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  1. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    I used the virtuoso cleaner first, which did most of the work, then the polish after to give it some shine. Keep in mind that this was only done on the maple top, not the mahogany sides and back. Maple has smaller pores and as long as I was careful to get all of the cleaner and polish off with a...
  2. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    It is holding up great! As you can see I came up with another idea lol… I added a Seymour Duncan Omega bridge PUP! This thing rips and looks great now (IMO).
  3. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    The tweaking continues... Switched to Amber reflector knobs and a plain black truss rod cover. Amber switch tip is in the mail, then I'm out of ideas
  4. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    The cleaner alone did add some shine, but the polish took it up another notch. I did some research on the Virtuoso stuff before using it, and some people who used it on open pore surfaces had some white residue in the grain, most people with faded SGs (mahogany), while our tops are maple, which...
  5. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    So after some research into poly finishes, it sounds like the stuff would never wear like I want it to, so... I bought some Virtuoso cleaner and polish and tested it out under the pick guard... And voila! I didnt want it to be super glossy and I know the finish is thin on the worn models so I...
  6. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    Its perfect for a basement player like myself. It's plenty loud as I have neighbours attached and can't go much louder without the police being informed. A purist wouldn't like it, but I like how many amp/sound combos I can get and with the 4 switch code pedal, pre-set 10 banks of 3 different...
  7. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    So I got up this morning and couldn't wait to get these covers on! A little electrical tape and clear silicone to prevent squealing. Saudered into place Ah, much better! (IMO) Finished with some new 10-46 D'addario Nickel Wounds and some slight pole height adjustments and she's never...
  8. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    I had my Gibson standard 2017T strung with 11-49s and it seemed to like those best. This Epi Classic Worn seems to like 10-46 so I'll resist going up for now. My pickup covers arrived today and I'll post some pics once I but them in!
  9. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    It wasn't my first choice of finish either, but it's growing on me. I love the feel of the neck and back. I'm hoping with a little time the matte finish will fade some and it will start to look really cool. I think it just looks a bit strange on a brand new guitar. I'll be patient for now.
  10. MattyJ92

    Psychological issues with LP's

    My 2017 T Standard that I (reluctantly) sold earlier this year was an amazing instrument. It played great, looked great and the fit and finish was fantastic. I even learned to love the versatility of the push/pulls. I'd buy one again in a heartbeat. Having said all of that, I've never played a...
  11. MattyJ92

    2020 Les Paul Classic Worn

    I just picked up a 2020 Worn with Heritage Cherry Sunburst and I love it as is. I'll be adding pickup covers mostly because I prefer the look and am fine with mellowing the tone some, but aside from that and some Dunlop strap locks, it doesn't need anything at all. I'm also interested to see how...
  12. MattyJ92

    New guy intro from Toronto, Canada

    Hi everyone! I'm new on here, but not to LP Guitars. Like many of you I'm sure, I fell in love with the shape, tone and general badassery of the LP growing up loving metal, grunge, classic rock, and punk. Jimmy Page's #1 and #2 LPs are still my gold standard. I'm a self taught basement...


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