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    What would you pay? 52/56 Les Paul Standard w/refin

    Any idea where you might send it to get refin'd gold?
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    What would you pay? 52/56 Les Paul Standard w/refin

    If you can manage to talk him down to $8500-9000, I would say that's a fair price for a '52-'56 conversion. Say that you're going to get a refin and that's affecting your purchase price. I paid slightly more than the asking price (10.5K) for my refin'd '53. I think under 10K would be a bargain...
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    Yeah, its definitely growing on me. The seller mentioned that it took about "a year for them to nail the right color". I think it was done about 3-5 years ago. I'm not an expert on vintage les paul carves and how the dish is suppose to look. It looks like most of it remains in tact. The...
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    So, I've had some time to play the guitar. She is a player through and through. It sounds very open with a sweet top end with 10s. Comes to life when played as you can feel the neck and body resonate. Includes the 4 latch brown lifton case. The seller told me he purchased it from the original...
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    I'm going to tomorrow out to check/play it and see if she's coming home or not. Will post pics by this time tomorrow. I hadn't asked for specific measurements on the neck, but I'll be taking my black light and calipers to see. The guitar weights 8.6 lbs which is lighter than a R8 and early '69...
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    No doubt. I'm going to wait until the frets give out at least. Early 2021 is when I'll be able to set cash aside for refin/fretwork.
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    So I've heard back from two shops, looking at $1325-$1900. Which is better than expected really. Refrets are expensive lol. I'm use to my luthiers prices haha. Reached out to another shop today. Waiting on two more to reply. On the pending purchase front: May pickup as soon as Wednesday.
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    Buying vintage guitars to strip parts - Bad mojo, right?

    I paid $3000 for the JR (w/ chainsaw case) on Craigslist L.A. I forgot that I bought a lifton reissue case, so I only really made $200 +/-
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    Wow. That goldtop aged well.
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    I'll take a look. Thanks. Edit: this is suppose to be a old Mirabella Conversion, they did reshoot the goldtop. Will reach out.
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    Yeah and that's been my main reason for posting this. I'm not entirely sure who to send this to. I'm not doing a burst, I'm going gold again. Here's one from Yuuki, but he's full of projects. So, he's off the list for the time being. That is also in the back of my mind, how are these...
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    FS: Pigdog MK II Professional and ProAnalog Devices Manticore

    Bump. Some listings sold on Reverb. Saved the best for last. These two pedals are prospective monsters.
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    Best shop for refin/wood work for vintage guitars

    Do you have photos? Proper goldtop photos from these builders/shops are hard to come by and judge. Everyone wants a faux burst from these old refin'd goldtops. Which isn't a bad thing, I still drool over most conversions lol These are examples I have found from CF Restorations and HM. HM...


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