Story of My Conversion (52-59)

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by amused, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    That Crestwood Deluxe used to live in DETROIT.:naughty:
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    http://www.detroitrocknrollmagazine.com/2014/05/deniz-tek-buys-fred-sonic-smiths.html
     
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    I would stick with the faded burst, which looks great on this guitar.

    Great post! Thanks for sharing this journey.
     
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  5. amused

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    Well, I am travelling to Bretagne this week, so I only have my cellphone and it is difficult to post pictures, but one bad piece of news is customs had been retaining the guitar in France and I sent us the documents but they are still making it difficult to release it... I come back home on Friday and hope they will release the package by then.

    If you insist guys, I might give you an hint about how the guitar ended up :)
     
  6. Bend'n'Slide

    Bend'n'Slide Senior Member

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    Oh get on with it and stop being a tease...!!

    :p
     
  7. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Hey!
    We are not "amused"...
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  8. HarryT

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    ... here comes the sun burst ?
     
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  9. RAG7890

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    ........lots of foreplay but after days, no end point! :eek2: :dunno: :hyper:

    :slap:

    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

    :cheers2:
     
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  10. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    What day are we?

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  11. judson

    judson Senior Member

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    this is starting to feel like high school and the cheerleader than never gave me that bj
     
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    ajory72 Senior Member

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    We insist..... in fact the Ninja's are on their way!

    But seriously = what does this entail for a European trek? - what exactly do you have to prove [i'm assuming some kind of Cites cert?] - Interested to know.

    [you may be able to charge us for views the way this thread is going :D ]
     
  13. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    It's fun to make fun but he's traveling to Bretagne this week.
    Remember?
    I guess we will have to wait a little more...
     
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  14. amused

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    Good news here, I love Bretagne... lol

    Just joking, the good news is that customs sent an email to say they are releasing the guitar... so I should be able to get it when I come back from my short vacations, that should be friday or saturday.

    To stop the tease, let's see how the guitar ended in very few pics, I will post more in Paris.

    I have problems to publish photos from the cellphone, so I put a link here guys...

    back of my conversion

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  15. amused

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    Head of my conversion
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    Neck of my conversion
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    52/59 Conversion
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    Top
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  16. neozecat

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    You forgot a full pic of the guitar ;)
     
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  17. Bend'n'Slide

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    Good choice!

    I know there's a strong argument for moving away from "yet-another-dirty-lemon-burst" but, to be honest, with a nice bit of wood like that and when the finished result looks so good, it's as good an option as anything else!

    :D
     
  18. amused

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    A full pic will come soon, very soon... on friday I promess :)
     
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  19. neozecat

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    Perfect Mica :dude:
     
  20. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Pics of your wife not loading.
     

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