2009 Goldtop Bavarian Makeover

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"...sanded and buffed..."
and exposed like in a museum;-)

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Why is the Luthier hanging it in a glass cabinet? Is it to let the finish cure?
 

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keep the dust off it?

It is a shop....:hmm:
 

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We are entering the final phase of the process now..
Florian made the paper work so that a CITES certificate is attributed to the guitar.
So that there won't be any issue about the Brazilian rosewood for me while traveling in the futur.
And as well I sent him my original white plastic parts so that he may install them.
I changed my mind, considering the beauty of the Goldtop, about the black plastic parts for now.
Here are the parts...

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"...final fretdressing..."

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"...crowning the frets with a diamond fretfile...!"

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"...superfine sanding to 1000 grit...!"

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How come the tops of the frets are flat? I've always put a crown on them...so the strings contact the least amount of fret. More sustain and less buzzing and a better overall feel. Just wondering.
 

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I think they are showing off inlays and the Fret board....maybe he's not done with the frets? I dunno

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Looking real good. My R0 plaintop just arrived in Mr Jager's shop so I will be posting a new makeover thread soon. Meanwhile I can't wait to see how this beautiful GT turns out.
 

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Now is something that sort of upset me from Gibson,
Here is two close-up pics from the neck joint.
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Florian, of course, said that a neck reset would be needed.
And I decided to do it.
But I am really shocked to see that Gibson would ever allow a bad work like this to go out of their custom shop factory.
Wasn't the custom shop created to crafted better quality instruments, with more details and attention delivered to the building process?

disappointing what was done there.
 

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A bit late from a few days;-)
Grovers installed...
The guitar is now in playing shape shape again, more news on that later...

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Are those just old Grovers, or were they "relic-ed"? It looks like you used to have Elusions on there. Why did you switch over? Preferences?

Is Florian going to touch up the chips in the black paint around the edge of the headstock? Or is the idea to make it look well-travelled?
 

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These are (slightly) relic'ed.
I really like the way the grovers works. They are really smooth when you turn them.
The klusons sort of worked fine, but lately, they were some problems while tuning..
Not really precise..

Concerning the black paint around the headstock, it is going to stay like that.
These are scratches that I made to the guitar before.

The guitar is not going to be relic'ed but it is going to be a bit in the spirit like a VOS.
Florian is going to give the feel on the finish like if it has been cleaned a hundred of times.
So the slightly worn look of my pickup covers, and the grovers won't be too out of style there.
 

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