NGD - 59/60 Les Paul Special (not for the squeamish)

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by none2low, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Greco

    Greco Senior Member

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    The switch ring should probably be touching the pickguard.
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  2. none2low

    none2low Senior Member

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    Interesting. Thanks for that pic!! It seems these were all over in the placement. I have a collection of late 59/60 pictures and this is the first I've seen where they touch. So maybe not unexpected or unusual.
     
  3. none2low

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    Revised using the contours of Dan's tracing. Still looks off IMO, but the bottom right screw is now centered correctly. Perhaps the bevel will even things out visually?

    Pic for reference.
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  4. none2low

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    Bring out your dead!! Bumping the necro-thread for an update.

    Some of you may remember this Special from a few years back when I first posted about it. Needless to say, it's been a long journey...

    Without further ado I present Miss Maye. All dressed up and ready to go

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    Refin was done using Gracey's TV yellow from Madison Music.
    She sports a 1953 P90 in the neck position.
    A 1960 short magnet PAF in the bridge position.
    Bridge, studs and pointers are from Creamtone.
    Switch ring is from Montreux.
    Pickguard was made using Stewmac 5ply
    Truss rod cover from the bay
    Tuners are 1950's Kluson Single line
     
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  5. Wailing

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    Most Excellent. :) ... Go play to your hearts content
     
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    OOOOOOooooooWeeeeeee.....

    That turned our purdy. Well done!
     
  7. none2low

    none2low Senior Member

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    Thanks guys!!
     
  8. brentrocks

    brentrocks Guitar Hack Premium Member

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    wow....what a transformation!!!!
     
  9. RayTorvalds

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    :wow: That is just awesome, how the guitar turned out. :applause: I love that you kept the humbucker in the bridge. I bet you are very happy with her. Enjoy her in good health for a long time !
     
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  10. none2low

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    I am so glad I saw things through!! I had my doubts along the way and even considered selling her at one point. Especially when it came time to route out the bridge cavity to clean things up.

    Me with router:dunno: Vintage Gibson :Ohno: Thinking to myself the whole time... Don't screw this up, don't screw this up.:fingersx:

    She's not for the purist or the collector but she's a player and the PAF and P90 combo is just awesome!!
     
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    I bet she is, who cares about purists or collectors when it comes to a guitar that you love :dude:

    -> edit: I'm glad you saw things through too. I was hoping for it.. that poor guitar was in pretty bad shape at first with those routings. And I bet.. I would be scared too, to take a router to it. But then, you can't do a much worse job than they initially did.
     
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  12. none2low

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    Found a snap shot I had taken prior to starting the clear coats. Shows the repairs and new routing.

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  13. Mickael

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    Unbelivable comparing your first pics and those. Fantastic job and enjoy playing the hell out of it ;)
     

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