My 1952 altered and tortured Goldtop

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It's tough but I'll get it soon enough. The luthier has been swamped. But things have to wait till it's ready.
 

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They target date is tentatively March 1st, for the completion of the work on my beauty.
 
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This project is pretty epic with the back story included.

I hope it turns out amazing and you get plenty of time to enjoy the result!
 

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I bet you’re excited! I know we’re looking forward to the transformation. You going with humbuckers or P90s?
 

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My Luthier is still waiting for the PU rings and Proper pick guard... and planning out the final top aging and installing the proper tuners.

So in a couple weeks I should have it. He remarks how light my guitar is--I love the lightness.
 

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I am going to play the hell out it. Make new music.

I have only a few recordings from the past, My odd spontaneous esoteric music.

Mostly old recordings used on videos I made 25 years later.

Here's one

 
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I get it after Easter...or during!
 

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I have only seen these photos so far, but I am blown away with expectation.
 

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A number of people in this thread, gave me great advice as to what to do. A few I decided were totally instrumental in my deciding what to do. I really listened. Reading back over comments there were some real gems, so thanks for the help.!

Now I just wait for the phone call to "come and get it"
 

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My happy Easter....I've been Waiting so long!

 

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Restoring the gold top was, IMO, a great choice, as the existing top was never attractive and aged to become ugly. I hope the rear PU has been squared, as the installation there, at least as pictured, was a hack job. That is an amazing guitar with all kinds of atrtractive aspects, and fixing the really unfortunate elements should allow the basic instrument to emerge spectacularly!
 


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