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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    Yes, I have turned up some mahogany rod I can insert and drill out but as was mentioned by folks earlier there are bushings available to do the same job. I thought about refinishing the front of the headstock, but that would mean messing with the Les Paul silk screen. The lacquer is pealing off...
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    Intro from Martin

    It's cause my Gibson was the latest I purchased. So I joined the forum to find out if I really did have a 2000 classic, which it seems I do. Never had one before, just went out on a limb cause the price was right and nothing ventured, nothing gained. It turned out to be fun, which I think...
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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    Well thank you for the advice. I've only been buying things with thin necks just on the logic of it. My ESP MIJ Jake E. Lee custom has a neck so thin I'm amazed the truss rod doesn't poke through. It has always been my favorite to play with it's well finished neck and mixture of jumbo and thin...
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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    Except this one has a really thin neck, which is good as I don't have hand size for large necks.
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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    Oooh thank you. Never thought to look for something like that. You learn something new everyday. Thanks again.
  6. mecsw500

    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    It's just weird, the front of the headstock has the finish lifting, yet the rest of the neck and body is nigh on perfect. It must be a Gibson thing. Like I said, its my first Gibson and it is what it is for the money. It's like the finish didn't quite adhere to the surface color. The back of the...
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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    I looked at a 2017 online and they had Grover's. Mmmm. I could refinish the headstock and go back to something like original I suppose, but I don't think it is worth it to be honest. Filling and redrilling etc. Easy enough to do but time consuming. Then I'd have to fiddle with the...
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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    Monkey house, I can't wait for the free bananas. Yes, sorry the serial number is 005594. I read my list of serial numbers I keep for insurance purposes and I read the wrong line. Good job my new glasses are in.² The Grover's work well but I agree I wish some prior owner (being polite here)...
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    Intro from Martin

    Hi, I'm Martin from Draper, Utah, USA. I'm a bit of an amateur guitar tech. I service, repair and setup guitars for school kids in my spare time. I'm retired, but go into schools as a substitute teacher. I like blues. My guitar hero is Rory Gallagher (RIP). My guitar "collection" includes...
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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    Ok, so here goes with the fuzzy pictures. 1. Body 2. Body again. 3. Headstock with finish crazing 4. Control cavity, pots marked Gibson 5. Oddball Gibson pot 6. Neck pickup and cavity. 7. Bridge pickup and cavity 8. Back of bridge and stop tail piece 9. Scratch plate. 10. Back of headstock...
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    Not quite sure what I got, or what mods it has, LP Classic

    Ok, So I have a 2000 LP Classic. I paid $900 for it last year. Everything seems right. Serial # is 0067xx. Under neck pickup it has a mark TA and what looks like TA initials scrawled. Under bridge pickup it has LPCS on the body. Truss rod cover says Classic. Pickguard says 1960. Binding is...


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