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  1. Luke Duke

    Kalamazoo factory auction

    Last year at a GC in Memphis I was told that an oddball 335 studio was such because of an "employee". According to them/him it was customary for Gibson Memphis to allow a "custom birthday or anniversary" guitar once a year. I can see that could have been a practice for a long time. In that...
  2. Luke Duke

    R8 2017 fretboard Quality issue

    Just as a side-note regarding inlays.... I know Gibson Montana inlays are done in house. Is it possible that’s where it’s done then they are shipped to Nashville? It would explain humidity differences as well.
  3. Luke Duke

    3 Pickup ‘57 style wiring?

    Ca THANK YOU! I changed frames before I had to leave. (Thanks James!). Now to wire the bad boy up
  4. Luke Duke

    3 Pickup ‘57 style wiring?

    Sounds great, just let me know what you come up with. The frame isn’t a huge deal to me. I’d love there to be a gold “plunger” switch. But it is what it is.
  5. Luke Duke

    3 Pickup ‘57 style wiring?

    I didn't see anything on stew-mac with an extra leaf. I'm happy to do the footwork if you'll point me the right way.
  6. Luke Duke

    3 Pickup ‘57 style wiring?

    James, if you can find one of those switches I'll be happy to take it off your hands. If it's gold, all the better!
  7. Luke Duke

    1955 Les Paul Jnr Resto-Mod

    Looks fantastic! I love the idea. I'm buddies with Christian and when he told me your plan I was excited...but had no idea it would look like THIS when it was done! Well done!
  8. Luke Duke

    3 Pickup ‘57 style wiring?

    So it’s an actual extra pole on the bottom?! That’s a game changer.
  9. Luke Duke

    3 Pickup ‘57 style wiring?

    All right, I’ve stared at the schematic and the layout for a 50s three pick up custom. I am no closer to figuring out what in the world I am supposed to be doing with this switch. Gibson‘s own paperwork shows six contacts on a regular three-way switch. So does that mean they are using the...
  10. Luke Duke

    Cash Has Exchanged Hands....the 68 335 Refurb is Underway

    Yeaaaaah, kinda "bleh" without. I'm still trying to decide if I should go back to the nickel/chrome mixed hardware that was factory...or do all nickel.
  11. Luke Duke

    Cash Has Exchanged Hands....the 68 335 Refurb is Underway

    I'll do it! I expect it to be an interesting picture journey. The shape is good, but the width is just too narrow for me. With so many other issues and the broken lacquer on the headstock it seemed to me the best way forward. I don't think I'd play it with the neck it currently has and I...
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    Cash Has Exchanged Hands....the 68 335 Refurb is Underway

    Thank you very much! It was my first electric, I got it when I graduated High School. My parents put up 80% of it as a graduation gift, and I put up the rest. Dad thought I needed a LP...and he was right, but not right then!
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    Cash Has Exchanged Hands....the 68 335 Refurb is Underway

    So in case you guys didn't see here I was considering a 68 335 to re-furb and was curious about what little info Gibson had on it. It was painted with a rattle can, over binding and all, had a phase switch installed, changed 2 pots out, and had a stop bar installed too far back. All that said...
  14. Luke Duke

    Looking at Buying/Restoring 1968 ES335 Shipping ledger?

    Well, I struck out. Gibson said that the documents had been archived and there was no way to get a copy.
  15. Luke Duke

    Looking at Buying/Restoring 1968 ES335 Shipping ledger?

    The guitar is a bit of a basket case. The previous owner used Krylon over the factory finish...and it appears to have a blue hue. So I'm wondering if it was Pelham Blue originally. I was hoping that maybe somebody had the page with the 51614x and maybe I could see if it said the original...
  16. Luke Duke

    Any TV Jones users?

    I don't have TVs in a solid body but I LOVE them in my electromatic. I'm considering whether the change is warranted in my Falcon.
  17. Luke Duke

    Manlius 70s Super D

    That was a request on my part. I don't think Dmz even offers that flexibility, but I could be wrong. Mick told me that the filister screws shouldn't change the tone too dramatically. In my conversations with people much smarter than me in pup world I've been told the filister heads have a...
  18. Luke Duke

    Doyle coils

    Ok, I'm confused. Is it a clone or is it different all together? He says it's both at different times in the video. I think Les was a great guy but I'm not sure how many people are really chasing his tonal target. Luke
  19. Luke Duke

    Manlius 70s Super D

    Oh yeah, here are the pics!


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