1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar 9 0821 detailed photos

eric ernest

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I just got the ol' gal back from Kim at Historic Makeovers. They handled the headstock restoration flawlessly!

The original headstock was damaged in 1969 and a veneer was put on the front. (It was stained brown and did not have a logo.) Once Kim removed it, he found the original overlay underneath. We also replaced the Grovers with Klusons.

I'll post some better photos next week once the weather clears out. :thumb:

I'm going to see if I can link the photo from my Flickr account.

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The Memphis Mojo. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar.
 
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I am sure it will look outstanding....just one question...Why did you go back to the Klusons? I actually prefer the Grovers. Just don't change them because of dinging the guitars value....however, if it already had them (changed out by someone else) I would have left them. Back in the day, it was common practice to change them out as most thought the Grovers were superior.
 

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Honestly, I could have gone either way. But ultimately, weight is a big consideration for me. The holes for the tuners were just barely enlarged, so going back to the original Klusons did not require much finagling.
 

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Eric, very nice! Was anything done to the backside of the headstock?

I may talk to Kim about detailing my headstock. The silkscreen is gone and I may want the serial # restored.
 

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nice geetar!

I think klusons look much better than grovers..plus the ones ive got work flawlessly!
 

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Better get some skanky looking tuners for it!

LOL! Yeah, I just had to give something to Kim to put on her...I'll age the tips before the next photos. :thumb:

Was anything done to the backside of the headstock?

Not really...I'll post some up to date photos later...once the fall out from the hurricane passes.
 

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Going back to this thread is like watching Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw in "Love Story"............get's me all emotional!!:love:
 

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Eric,

I see that your Burst is in Vic's new book! Nice photo!
 

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Didn't think she could get any better but what do I know?
Can't wait to see this guitar.
One serious question though.

Whaddup with the "Mojo" description?

:laugh2:
 

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I love the color but like how you can see hints of the original colors also.
 

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Looking forward to detail pics of the headstock restoration.

I just had the headstock on my 53 re-done as well.
 

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That has to be the most beautiful burst I have ever seen. The curling of the wood is unmatched. What a great guitar!
 

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Cool to see this Thread back.... Lovely guitar man
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