Replica Les Pauls show em!!

Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by fretboarder, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. crompo

    crompo Senior Member

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    Yep - pretty sure it was made by Noblett (or maybe it's a replica !) - Circa 1990. Funny what you see in peoples photo's.

    My dog "Rosie" always sneaks in the pictures - can you see her ?

    I'm going to have to get a bigger pool table too. A 58 replica is one the way - the last one for the collection. Parts are all here so i'll start around the end of march - gives me something to do over the colder months - hopefully ready to paint by October.

    What's the LP in your avatar ? New replica ?

    Any details or photo's ?

    Cheers.

    Wayne
     
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  2. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Very cool mate, we have the same B & H. I think we bought ours in the late '80's, along with the Dining Table. :laugh2:

    I can see Rosie in the top of the 3rd pic. :)

    Can't wait to see your '58 Replica Project get underway. I'll have to Email you pics of mine. The Avatar is my '54 Replica............made by the & I quote.........."the smart arse builder in the reflection" :laugh2:

    I'll Email a complete set of pics & the details over for you tomorrow.

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    The above pics are cool but the outside back shot in particular is outstanding IMHO............I can't even see his reflection. :D

    Cheers, Rudi
     

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  3. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    :shock:.....................Stalkers................:D

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  4. Jessenoah

    Jessenoah Senior Member

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    You are a have and I am a HAVE NOT!:laugh2::naughty::fingersx:
     
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  5. crompo

    crompo Senior Member

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    The "the smart arse builder in the reflection" takes things to another level. I have never seen anything like it - just amazing.

    Pure art - no other word for it.

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    Thanks Rudi !
     
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  6. crompo

    crompo Senior Member

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    Nope - I am a made and you are a MADE NOT!

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  7. Kølabrennern

    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    After owning this guitar for four years, I was getting annoyed by the fact that I skimped on the fretboard inlays when collecting parts for the build. So, I ordered a set of DJ inlays from Crazyparts. The original inlays were Zamms, which are a tad bigger than the DJ/Retrospec/Bartlett etc. traps, so this took forever, with a lot of drop filling and scraping. It certainly isn't a perfectly executed job, and I'm not hugely impressed with the pattern in the particular set of inlays I received, with no vertical lines in the 4 largest inlays. Also, one inlay came with a chipped corner.

    Anyway, I think it turned out alright, with a bit of a shrunken appearance that will look even better when they yellow a little. Tons better than the Zamms, where some had wild patterning and others none at all.

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  8. RAG7890

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    Some more pics..................

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  9. John Bauers

    John Bauers Senior Member

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    I have finished my first proper build and it was suggested that I post a few photos here.

    It has been a great experience and I have learnt so much. I copied the 'Preeb' build process as he seems to know what its all about. Thanks to all the advice and complements along the way. She plays and sounds great, I'm still getting used to the Les Paul (been a Strat player for years). I'm still tweaking the set up from time to time.

    I gig regularly so the natural distressing process has started with a few dings here and there.

    I find guitars seem to improve tone wise over the years so I am looking forward to this one getting better and better. She will always be very special.

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    Her serial number is 9 0104 which is my birthday. I have wanted a 59 for years. For me this is the only semi legal way of obtaining one.
     
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  10. s3nsei

    s3nsei Junior Member

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    Not sure if this is a right place for this but...
    Just finished my handmade Lp Custom replica.
    Might start a build thread also later on.
    Some small dents and dings here and there + i decided to remove the Pickguard which i installed.
    All in all, im pretty happy how this turned out.

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  11. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Still one of my faves.
    Your avatar sure looks different lol.
    You went from being a young baby face to Frederick Niche. :hmm:
    At 1st I thought you sold her!
     
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    Kølabrennern Senior Member

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    Haha yeah, age will do that to you.

    Will of course never sell the guitar, it's my baby :)
     
  14. Guitarhospital

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    If I were you, my cheeks would ache from smiling :)
     
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  16. Guitarhospital

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    Gold Top 1956 Replica......
     
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  17. Guitarhospital

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    2 Les Paul 1959 replica's... The left one has a fat neck , reliced and aged,the right one has a bit slimmer neck ,just like the 60ies.. and is slightly aged..
    The tops do not have such a nice flame but a bit more pinstripe like...

    All Nitro-cellulose.
     
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  18. dlmorley

    dlmorley Senior Member

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    That's wonderful..can I ask if it was built here (ie Europe?)
     
  19. Guitarhospital

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    Asian guitars... Korean I presume... just build of by me , parts and spraying !
     
  20. dlmorley

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    Looks great in any case!
     
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