Real checking gallery

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

  1. NINFNM

    NINFNM Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2014
    like it. Looks like a Paul Klee picture
     
  2. DavGrape

    DavGrape Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    5,423
    Likes Received:
    6,728
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Supporting the bump.
    Natural aging just can't be imitated. (No humble opinion)
     
  3. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

    Messages:
    5,897
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    My new additions to the gallery. Unfortunately, no LPs.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Droog likes this.
  4. neuroy

    neuroy Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    @bossaddict :

    cool pics ! Is that a Telecaster Custom ? What year is she ? The checking looks like nitro, which would be strange for ´70´s Fenders, isn´t it ?

    Please show some more pics of this guitar if you don´t mind.
    Cheers
     
  5. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,764
    Likes Received:
    3,477
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    some checking on the back side, along with other dings & dents. Hard to capture it all without "perfect light"
    just have to use your imagination.

    [​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
  6. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

    Messages:
    5,897
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Thanks! Yeah, it's a '73 Custom and the checking does look a little different than the rest of the guitars in my post above, which are all '60s Gibsons. Here's a link to more pics and a couple of videos...

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371918&
     
  7. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,764
    Likes Received:
    3,477
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    got reflections of my back yard view , & some checking.
    [​IMG]
     
    Droog likes this.
  8. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    566
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2015
    I was just about to ask that too, Deadlyweasel, when I saw your question.
     
  9. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

    Messages:
    5,897
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    [​IMG]
     
    Droog and GearHo like this.
  10. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

    Messages:
    13,355
    Likes Received:
    15,872
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Had a little checking in the sanding sealer of this one after leaving it out on a cold night.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Wyattsgroove

    Wyattsgroove Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    My late '59 double cut "mutt" bad headstock repair and all!!
     

    Attached Files:

  12. GearHo

    GearHo Premium Member

    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    489
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
  13. GearHo

    GearHo Premium Member

    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    489
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    79 strat the poly one that doesn't check or age naturally.

    [​IMG]
     
    bossaddict likes this.
  14. neuroy

    neuroy Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Doesn´t those OLY white ´s have clear nitro over poly white ?
    Looking great , this guitar, congrats !
     
  15. GearHo

    GearHo Premium Member

    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    489
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    My understand is that the white fullerplast is under the yellow, and clear poly was sprayed over that. I have seen many 70's strats that have had some form of checking on them, but it takes quite a bit more exposure to the elements to get like this vs. nitro finishes. Of all the 70's strats I have owned, this one has stayed with me for a long while. Its on the heavy side, but has quite a thump for a strat.
     
  16. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    3,602
    Likes Received:
    4,979
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    1961

    [​IMG]


    1966

    [​IMG]


    1952

    [​IMG]


    1957 which I hot-rodded and refinished in 1977

    [​IMG]
     
    bossaddict likes this.
  17. lewis_grey

    lewis_grey Senior Member

    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    217
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    IMG_0416.JPG IMG_0419.JPG IMG_0422.JPG IMG_0421.JPG

    Been meaning to post these in this thread....my '56 TV Special
     
    bossaddict and sws1 like this.

Share This Page