Epiphone '59 Les Paul Coming

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that's the sweet water cherry fade.
Seems like they unanimously polish up nice. Just a matter of putting in work.
Still working on a Jimmy page harness for it. (Which is kicking my ass honestly)
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So I was buying previously damaged husks from online and rebuilding them. I got ahold of an early run southern burst 1959 and built it with blizzard of 59 pickups from byoguitar dot com. It was admittedly super fetching even in satin. But polished it's damn near gibson standard.
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To reply to the how the fella above used what I used. Meguiars scratchX and a cheap disposable rag/sock/tear off of a shirt. Finish with carnuba wax and microfiber. Epi pretty much does automotive paints so you can very safely treat them like such.
 

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hi
there seems to be 2 versions, which one please?

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I used 1.0
I can't see them being super different.
Just remember the more clean patches of cloth you use the more aggressively it's going to bite in.
A synthetic pad is probably a good idea too but it doesn't have to be an expensive or complicated deal. Just pay attention to the finish. Everything will be orange peel and semi nasty and you'll work your way down. If you get it to glass I'm not sure how deep it is past that. I've been leaving a bit of orange peel just so I know I won't burn through and start buffing color coats off!
 

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So I was buying previously damaged husks from online and rebuilding them. I got ahold of an early run southern burst 1959 and built it with blizzard of 59 pickups from byoguitar dot com. It was admittedly super fetching even in satin. But polished it's damn near gibson standard. View attachment 549085 View attachment 549086 View attachment 549087
To reply to the how the fella above used what I used. Meguiars scratchX and a cheap disposable rag/sock/tear off of a shirt. Finish with carnuba wax and microfiber. Epi pretty much does automotive paints so you can very safely treat them like such.
that came out really nice man!! when i went to walmarts to pick some of that Meguiar's to do my 59 they only had the color and clarity restorer so i grabbed that. worked great !!
 

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That picture is definitely the epiphone 59 les paul standard outfit if you click on the link you can see the whole guitar and it says epiphone on the headstock it’s the new gibson inspired headstock that they’re gonna be using on all epiphones now!
 

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That’s a Gibson CS True Historic R9 Bourbon Burst. Wrong pic. ;)
hat picture is definitely the epiphone 59 les paul standard outfit if you click on the link you can see the whole guitar and it says epiphone on the headstock it’s the new gibson inspired headstock that they’re gonna be using on all epiphones now!
 

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I have one of the Ebay husks coming. It should be a fun project. He said the husk weight is 7lbs 8oz so it should be a decent weight once it's built up.
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I used 1.0
I can't see them being super different.
Just remember the more clean patches of cloth you use the more aggressively it's going to bite in.
A synthetic pad is probably a good idea too but it doesn't have to be an expensive or complicated deal. Just pay attention to the finish. Everything will be orange peel and semi nasty and you'll work your way down. If you get it to glass I'm not sure how deep it is past that. I've been leaving a bit of orange peel just so I know I won't burn through and start buffing color coats off!
im still a relative newbie, think ill pass lol
 

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It's the same thing. No really. Lol
It's fully clearcoated. They hi altitude powdered it with clear or something. But the coating is pretty much auto clearcoat.
 

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It's the same thing. No really. Lol
It's fully clearcoated. They hi altitude powdered it with clear or something. But the coating is pretty much auto clearcoat.
ive read a few places, people just use car wax and it works too lol
 

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Got one today. I wanted ADB but both models had issues with high bends choking out. The cherry was perfect. But now I have a bit of remorse on the color. The guitar also has intonation problems where the A and D have run out of travel on the bridge. Makes me think there is a bigger nut issue?

too clowny?

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