NVGD: 1957 Les Paul Special

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  1. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    This one better, Kris? :p

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    Cool guitar! Congrats
     
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    Ph03n1x Senior Member

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    Do we have a thread with pics of vintage single cut specials? Love the checking. Need more pics :)
     
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    Beautiful
     
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    This is just perfect. I love a heavily checked original finish.

    I need to find a single cut Special that's been rode hard...one that will match up with my Juniors.
     
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    jstarr823 Senior Member

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    Wow. At a loss for words. That is a living work of art. Congrats.
     
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    d1m1 Senior Member

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    so much vibe and mojo! beautiful!
     
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    This was at Detroit Guitars?!? I live about 3 miles away. Lucky for my bank account, you found it before me! Absolutely killer guitar. Drooling over that checking.
     
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    I have to ask. what is that thing next to the firebird? one of those mini les pauls?
     
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    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Ha! It does look a little weird if you don't know that it's oriented differently than the FB. It's my '61 LP/SG, just oriented more horizontally.

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    Looks great but I think that bridge needs a little more ageing to fit in!
     
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    Fuck that is beautiful man!
     
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    Absolutely brilliant. If this one is not a keeper, what is? I hope you will enjoy it for a long, very long time.
    I just wish there were some left-handed ... but it's just a wish.

    Congrats and HNGD! I hope you will enjoy it for a long, very long time.
     
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    brentrocks Guitar Hack Premium Member

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    WOW...THAT IS KILLER
     
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    Looks like a winner .
     
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  17. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    These are the original studs for this guitar, but I would try Vintage Relic.

    http://vintagerelic.com/products-page/parts/tailpiece-studs-bushings-gibson-aged/

    He will custom age things for you, even to the point of the nickel plating being completely worn off like these are. I had him do some P-90 fillister screws that way for me to match the patina of a different guitar.
     
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  19. deadlyweasel

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    Gotta find a single cut..... These are just so magical.
     
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    Happy Belated. Dont know how I missed this? Awesome
     
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