What 'bout LP burst convertions?!

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by Xrun Morzov, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    Jumping, did you spray aniline? That's a beautiful finish, and I'm wondering if it's gonna fade from there, or stay that way, because it would be awesome if it stays that way.
     
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  2. Jumping@shadows

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    Thanks guys! A luthier friend whom I have great fondness and respect for suggested his preference would have been to keep the fretboard, top, logo and binding etc and re-body, and re-neck it, as the mods/damage was too extensive and not cost efficient- thankfully I don't charge myself, and was determined to keep all the old wood, and I'm glad I persevered :)
    JJ, yes it's aniline but I shot it a really strong/bright clown burst, so I think it'll settle close to this... I have two other mid '50s conversions I'm finishing up, one of which has by far the best ribbon flame edge-to-edge one piece flame top I've seen on a GT- pics of that in a week or so ;)
     
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  3. JJ Blair

    JJ Blair Senior Member

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    Oh, so you faded it already. Sweet.
     
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    Here's the '54 one piece top ;)

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  5. Frutiger

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    Man, you're killing it with the conversions!

    I'm emailing you...
     
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    yukki, You should start your own thread on these conversions.. I think a lot of us would like to see the progress...
     
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  7. Nick-O

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    Agreed, this has become one of my favorite threads. Lazarus come forth! Gotta love it.
     
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    Thanks guys! My daughter gave me her stomach bug last night, so nothing aside from writhing in agony and hugging the toilet will be happening for awhile :(
     
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    yeti Senior Member

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    best looking conversion top I've ever seen, fantastic!:shock::dude::applause:
     
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    I feel much better today so put the '54 together- words fail me!
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    Both are awesome but the '56 is outstanding Yuuki.

    :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :thumb: :applause:

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    Wow, Yuuki, both of those guitars are absolutely gorgeous! I'm super jealous!!!

    Can you possibly share what was done to plug the TP holes on the '54? Whoever did that route/plug job and the matching of the grain, did an outstanding job. Did they find a perfectly matching piece of maple, or did they draw the grain lines and color the wood to match? Any closeups of that area before and after?


    Frank
     
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    Thanks Rudi :)

    Frank I've emailed you some pics ;)
     
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    Looks like it needs to be 'broken in' though. You got the address, Yuk! You can send it on OTP with that goofy ass DC, if you want.

    Get well, mate! :wave:

    :shock::wow::shock::wow:

    :drool:
     
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    homenote ROCKSTAR INC (T.M) V.I.P. Member

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    These post smell very ......fishy. :naughty:
     
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  17. joedonner2001

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    Dude, is that uncle Toni's '54??

    :wow:

    Holy sh#t...

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  18. JohanHaellgren

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    This is THE most beautiful guitar, of any maker, model and serial number i have ever seen. Holy ****, if i even had the possibility to wrap my hands around that neck, id never ever let it go. You my friend is the luckiest man on this planet, imo. Take good care of her! :wow::wow::dude:
     
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  19. Xrun Morzov

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    So any news in Convertions market? )
     
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    Fixed.............sorry had to do it, hope you don't mind. :)

    :cheers2:
     

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