There are some LP 52 to 59 convertions on the market... What do you think of 'em? Ex: http://www.garysguitars.com/catalog/1952-gibson-les-paul-standard-%E2%80%9Cburst%E2%80%9D-conversion Here's some more info on the guitar from the seller: This is a guitar that is a real 52’ Goldtop that was modified to be set up as a burst with a stop tail piece, tune-o-matic & humbuckers. It of course has replaced parts and a laminate veneer over the original top. The neck was reset to the proper modern neck angle. It has tone of the original woods and the dazzle & flare offered by the flamed Maple veneer. The guitar weighs 8 lbs 15 oz and sounds amazing. We do not know the Luthier's name but the work is superb. Has the original pots, capacitors, tuners, etc., still in the guitar. We believe the pickups are Dimarzio's.