The Official Vintage Les Paul Parts Thread

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    It occured to me that alot of people are looking to replicate the vintage vibe of a 50's era LP! But i bet alot of people aren't sure what these vintage reproduction parts are supposed to look like! I think it would be an excellent idea to post parts from various 50's Les Paul's so people know what they really look like. Feel free to contribute photos, but please make sure they are of real vintage parts!
     
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    Excellent pics Kim !!! Hey i'd know that pink backround anywhere !!!! :naughty::wave:
     
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    1960 klusons and a 1960 truss rod cover and trc screws...

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    ...MINT 1960 klusons...
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    ...1960 reflectors...
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    switchtips...left to right..1955,1960,late 1960,late 60-61...
     
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    ...late '50's to '63 approx...klusons...
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    what is known as a Burst strap...
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    photos by VintageCheckout
     
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    59 Zebras:

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    Amber bonnet knobs late 1955 through early 1960:

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    oo question, in the 50's era inlays were they mother of pearl in the fretboard or are they plastic pearloid? because i heard somewhere that the gibsons nowadays have plastic for fretboard inlays while epi elitist are getting real MOP.
     
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    50's era inlays were made from Cellulose Nitrate:

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    This is great!! Thanks guys! Great thread Bobbo! :dude:
     
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    I have my moments !!! Don't compliment me too much , I'll get a swelled head !!! :laugh2:
     
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    Set of shrunken tuners on a 1959 LP ...

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    1959 pots ...

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    Bumble Bee caps ...

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    Or a GIANT RED NOSE!! :laugh2:
     

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