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    Duane Allman Custom Shop Demo at Casino Guitars

    Just saw this. Beautiful Les Paul. That neck pickup is FAT. Thoroughly enjoyed this.
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    Chris Buck bought an EGF1200!

    Chris Buck bought an 1980 EGF1200 Super Real! Nice to see it's legs being stretched.
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    Greco Mint Collection EG59-70 Fret Type/Size

    What size/type fret are closest to the stock EG59-70? I translated the 1989 Greco Catalog (my year) and Google said "Wide Oval" What would that translate to in actual wire? Here is a picture
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    I held a 2020 R0 today...

    I went to the music store on my lunch and tried out a bunch of guitars. I tried an R0... I get it now... The weight and feel are on a completely different level than Gibson USA. It felt like a low 8lbs (reference is my Greco at 8 1/2lbs) The 60s neck is pretty sweet as well. Even the relic on...
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    I did a thing, bought a 5F6a Kit

    I am itching to build a new amp just because it is fun... I ended up with the Ceriatone 5F6a kit (unassembled board) strictly because I like the head chassis... This is going to be fun...
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    3D pop/effect finish question

    I have been curious about this for a while. My plain top LP (Greco EG59) has a poly based finish but with subtle 3D pop (no flame). The pop is from what I suspect to be subtle figuring. The pop is more of a "haze", when I move it around, especially in the light, I can see the change. I can...
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    Ted McCarty Tonewood/Management Interview on Reverb

    Apologies if this was posted here already. I found it really interesting https://reverb.com/news/former-gibson-chief-ted-mccarty-on-tonewoods-and-the-problems-of-top-heavy-management
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    Big Bend's Nut Sauce on ABR-1 Saddles?

    I got some nut sauce for my nut. Have you guys put it on your ABR-1 Saddles? Does it help intonation? I saw it goes on bridges but I'm not sure...
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    Making Brass Bridge Posts

    While I wait for my amp speaker, I am making some brass bridge posts for my Greco. Going to dremel these down tomorrow.
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    Marshall Champ Micro Amp Build

    Hello, I don't like how my Marshall MG10CD practice amp sounds, SO I decided to build my own. And document it here. I have owned the MG10CD as my only amp since I first attempted to learn guitar back in 2005, and never cared for the sound it makes. Rob Robinette has a Champ Micro...
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    Greco Pickguard fit issues

    Anyone have issues fitting Gibson pickguards to Grecos? I bought one and the pickup rings are too big for the pickguard. The screw hole is also different.
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    Anyone use Bartlett Aniline Dye and Pore Filler?

    Anyone have any experience with this aniline dye and pore filler? https://bartlettguitarparts.com/products/aniline-dye https://bartlettguitarparts.com/products/pore-filler I am researching a refinish on my Greco. I want the burst to fade over time.
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    Greco Refinish Guide

    I am interested in refinishing my EG59-70 to nitro in the future and have been researching quite a bit. I found these that I think would help people out. I also wanted input from the Guru's here to point out things that may not be kosher/covered in these guides below...

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