'96 Saien Les Paul Standard...

AnthemBassMan

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-Hey all. Right now I'm doing a total setup on a 1996 Epi Les Paul Standard in honeyburst. A guy I work with just grabbed it from Craigslist for $150. So far I have about half of the fretboard scraped, then next is a fret polish. Then it's on to using some bore oil on the fretboard. I pulled the neck p'up and it has the transitional or long neck tenon in it. It's about halfway into the p'up cavity. Some pics to come later.

-Also it's a 2nd, stamped above the serial #. Besides a few tiny dimples in the poly here and there, the neck must not be set a the right angle. With very little relief in the neck, the bridge adjusters have to be about 1/2" off of the body. The dork who owned it before must not know much either. The washers are missing from the pots, so to help keep them still, he packed a bunch of that blue poster putty around the bridge p'up controls in the control cavity.

L8R,
Matt
 

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WoW. Post some pics of "What Not To DO!!!".

Good luck with that!
 

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-It's actually pretty solid and in good shape. Just needed a serious cleaning and setup. But yeah, the blue putty was quite a find!

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-Sorry for the bad pic, I used my phone. Here's the blue putty holding the pots in.

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L8R,
Matt
 

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It could have been worse...he could've used epoxy. :D
 

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-Well, finished the fretboard scraping and now the bore oil is soaking in. I polished the frets with 1500 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Oooh, they're smoooth!

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-After this is tackling the pots. Then restringing and getting the truss rod tweaked and the bridge height/intonation set. I have no idea why my phone is making everything look purple. It really is a honeyburst...

L8R,
Matt
 

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-Here are some pics of the cavities. Once again my phone is making things look purple.

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L8R,
Matt
 

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Matt,

Good of you to do it right for him.

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Nice work and a good job,

Papa
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-Thanks. It's just something I like to do. Been playing off and on since about 1978, but I can still work on them better than play them. I usually refer my playing to Neil Young's singing. While a bit rough and sometimes out of tune, it gets the job done...

L8R,
Matt
 

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