Bought a 1979 LS-50

mono

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I take it you know about the neck crack? I would only recommend upgrading/modding if it you have issues with it as it is!

Check out what pickups you have in there, they probably aren't stock (which is a good thing)
 

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I love the color, congrats!

I second only changing things if you want or need to.
 

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I take it you know about the neck crack? I would only recommend upgrading/modding if it you have issues with it as it is!

Check out what pickups you have in there, they probably aren't stock (which is a good thing)
No! Please elaborate about the neck crack.

I believe they are Gotoh, stock pickups, but I could open them up to see more.
 

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Thanks, me too! I'm guessing this is the lemon drop, but a bit faded?
That could be, but it's really pretty. It seems like most of them are cherry sunburst, which is not my thing. I love yours though.
 

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That could be, but it's really pretty. It seems like most of them are cherry sunburst, which is not my thing. I love yours though.
I like this more than the cherry sunburst too. Let's see how it looks after polishing.
 

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Admittedly know nothing about the model but almost looks like it was refinished except for the headstock - could definitely be mistaken. And I definitely third (4th?) not changing anything unless it's deficient.
 

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Admittedly know nothing about the model but almost looks like it was refinished except for the headstock - could definitely be mistaken. And I definitely third (4th?) not changing anything unless it's deficient.
Yes, perhaps. Looks similar to the honey burst actually, now that I searched for some.
 

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The back of the headstock has been painted later, with a black "stinger", to cover repair of break at base, visible in pic. Not a big deal if it's stable, my best guitar has similar repair :yesway:
I see it now, thank you! Learning more and more about it.
 

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Yep, it's just worth knowing about it. $400 is not a bad price, but the seller should have pointed it out to you in my opinion...
 

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Yep, it's just worth knowing about it. $400 is not a bad price, but the seller should have pointed it out to you in my opinion...
Apparently they had no idea. It was passed down in the family.
 

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Yep, it's just worth knowing about it. $400 is not a bad price, but the seller should have pointed it out to you in my opinion...
Would you say it's a decent repair job? Is there anything I should look out for?
 


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