Has anyone seen a Les Paul finish like this?

freddy4fingas

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Hi I bought a used 2002 LP standard some time ago, beautiful feel and tone. I was curious as to the finish on the back of it. All the LP's I've seen have an even color on the back of it. This one has a dark streak, probably something to do with the wood absorbing the stain unevenly. Has anyone come across ones like this?
 

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ARandall

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That's the grain being different, not it absorbing stain differently.
 

christopherJ

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Sure. I just scored a WW Select 60's Original that has some wild grain.
 

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It's flawed, heinously and terribly FLAWED! It's a freak of nature, and I will send you $1, plus shipping to get that ugly monstrosity out of your sights forever! :laugh2:

Seriously, it's F-ing beautiful! Play it to death, and love it long time!
 

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Hey thanks everyone for your comments....guess I just got a rare one. Apparently in 2002 they added nickel hardware, and a flame top (standards usually had chrome plating and a plain top) just to throw off competition. This one also has a one piece back. I got lucky.
 

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Was probable slated for a black back
 

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Love it. It has character. As long as you can live with it, it s good.
 

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When wood is plain and unfigured, people complain. Now when wood has character and shows figuring, people still complain? I think it’s fantastic, so unique! Love it! It’s a keeper!
 

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I've got a similar look on the top of my Kauer. It's Ambrosia maple.

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