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.
I'm going to see if I can link the photo from my Flickr account.
The Memphis Mojo. 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar.
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.
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.