Gold Supporting Member
- Jul 2, 2017
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Changed to board because I just love ebony, always thought Gibson should have offered ebony boards as an option across the whole line of LPs. I don't care for rosewood unless it's super dark. Light colored rosewood a la Rickenbackers just doesn't look good on an LP.94, 96 Were two of the "good wood years" from Gibson. My neck is probably around the same size at the 1st fret. My 56 is very light. Why did you change the fingerboard to ebony? I put Grovers on every Les Paul I've ever owned. My Dad put Grovers on all of his Les Paul's so I put them on all my Les Paul's. After about6 weeks or so I changed the original p90s. I just wasn't that happy with the stock p90s so I put a set of Lollar p90s in my guitar. In my opinion it was definitely the right move.
I had 11 to 48 on the guitar for 5 or 6 years and believe it or not it caused the ABR1 bridge to slowly collapse in on itself. So I put a Tonepros bridge on it and set it up with 10 to 46 strings. About a year ago I had my guitar refreted in Sept of 2019. I told my guitar guy who is also a good friend that he was allowed to take three one thousandth off of the fretboard and that was it. I didn't want to lose any thickness in the neck. He did a great job and nailed it. I put 48 by 96 frets on the guitar. With the new frets it sounds even better than i could have imagined.
I set mine up with 11-52, no problem yet with the bridge.