I suppose Gibson had "good stocks on hand" of nice figured maple back in the day, and this was one way of using up the bits that weren't quite thick enough to split for book matching?Thl but i gueat „repair“ is awfuss the pick guard will hide it?
Mind boggling to me how people consider a retop on a vintage LP with such spectacular flame. Even the upper bout maple strip is absolutely stunning.
Agree....I wouldn't remove any original wood from that guitar, unless absolute necessary for: (1) repairing the altered pickup routes, and/or; (2) as required for a proper neck reset to accommodate an ABR-1 and stop-tailpiece.I'd do a goldtop 57 conversion. Great score!!
Strongly advise against retopping...no point getting old wood and then replacing a bunch of it!! Don't get it when people do that, but just my opinion