NGD (Attempt 2) 2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst

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  1. M37a11

    M37a11 Junior Member

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    Hi All, I now own my first real Gibson Les Paul! It took a couple attempts (see this thread) but this new one is immaculate.

    Sadly, I really fell in love with the fretboard of the first damaged guitar. It was rosewood but very dark and matched the silverburst finish better. I am researching conditioning/dyeing the fretboard darker. Has anyone done this with success on a rosewood board?

    More pictures: https://imgur.com/a/XChl42w

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    Specs:
    Body Species: Maple
    Finish: High-gloss lacquer

    Neck Species: Solid Mahogany
    Truss Rod: Traditional
    Profile: Classic ’60’s
    Joint Angle: 5 degrees
    Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
    Joint: Mortise & tenon

    Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
    Radius: 12”
    Frets: 22
    Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid

    Nut Material: Corian
    Width: 1.695”

    Neck Pickup: 490R
    Bridge Pickup: 498T
    Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, toggle switch

    Tuning Keys: Grover Kidney
    Bridge: Tune-o-Matic
    Tailpiece: Stopbar
    Strap Buttons: Aluminum

    Truss Rod Cover: Vinyl black bell
    Control Knobs: Black top hat with silver inlay

    Case: Hardshell
     
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  2. Cjsinla

    Cjsinla Senior Member

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    That looks great, I could live with that one.
     
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  3. IronRider

    IronRider Silver Supporter

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    Happy NGD!!!

    It looks great, Congrats!
     
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  4. edselman

    edselman Senior Member

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    Don’t dye it. You will be sorry. Just give some oil and some time.
     
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    jay1williams Senior Member

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    This :thumb: BTW that is gorgeous!!! Love silverbursts Congrats!!!!!
     
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  6. M37a11

    M37a11 Junior Member

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    Any recommendation on which oil I should use? I picked up everything the local music shop had and also Howard Feed-n-Wax by recommendation of a local luthier.

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  7. JonCanfield

    JonCanfield Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    HNGD! Glad you finally got a keeper
     
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  8. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    Love it :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
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    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    This.

    That's what this beauty deserve. HNGD
     
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  10. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Congratulations and happy NGD :)

    Use lemon oil, Big Bends Fret Board Juice or GHS Gorgomyte.
    Don't ever use anything containing wax!
     
  11. Dougj

    Dougj Senior Member

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    Congrats mate I'm sure you will my years together, sorry to hear about your other problems but now water under the bridge
     
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    TheWelder Senior Member

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    Congrats on finding the right one - it looks great!

    Condition the board with a good product. I use the Guitar Elixir from Brown's Guitar Factory. He's a local luthier who makes great products - no affiliation other than I've bought from him in the past and I've always been satisfied. A couple applications of this and some time spent playing the guitar and that board will darken up nicely.

    http://brownsguitarfactory.com/store/cleaners-lubricants/guitar-elixer/
     
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    No wax on the fingerboard, it will make a gunk trap that sticks forever! :sadwave:
     
  14. M37a11

    M37a11 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the heads up about the wax!
     
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    danny Senior Member

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    just play it ! the oil and time will do the rest ! IMG_0169.JPG
    mine its ebony but when i bought it was not that dark !
    do not use too much oil !!
     
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    danny Senior Member

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    how the hell i can flip the image of that pic!
     
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  17. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    Yeah....that is annoying! :D
     
  18. M37a11

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    I think I am going to order some Fret Dr. it seems highly regarded on these forums.
     
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    scozz Senior Member

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    Cool ordered.... Thanks!
     

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