, Gord Miller converted it to humbucker specs. So he filled the P90 holes with mahogany and maple cap, then re-cut for humbuckers. Hope that helps!
     
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  6. strat1701

    strat1701 El Diablo Cazador De Hombres Premium Member

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    That turned out rather nicely I must say....congrats!
     
  7. Midnight Blues

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    Lovely!
     
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  8. dice.K

    dice.K Junior Member

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    Beautiful one you got there!!
     
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  9. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  10. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    Nice looking one, Congrats :cheers2:
     
  11. treyrab

    treyrab Senior Member

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    Thanks for all the love guys! I haven't been able to put this one down since I got it :) Hope everyone had a great holiday!
     
  12. Blue Blood

    Blue Blood Senior Member

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    What a clunker !

    :)
     
  13. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    Lovely guitar!
     
  14. Jumping@shadows

    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    01145E1E-EDDD-4128-B3CF-2D7ACF79D03A.jpeg 89760448-96EE-451E-8AA3-C23000D4F567.jpeg Here’s my ‘56 just completed :)

    A stoptail/TOM post ‘55 guitar is the ultimate conversion donor imo, and you’re 100% in Burst territory with some diligent work.
     
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  15. Wilfred

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    Wonderful guitar!
     
  16. RyanC

    RyanC Premium Member

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    Now that’s a conversion.
     
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  17. pinefd

    pinefd V.I.P. Member Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Wait, you mean you have another one?!? It's magnificent! My good man, I think you have a conversion perversion!!! I like that in a person (although I'm sure there are many out there with conversion aversions who wouldn't agree with me)!


    Frank
     
  18. treyrab

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    Looks amazing my friend! You did so well! We should get our two 56s together!
     
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  19. Jumping@shadows

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    Thanks all! Here it is hanging with another ‘59 sunburst :)

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    ...and with a ‘62 SG/LP :)
     

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