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    turning a 89 Greco into a 1954 gold toppy

    I did this with a Bulldog kit build that I bought off somebody already finished. It came out good enough for me, which is to say that I don't invite people to look too close at it.
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    Tokai LS-100 Refret (Nibs) question

    I will bid adieu to the nibs on my LC100 when its frets become untenably low. I'd rather spend that money on stainless.
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    The MIJ Classifieds: please read the rules before posting...

    They're building one about a mile from me. Could be dangerous...
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    The MIJ Classifieds: please read the rules before posting...

    Chicago proper, northwest side.
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    The MIJ Classifieds: please read the rules before posting...

    I saw that Crews on my local Craigslist and whatnot. If I had room in my life for another guitar, you would have heard from me immediately. That's a real looker.
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    The MIJ Classifieds: please read the rules before posting...

    I played one of those '55 Epiphone Customs shortly after they came out and it wasn't half the guitar my old Edwards Custom was. Could have just been a dud, I guess.
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    Convince me to not sell my MIJ LP to get a Gibson LP

    Never owned a Gibson myself, but have played loads of them in various contexts. I can count on one hand the ones that were exceptional and that I considered to be worth something like their price tag: My old roommate's dad's '79 silverburst Custom, which lived at our apartment for a while...
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    1989 Edwards ready to play

    That is just about the plainest top I've ever seen. Great color on that.
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    Most expensive MIJ you own

    My 1979 LC100. On the left in these photos. Yet another one courtesy of Harold. The first time he posted a picture of it, I knew I had to have it, and lucky for me he put it up for sale a while later. Only guitar I've ever spent more than $1000 on, and very much worth it, although it's not quite...
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    MIJ custom with 3 piece maple neck?

    That'll be a one-piece neck though, surely?
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    Edwards Lacquer Taste vs All Lacquer

    Yep, nitro topcoat. I used to have a 2006 LTS, and it had a nice satiny look on the finish. Great guitar, although when I got my first Tokai, it was time to move it on.
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    How about a vintage Tokai NGD? (with pics)

    That is, as they say, a spicy meatball.
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    Les Paul Standard / Traditional or High end Tokai LP ?

    I've never owned a Gibson. I've played a few Gibsons that were utter stunners, like my old roommate's dad's '79 silverburst Custom and an aughts ('06 or '07 maybe) custom shop Black Beauty. I've also played more than a few that were unremarkable, and a handful that were downright cruddy. I have...
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    The MIJ Classifieds: please read the rules before posting...

    Good price, too. I just can't...I'm at capacity with guitars. Especially G-style two-humbucker guitars. I really should stop looking at this thread (but I won't).
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    The MIJ Classifieds: please read the rules before posting...

    Oh, you put it in the right place, all right. I do love a white SG.


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