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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by amused, Aug 8, 2017.
Awesome guitar, and great thread! I'm sure the wait was difficult, but now you have your reward!
Tom did an awesome job............can tell his work a mile away, from the pics.
Now we want to hear clips !!!!!
I can't say the word "Perfect"....perfect enough....
Great looking guitar!
Yeah, Tom is The Man!
I'll be the first to tell!!!! "Amused" finally get his guitar release from the f.... french customs!
As Roger just said, I finally released the guitar and I just plugged the guitar in my new Lazy J20 in appartment, so only cleans so far... It was t minutes but it already made want to play more and more with that guitar... it sounds fantastic, it is so so easy to bend strings, the neck feels really great and I can't wait to play more... tomorrow I am travelling so I will get to my home in 2 days. I will post new pics and maybe video clips later on.
Nice nice work by Tom and very promising first test of Roger's PAFs in a clean tweed channel.
I stoked for you! congrats!
Just an update for now,m the guitar had a good trip back home with me, and this week-end I will be able to make a nice comparison with another beauty of mine from Tom, and also play some more gainy riffs to feel the beast in loud action.
Also, I will update the thread with some pictures from me, which are not as beautiful as the one Tom is taking but I will do my best to show you the guitar
You bet... I just strung her unplugged yesterday and I felt like I finally got that vintage truly woody sounding tone I have been looking for so long...
How is the 54 going?
Still going strong. I haven't had it refretted, but I'm not too far from that point.
I would love to try it. Are you in Paris?
I received the guitar in paris on monday, but travelled the day after that
Really a pain because it is one opportunity to have that kind of instrument in your hands... now she is in Brasil with me and man it is rocking in my Lazy J20
That is beautiful!!!
wow, that is an incredible instrument. an impeccable finish job, and i am such a sucker for kidney-bean grovers. so cool! i hope you enjoy her
Little update of the day...
I played the conversion vs my replica yesterday with different amps but it was at home so I couldn't get into the most interesting territories of gain... so far I am totally sold to the cleans I get with that conversion, it has a lot more presence than my replica, a lot more precision in notes, clarity... BUT I prefer to be objective and wait because the set-up on both guitars is completely different, I just changed strings on my replica but I have a feeling that I need to give her a full set-up.
On the other end, my 52-59 has a little problem that could not be fixed so far, the strings had been set-up fairly high because of the bridge pickup that was set 2-3 mm too high. Why is that... I don't want to enter the detail but I need to change a pari of screw to allow the pickup to be lowered by 2-3 mm and then I would be able to set-up the perfect strings high for me.
Anyway, I tried to record a small clip but I am not happy wit how it sounds so I will wait and make one with better quality later.
For now, some more pictures, and starting with the first one out of the box:
and just after the first note played:
We decided to let the original scars visibles:
neck break, and grovers have been installed because holes had been drilled already
original bridge and trapeze holes:
And I tried to catch relic details:
The brazilian rosewood is just out of this world:
And side by side with my replica:
By the way, my replica's back was red when I got her in 2014, look how it faded already ...
And a last one:
Is the replica by Tom too?