1956 les Paul opinions on value of this guitar

chasenblues

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Just wondering out loud here again..

What happened to cause the refin-finish to age(?) like this? It doesn't look like typical "checking" almost looks (To me anyway)like bubbling/the finish raising or didn't stick/adhere from moisture? All over the back and front like its following the grain.

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Just wondering out loud here again..

What happened to cause the refin-finish to age(?) like this? It doesn't look like typical "checking" almost looks (To me anyway)like bubbling/the finish raising or didn't stick/adhere from moisture? All over the back and front like its following the grain.

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That guitar is going down in price every minute...
And a hundred times faster when @chasenblues posts about it!
:D
 

chasenblues

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That guitar is going down in price every minute...
And a hundred times faster when posts about it!
I'm not asking/posting the questions to try and do that..Its located across the pond anyway what could i do.

I'm just a schmo on a internet forum.

 

Bobby Mahogany

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I'm not asking/posting the questions to try and do that..Its located across the pond anyway what could i do.

I'm just a schmo on a internet forum.

I was not implying that you were trying to drive the price down.
But your questions are so dead on that it's tough not to doubt or back off a little.
Or wanting to pay less for it.
You're a great observer.
:thumb:

P.S.: Nice animated gif.
But it's the parts that don't move that are more interesting.
I guess I'm a good observer too!
:)
 

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The back plates look nice..:laugh2:
i want to see whats in them cavitys...

fretboard looked a bit dry...i think that pics are good but something like that you gotta touch it and check it out up close and personal...i know just enough to get me in trouble i think..

i also like to see people find great deals that others pass on so im always rooting for the deal of the century that members post..:dude::fingersx:
 

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That headstock, looks exploded and been reinvented. Gibson logo inlay completely off center...
 

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It's possible it didn't break all the way through.
Sorry, but you really made laugh..... I´d say this one broke more than one time - and more than completely ! Multifracture ! Sorry for beeing disrespectful.
 

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Just wondering out loud here again..

What happened to cause the refin-finish to age(?) like this? It doesn't look like typical "checking" almost looks (To me anyway)like bubbling/the finish raising or didn't stick/adhere from moisture? All over the back and front like its following the grain.

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My guess is some kind of poly finish....
 

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This type of checking sometimes happens when the old finish isn't removed well, or at all.


Just wondering out loud here again..

What happened to cause the refin-finish to age(?) like this? It doesn't look like typical "checking" almost looks (To me anyway)like bubbling/the finish raising or didn't stick/adhere from moisture? All over the back and front like its following the grain.

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I’d say the headstock wasn’t correctly reassembled after the break(s), so it’s slightly foreshortened and off axis, as well as over sanded, but it’s bread and butter stuff to put right- I bet disassembly and correctly aligned glueing would make it a cosmetic issue, and I’ve repaired far worse!
 

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Sorry, but you really made laugh..... I´d say this one broke more than one time - and more than completely ! Multifracture ! Sorry for beeing disrespectful.
:laugh2: No offence taken. Chasenblues is a hardman to convince sometimes, and he wasn't having any of my "the black is way easier to fix up" idea.
 

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Chasenblues is a hardman to convince sometimes, and he wasn't having any of my "the black is way easier to fix up" idea.
:dunno: I thought your reply had plausibility,I've seen some pictures of broken headstocks with the holly veneer just kind of bent forward/up(?) itself not damaged,But a big split/crack in the wood under it..Just can't find the pics now.:cheers:
 

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I’d say the headstock wasn’t correctly reassembled after the break(s), so it’s slightly foreshortened and off axis, as well as over sanded, but it’s bread and butter stuff to put right- I bet disassembly and correctly aligned glueing would make it a cosmetic issue, and I’ve repaired far worse!
Frankly Yuuki, I'd love to see you get that Guitar, strip her back, repair everything correctly & bring her back to life. ;)

In this case a Conversion is not such a bad thing.

Have a crack at it if the OP doesn't want to buy it................& run a Thread here in the Vintage section of your work. :)

Cheers, Rudi
 

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Restore, don't convert. :)

You would look like a mo-ron if you grafted '57 fins onto a '55 Chevy.

Same goes for Les Pauls. IMHO, of course. :squint:
 


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