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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    But she’s not actually *wearing* a hat!! (And, yes, I had to watch it all the way to the end (twice) just to check I hadn’t missed it...)
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    Awesome!! :dude::cool2: That’s a great looking guitar. New old stock?! What a fabulous find! Candy Apple Red is just such a fabulous classic colour for a Strat. There’s a bloody good reason that my first Strat was CAR! I can’t believe it’s now thirty years old! :wow: I can see why it...
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    New Strat ---- Japan

    Great find!! HNGD!! :dude: I have three MIJ Strats: 1986 ST62, 1987 ST57 and 1989 ST54. They're all great guitars. The pups and electronics did vary as there were several price-points within each model and also changed from year-to-year. Nevertheless, they are usually great guitars and...
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    NGD: Custom Shop Modern Standard

    Damn...!! :dude: That's an absolute beauty! Not a "classic" Lester finish by any means, but all the more intriguing because of it -- and a real looker nonetheless! I love it! Glad to hear it has a "sweet-spot" neck carve too. The Apex headstock seems a sensible functional compromise and it...
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    1955 Les Paul Jnr Resto-Mod

    Wow!! For a rescue-job on a worn-out husk, that thing is fabulous! It’s a great combination: P90 + PAF, single volume / single tone. What a great way to do a stripped-back Lester set-up! The top and the ‘burst are spectacular too — and I’m right with you on just doing the scraped faux...
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    Rubbing Wet Alcohol Tissue on Nitro Finish?

    Which one of the Forum long-termers is gonna own up and admit to being Zohran...? :hmm: :cool2: Or is this just the revenant ghost of Alvin, still haunting the MLP Matrix...?! :Ohno: :naughty:
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    2019 Les Paul Standard 50's Goldtop (more pics added)

    Yep, I’ll second that! I’ve been waiting for a P90 ‘50s to show up as an NGD post — I’m surprised it’s taken this long! I’m not surprised, however, to hear that it’s a screaming blues machine! Attaboy!! :dude:
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    2019 Les Paul Standard 50's Goldtop (more pics added)

    Not helping...!!! :rofl: :hyper: (That’s a seriously fabulous P90 GT at a great weight. Anyone interested in a beautiful ‘14 Standard...?!)
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    Tomorrow’s gonna be hot and humid with crazy thunderstorms (although possibly not as hot, humid or crazy thunderstormy as some of y’all are gonna see...) Anyhoo, in honor of a certain anniversary, tomorrow is a non-guitar building day: My daughter had a friend for a sleepover and...
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    Stupid Question of the Day (SQOTD) ... what is an Unburst?

    Your Unburst is spectacular! Beautiful Lester! As it appears in that photo, the burst on yours looks pretty much exactly like that on my ‘16 Trad in Light Burst — although in my experience they’re tricky finishes to photograph accurately. I know that even between guitars with the same finish...
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    Stupid Question of the Day (SQOTD) ... what is an Unburst?

    I guess there are two distinct answers to this, both elucidated above. The initial use was a play on the term “Sunburst” for the original vintage finish, but to indicate that it had faded to the point of more-or-less losing its ‘burst. The new iteration is Gibson using that play-on-words...
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    2019 Les Paul Standard 50's Goldtop (more pics added)

    Just fabulous! HNGD! :dude: The more I think about this, the more I want a Standard ‘50s GT — but the P90 version rather than the HBs. I’m seriously considering trading my ‘14 Standard to fund this growing GAS.
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    Story of my life buddy... :facepalm: :rofl:
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    Pages. Pages, pages, pages. Don’t like ‘em. Don’t like ‘em at all. Too many posts, too many pages. Can’t keep up...! :eek2: :hyper: :p
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    NGD: Baja Tele

    Nice! HNGD...!! I liked these very much for value-at-price-point and came very close to buying a blackguard Baja on a couple of occasions but got beaten to the punch each time, much to my irritation! In due course, I ended up picking up a fantastic 1985 MIJ TL52 instead — and that well and...
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    NGD: American Special Strat in Sonic Blue

    HNGD!! :dude: That’s fabulous! I love sonic blue, especially with a rosewood board — and the mint pickguard finishes it nicely!
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    New LP hardware losing luster

    @Dr.Tj — Just a few thoughts... 1. Don’t go anywhere near your guitar with WD40...!! It’s a lubricant oil, not a cleaner. It has no place in routine guitar care! 2. When you say you took the strings off and put it away, do you mean that it’s sitting somewhere without strings...? If so...
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    Blue(-ish) Les Pauls: Les see em!

    It’s taken me a while to get around to it but as this thread has been resurrected, I guess it’s time for me to play... Ocean Water Lester: And a Sonic Blue Strat for good measure:
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    Robotuners are actually pretty sweet

    Ooh, ooh, ooh — I remember that one...!! Idiosyncratic and unique but awesome all the same! :dude: I’d forgotten it has robot tuners though! Thinking of some of the comments above: yes, I can see why modern plastic components, likely sourced to a price rather than a decent specification...
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    Robotuners are actually pretty sweet

    :laugh2: :rofl: :laugh2: