Robbie Krieger Custom Replica [attempt]

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  1. ajory72

    ajory72 Senior Member

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    Has anyone here tried to do their own take on Robbie Kriegers Les Paul Custom?

    Here is a pick of Gibsons Custom shop replica:
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    Here is my take on this guitar - I couldnt afford one, so thought i'd go the next best route and make one, I guess the only real resemblance apart from the sound which reminds me of those Doors recordings - is the cream pick up in the neck position....

    Anyway here's my take:
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    Not the best pictures - but you get the idea.... started out a different guitar, and the top was so plain that it had to be back :)

    Ill dig up some old pics of its first incarnation.... [
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    Here ya go - what it looked like before the black went on and the new neck pup
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    Maple top is plain as the day is long and the neck and back have some very nice Mahogany flame going on, I made the mistake of using this stain I foudn in the hardware store - that when i sprayed the Nitro on it melded together, I use a whole can over one month and it just kept melting into each other - to the point where the back and neck still feels unpolished

    The headstock here looks rather dull, I popped about 3 more coats of Nitro onto it and a year in it looks much btter than this shot... PS took me a week of sawing on my sick bed to get the Riley name carved into what was one piece, until it snapped.....
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    mangus Senior Member

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    Niiiiice!!
     
  3. Sunburstman

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    Guys! These Replicas are very Kool, Robby Krieger is one of the greatest guitar players to ever play rock n' roll, especially in a live situation.
     
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    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    I love it!!! I love two times!!!
    (my I suggest you) play it twice today
     
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    Haha . I do.... Though lately its tuned to either DADGAD or Pages DGCGCD the latter so I can play the rain song!.
     
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