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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by BCRGreg, Aug 18, 2008.
No Murphy stuff on this thread.
one question, how does checking exactly work?? and will it happen to the current les pauls over time?
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.
what is that metal plate under the bridge on the custom for? Ive seen them before, but never asked...
Ok I'll play!
Brad Whitford's Goldtop...
Rick Nielsen's got a few with some wear....
(that's MY Kahler clamp on the headstock...)
Beatiful guitars guys!
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!
Don't get my wrong, I love seeing these vintage Gibsons. Very cool thread Greg, thanks for sharing.
Those look nice
Do you currently own this guitar?
I recently sold the 57.
We used it as a guide for the first Historic Makeover.
The first Makeover is on the left:
Here is the 57 with Duane's:
thats some serious checking in the custom ,Greg. You are a big fan of juniors, dont you?
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