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    Bill Lawrence (Wilde) L500's

    I have a set of L500's in my Les Paul that are the USA version (XL in bridge, R in the neck) and absolutely love them. I have them wired up to 500K pots. For my new guitar (Gibson SG Supreme), I will be ordering another set of L500's but this time from Wilde pickups aka Bill and Becky. What is...
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    SG Supreme refret questions

    Yes I agree. I was looking to possibly have a custom built guitar made through Gibson's made to measure program , however, if this is how they plek they're guitar I would rather have someone do it by hand instead of have it PLEKed.
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    SG Supreme refret questions

    I've heard this is how Gibson PLEKs their guitars. They don't plane the fretboard but rather plane the frets. So you end up with frets with different heights because the machine grinds the frets down until they're all even. Is this true?
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    SG Supreme refret questions

    I went with the larger 58118 Stainless frets. My Luthier told me that the difference between both fret choices I was looking at were so small that they'd feel pretty much the same. So I just went with the larger one.
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    SG Supreme refret questions

    I want to refret because I want much taller frets and I want stainless steel as they feel much smoother for bending. I also want to eliminate the nibs. I just can't decide between the .058 x .118 frets or the .057 x .110 frets. I want the tallest possible but I wonder if the .118 width will...
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    SG Supreme refret questions

    These are the frets on my Les Paul and SG
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    SG Supreme refret questions

    I have an SG Supreme that I want to get refretted. I want the absolute tallest fret wire possible for bending and doing vibrato as I like wide vibrato. I'm going to refret with either Jescar 58118 (.58 high by .118 wide) stainless steel or Jescar 57110 (.57 high by .110 wide) stainless steel. On...
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    Looking at a SG Supreme

    Yes they are. I thought this would change the tone of the neck pick up but I noticed it doesn't make a difference on the SG. The neck pickup is closer to the bridge on all models due to that little plastic cover over the tenon between the fretboard and pickup. So the 24 frets just fill in the...
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    Looking at a SG Supreme

    Originally I was going to get a 61' reissue but someone I know is selling their early 2000's SG Supreme in midnight blue. I have a few questions about this model. Being that the guitar has a maple cap, how does this affect the tone of the guitar? Does it make it sound a bit closer to a Les...
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    Les Paul 25/50 value?

    Does the 25/50 have a long or short neck tenon? I know the long tenons stopped in 75 but the 25/50 is made at the kalamazoo plant. Do all kalamazoo made guitars have the long/transitional tenon or did they get the short tenon after 75 as well ?
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    Les Paul 25/50 value?

    I'm looking to buy a 25/50 Les Paul. However, the pricing for these guitars are all over the place ranging from $3,000 to almost $6,000. What are these guitars really worth? I understand they're a special anniversary model with unique features but $4,500 or more seems like a lot for these...
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    Custom Build Luthiers Wanted

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    Custom Build Luthiers Wanted

    I'm looking to have a custom LP style guitar built. Looking for reputable luthiers with experience building this style of guitar. I can PM the spec sheet if anyone on here is interested. Thank you.
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    Les Paul Custom Replica Build Help

    I'd rather have a heavy guitar with no weight relief than a lighter guitar that has been weight relieved. That is a big reason I won't buy a newer Gibson. Not that weight relieved guitars don't sound good, it is just something that bugs me. But if a luthier/builder had some advice, I would...
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    Les Paul Custom Replica Build Help

    I wouldn't want to modify a 25/50 guitar as it they are pretty collectible and not just a run of the mill custom. Also, I prefer the regular block inlays instead of the super 400 inlays on the 25/50. The 25/50 has a lot of what I want but a custom build to my specs would be the ultimate guitar...




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