Need inlays for a 50s goldtop

yeti

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This is exactly why I recommended Buzzy, since he's the only one I know who sells the earlier stuff, which I believe he takes from vintage accordions.


Frank

I wonder what that'll do to the guitar's "soul":hmm:
 

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There has been some good information on this thread. I appreciate all of the posts.

pinefd,

I went to your buzzy link but never got where I needed to go so I quickly gave up. I will go back and try and find him another way. i also just saw the thread where you acquired your burst. Very nice guitar. It looked great in the pics. Congrats...

Do you guys think that somewhere is a vintage accordian forum where they are all sitting around bitching about the original parts being harvested off of old accordians? Sorry, I couldn't resist....

I restored a 56 Goldtop and had no problem taking the tops of the keys off of a $100 accordian. There were more accordians made than GoldTops. :D
 

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A Purist when it comes to conversions....hahaha, good one:laugh2::laugh2:

if you saw my conversions you would know...no retops no fake parts...pure 50's conversions...don't hate the player hate the game:laugh2:
 

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fishingline,

I agree with you. Keep the conversion as intact as you can. I am not a fan of retops or veneers either, but not everyone feels that way. I certainly understand keeping a guitar consistent with the period it was manufactured. It is important to me to keep my guitars as original as I can.
 

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MapleFlame, how many inlays can you get out of the key of an old italian accordion?
 

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Contact Kim or Historic Makeovers for about $170.00 made from the same materials and very nice patterns.
 

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Contact Kim or Historic Makeovers for about $170.00 made from the same materials and very nice patterns.

Again those are for 57-61 Les Pauls. The 52-early 57's had a different pattern. :D
 

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Kim's will still be better a match than any from Zamm.
 

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I've never found any accordions that were "just right"... anybody know what model is close?



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I've never found any accordions that were "just right"... anybody know what model is close?



fletch

If you buy an old accordion from Italy from the 50's, could be pretty close right, there are many of those on ebay right now....:thumb:
 

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Accordian inlays?

You'll end up jamming with Walter Ostenak...
 

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or the bubble man Lawrence welk not to be confused with the Bubble Boy:applause:
 

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Buzzy's are spot-on for early '50's inlays. In the photos below, the Goldtop is an original 1952 and the Sunburst Les Paul is a Murphy R9 with a set of Buzzys. I was thrilled when I got these inlays because they look a thousand times better than the stock inlays did. A year or two after I installed the Buzzys the Retrospec inlays became available, which actually are more accurate to the late 50's look

GibsonLesPaul52Goldtop012.jpg


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Retrospec inlays:
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