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    Can this guitar be saved?

    Some people on the Gear Page were discussing this guitar, and the following was mentioned: "Word on the street is that is sold for full asking price this morning to a collector who is quite unlikely to try and restore or convert this thing. I'm totally shocked by that, but I guess the story and...
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    Can this guitar be saved?

    I've seen restoration experts perform miracles before... With the right man on the job (and a healthy restoration budget) I think this can be saved.
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    *** 52 Headstock Repair ***

    Excellent work, as always! :dude:
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    NVGD: 1963 Polaris White SG Special

    Total stunner! I love cherry SGs, but Polaris White takes my love to a different level!! :dude:
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    Is this a genuine 59 Burst?

    An in-hand inspection should tell us all we need to know. :cool2:
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    1953 vs 1960 Les Paul Custom headstock comparison.

    I saw this on ATB's Instagram last picture. :cool2:
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    53 Les Paul custom

    The Les Paul Custom indeed appeared in late '53, and it is true that the early ones had no serial numbers,
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    Explorer prices

    I bought one today, 6 March 2021 for £825 + shipping, so they are out there. '76 RI in Cherry from 2006, according to the seller.
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    *** 1954 LP Goldtop Restoration ***

    Incredible, as always! :cheers:
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    1953 Gibson Les Paul Retread

    Cardinal Red gets my vote! :cool:
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    Kim Deals Goldtop

    It was the other way around, actually. It was always her guitar and Joey borrowed it.
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    Kim Deals Goldtop

    Can't remember the year, but this is also the guitar Joey borrowed from Kim for the time they were in Pixies together. Pretty legendary Les Paul, in my book, as Pixies and The Breeders are some of my favourite groups of all time. :cool:
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    1957 Les Paul Custom pickups

    They definitely did. Keith richards' Alnico Custom was a '57, for example. I have a few photos of different Alnico '57s in my archives. the highest serial I have listed is 7 5712. I also have a refinished guitar in my archive with a serial of 7 5968, but it is actually stamped-pressed into the...
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    1953 Les Paul Custom Prototype?

    Coming in late, but I gotta agree with the guys...a few red flags for sure...
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    Portrait of my '65

    Very, very cool! :)

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