My Birdseye Paul

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Well, I finally put the Paul down to send some pictures. It's all stock except for covers, new bell knobs, and position indicators.


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That's a fine looking Epi. Beautiful top! I'd put some SD Pearly Gates in that one. Zebra's of course. :)
 

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Thank you,

she is my favorite guitar. I was thinking of Pearly Gates, but i would probably have covers with them. The guitar didn't come with covers as it is a Classic model. I wanted a change of looks on it.
 

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That's a looker!

If she were mine:
1) Duncan Ants
2) RS Guitar Works Vintage '50's Wiring Harness (pots and caps) with a correct switch and jack.

Wire it yourself with a $15 soldering iron from Wal-Mart or Ontario equivalent. You'd have to route out the knob holes a bit (and your new tophats might not fit), but the guitar will rock! Or have MHD pickups get you a custom set if you want something hotter than PAF-type. Rayne/CaptainCoolaid winds some sweet pups.

Mike
 

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I've heard great things about Stormy Mondays if you're looking for a pickup change!


Nice looking axe man! I really like quilted maple.
 

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Thanks,

The burst is almost subtle, as if they doubled on the amber finish, and you can see the grain in the top.

Body Grain.JPG
 

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nice guitar, I'd go either Duncan 59s, Alnico Pro IIs or BurstBuckers, make that thing scream-n-soar, LOL!!
 

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I think for me Semour Duncans are the way for me to go. I went to the music shop a few months ago, and they handed me a Gibson studio with Burstbuckers in it. I didn't like them.....could be because it was chambered. They had SD59's but without covers.I might start there for real mods as long as the covers are with them, .....but no rush..
 

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Very nice, I like the birdseye.

I have to refinish my 1960 reissue and I hope to find a nice birdseye veneer. They're rather pricey compared to your plain/flame veneer though...eek.
 

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I'm sure your guitar will look great underneith. Send us some pictures of your progress. I'm curious to see.

I once found a blue book price on my guitar, but can't find it nor can I verify its original msrp.
 

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Hehe, well Epiphones usually don't look so pretty underneath. I loaned it to a friend whose cat decided it'd make a fine scratching post. Already stripped and sanded the veneer off.....

...Its 6 pieces of scrap maple w/ defects. It looks atrocious :)
 

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WOW.....

I was playing a Fender Strat copy my son refinished and my puppy wanted to chew it.....had his teeth on the body.......I feel your pain......
 

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That's a stunner!

But a Jonesy harness and some GFS Vintage 59's all the way!!!
 

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If you buy the RS kit get the knobs from them too.
 

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