NGD : 1975 Gibson Les Paul Custom- Warhorse

Uncle Vinnie

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This thread is full of so much win
those worn necks on page 2 are blowing my mind.

Got a little bit of neck mojo going on with my Deluxe Pro

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It stumbled its way into my buddys shop here in Nashville. All I know is the person who brought it in to them wasnt the original owner but had picked it up on the road while touring apparently. It caught my heart in the shop back in June and I ended up trading a very nice SG Custom for it. Took pics of it hanging in the shop the first time I saw it i was so in love!



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Nice Greco LP behind your Custom.

If you friend gets in a '54 Custom BB reissue or a '54 RI GT with a super fat neck, give me a shout.
 

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Hard porn, thanks for sharing.

I think the bridge was sanded for better confort, not worn through. I have done that before with the E saddle.
How is the neck profile? Thin I guess
 

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Hard porn, thanks for sharing.

I think the bridge was sanded for better confort, not worn through. I have done that before with the E saddle.
How is the neck profile? Thin I guess
Its pretty damn thin but not uncomfortable. The refret makes it a lot more playable for me with that thin neck
 

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This is strange. Some more Waffle House rferances:hmm:
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Thats hilarious that you found that. I found it late night on Craigslist...WAAAAAAY underpriced. Messaged my buddy because I recognized the guitar and his shops background.
So hes like WTF DID YOU CALL IT?!
Im told him "i dont call rando numbers bro" but i looked up the number and it was to Waffle House. so i sent it to my buddy, a mutual friend of mine and the shop owners for a chuckle. He DID call the number recognizing the guitar as well . He was like "yeah I totally called it, its a waffle house bro and they didnt seem too happy about it."

my guess is someone got canned from their wafflehouse gig and posted the guitar unreasonably low so people would call their ex employer off the hook all day.

i like owning a guitar as closely associated with waffle house as i am
 

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Thats hilarious that you found that. I found it late night on Craigslist...WAAAAAAY underpriced. Messaged my buddy because I recognized the guitar and his shops background.
So hes like WTF DID YOU CALL IT?!
Im told him "i dont call rando numbers bro" but i looked up the number and it was to Waffle House. so i sent it to my buddy, a mutual friend of mine and the shop owners for a chuckle. He DID call the number recognizing the guitar as well . He was like "yeah I totally called it, its a waffle house bro and they didnt seem too happy about it."

my guess is someone got canned from their wafflehouse gig and posted the guitar unreasonably low so people would call their ex employer off the hook all day.

i like owning a guitar as closely associated with waffle house as i am

That's so sadly hilarious!
 

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Man that looks awesome! I need to get some Virtuoso polish to clean up my '87 that is in a similar state. Once I replace the bridge ground I will take some photos and post them. I love the worn ones and wish they could speak and tell the stories they've seen over the years.
 

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Nice. Where did you end up getting the witch hats? Going for an early 70s look?
 

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That's awesome. I absolutely love the tobacco burst customs. It also reminds me of something Mastodon would play. I always enjoy your posts and this one may be the best!
 

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Nice. Where did you end up getting the witch hats? Going for an early 70s look?
Yeah. They actually used Witch Hats for a large portion of 75. Theyre accurate and I do prefer the look. I snagged em of Reverb after a bunch of dead end feelers.
 

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Yeah. They actually used Witch Hats for a large portion of 75. Theyre accurate and I do prefer the look. I snagged em of Reverb after a bunch of dead end feelers.

Ah nice I thought they switched to reflectors by 75 nice. Yeah it looks good. I hear you it’s rough to find parts I scoured for the original keystone milk bottle grovers and bought a kidney bean set and then ended up taking a chance on a keystone set from reverb so now I have both ha. I kept the speed knobs though.
 

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Those caps that are installed in that pic look like the Polystyrene ones that used to come in Thomas Organ Cry Baby's. Never seen that type of cap in a guitar before. Did you put those in previously?.
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Thats what came in them. I removed them carefully and set them aside. The pots are dated 76 so I assume that the original owner gutted the metal gibson harness and all original stuff and installed all of that about a year in. You are correct that they are the Thomas Organ Wah style Polystyrene Film caps. These were at total bitch to save. The wiring job on them was BULLETPROOF. Whatever tech put these in built it to last through nuclear winter. They somehow tied the wiring just below the loom as tight as humanly possible then soldered it. It was bananas but I got them out without the trashing them. I just thought they were neat I never saw them in a guitar.
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