Real checking gallery

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by BCRGreg, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. BCRGreg

    BCRGreg V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    12,490
    Likes Received:
    9,713
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    No Murphy stuff on this thread.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    mrfett, BSeneca, jiveturkey1 and 21 others like this.
  2. TheWellGoodShow

    TheWellGoodShow V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    3,131
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    one question, how does checking exactly work?? and will it happen to the current les pauls over time?
     
  3. BCRGreg

    BCRGreg V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    12,490
    Likes Received:
    9,713
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    The lacquer and the wood react to temperature changes differently, causing the lacquer to shear.

    New guitars have more plasticiser in the lacquer, so they will check less....but I'll be dead before any of these current guitars are 50 years old.
     
  4. 05hummer

    05hummer Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,696
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    what is that metal plate under the bridge on the custom for? Ive seen them before, but never asked...
     
  5. delawaregold

    delawaregold _______Artie_______ Super Mod

    Messages:
    5,327
    Likes Received:
    8,258
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2007
  6. Hemply

    Hemply Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,608
    Likes Received:
    199
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Ok I'll play! :thumb:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  7. BCRGreg

    BCRGreg V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    12,490
    Likes Received:
    9,713
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Brad Whitford's Goldtop...

    [​IMG]

    Rick Nielsen's got a few with some wear....

    [​IMG]

    (that's MY Kahler clamp on the headstock...)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    jerry47, mrfett, jiveturkey1 and 2 others like this.
  8. shotgunlew

    shotgunlew V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    4,023
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Beatiful guitars guys!
     
  9. Kim

    Kim MLP Vendor

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    598
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
  10. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    16,617
    Likes Received:
    6,055
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    I honestly don't want checking on my guitar, and luckily I won't have to deal with it. I don't really see why it's very popular, but you guys seem to like it which is cool. I like my guitars to look like they just came out of the box every day I play them, with the exception of mods, like Pups and tuners and all that stuff. I peronsally don't get why you guys buy a brand new guitar to make it look older, but if you guys like it, more power to you! :thumb:

    Don't get my wrong, I love seeing these vintage Gibsons. Very cool thread Greg, thanks for sharing.
     
    entresz likes this.
  11. jkinnison90

    jkinnison90 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Those look nice
     
  12. TomGuitar

    TomGuitar Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    mrfett likes this.
  13. BCRGreg

    BCRGreg V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    12,490
    Likes Received:
    9,713
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    [​IMG]

    Absolutely perfect.

    Do you currently own this guitar?
     
    mrfett likes this.
  14. Kim

    Kim MLP Vendor

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    598
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Greg,
    I recently sold the 57.
    We used it as a guide for the first Historic Makeover.
    The first Makeover is on the left:
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Kim

    Kim MLP Vendor

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    598
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Here is the 57 with Duane's:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Guido

    Guido The Gweeeed V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    7,451
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    thats some serious checking in the custom ,Greg. You are a big fan of juniors, dont you?
     
  17. BOBBO

    BOBBO Banned

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    611
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
  18. single cut 54

    single cut 54 V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    2,788
    Likes Received:
    4,479
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
  19. buyusfear

    buyusfear V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
  20. unpluggedinthemetro

    unpluggedinthemetro Senior Member

    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    natural checking is good and antiquish, they are like wrinkles. the stories of our lives..
    oops that should have been on a different thread maybe, oh well hee hee hee
     

Share This Page