CC#16 Historic Makeover by Jaeger Guitars


Sep 16, 2012
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Hey folks! Sorry for not getting back to you any sooner but as you can surely imagine me and my "new" guitar had to get to know each other all over again. As people always say after a NGD: I haven't been able to play it as much as I would have liked to. Still, I've been fiddling around with it for at least an hour every day and I am utterly in love!!!!!

So when I first got her home it felt like it was someone else's guitar. No idea if any of you have ever had that kind of feeling before (it was the first time for me that's for sure). The reason I noticed this is because at first the lacquer seemed so rough and the binding felt sort of sharp. That feeling only lasted for a day though. When picking up the guitar yesterday everything suddenly felt familiar. The neck was as smooth as can be, the binding nicely rolled and the lacquer was soft to the touch.

Allright enough with the poetry already XD. I love how the whole thing turned out. Sure I am biased by the fact that I had already one Les Paul made over by Jaeger Guitars but this time it's on a whole new level. The aging, the burst, the brazzboard, the frets, the binding, the logo, the finish and everything else feels truely handmade. The guitar as a whole emminates some sort of "I am old and uniqe" vibe, at least to me it does. Craftsmanship at its peak!

What I immediately noticed soundwise was how much louder it got. My amp is always set at the exact same volume when playing at home but not with this beast. Since I couldn't believe it I then plugged in my other Les Paul which has the exact same pickups installed. There really was a difference in volume which honestly surprised me. The other thing I noticed was the sudden gnarling. I'm not entirely sure if that's what it's called but to me it's the sound Les Pauls (especially bursts) make when playing notes on the lower frets of the fifth or sixth string.

So as you can read between the lines this project exceeded even my highest expectations. I don't really know what else to say about it. I've succeeded in hooking up my DI box to the laptop which means I will try to provide a video as soon as I can. Hopefully It will capture the essence of my guitar's sound in a way that you can hear what I described for yourselves.

Thanks again for following this thread and be sure to check out my video as soon as it's uploaded!
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