Story of My Conversion (52-59)

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

  1. amused

    amused Senior Member

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    Yes it is ... you can notice that from the relic when you know Tom's work hehe
     
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  3. amused

    amused Senior Member

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    A very short audio clip my GF took without noticing with her samsung galaxy s7... poor quality but gives a rough first idea at very low level how it can sound

     
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    I like your story! It reminds me mine so much. Enjoy this beauty!
     
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  5. amused

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    Thanks, I really love the guitar so far... I just got back from 2 weeks with the guitar sitting in her case because of backaches but today I got to play her and even if I am a pretty bad player, I love how it feels and sounds ...

    Here is a short clip for the ones wondering how it sounds ...

     
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  6. OBX351

    OBX351 Senior Member

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    Cool project!!!! I love what you did with it & the guitar looks fantastic!! Sub'ed!!
     
  7. amused

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    Thanks, I am very happy with the result too... besides the fact that it is beautiful and sounds fantastic, this guitar is so easy to play. I may have mentioned it early, but bending have never been so smooth with an LP.
     
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    There's something about an old guitar. I have a '52 and it plays like butter....even with a refret.
     
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    Thermionik Not Fade Away Premium Member

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    Man...
    Refretting butter has to be real tricksy.:rofl:
     
  10. OBX351

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    That's humor!
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Two words:

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  12. amused

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    yeah you are right @OBX351, there's something about vintage guitars, and especially old necks... they feel like home instantly, as if the wood was molded for your hands with time :)
     
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    Nice guitar Micka !
    Jean Christophe
     
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  14. amused

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    Hey JC, thanks for your comment...

    We know each other very much with guitars and I know we are very similar about having high hopes on new high-end guitars.

    I am still in the phase where I want to be very critical about pros and cons, I couldn't play the guitar as much as I planned to since I received her because of my backache and my move this week, but the little time I spent with the guitar has been really very very pleasant, and I can only think the guitar will continue to grow on me over time...
     
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  15. rideski

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    Great thread. Thanks for sharing your journey with this conversion.
     
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    Guitar came out great. Looks fantastic.
     
  17. Roger the engineer

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    hey! she sound pretty fine with my pickups ;-)
     
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    This is really cool! Having just went through the conversion process myself, I really appreciate this story. Thanks for sharing!
     

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