NGD Joe Bonamassa 'Lazarus' 1959 Les Paul Standard

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I made a couple more tweaks to my setup and wow, what a player! The guitar feels/plays fantastic, even with a neck that is a little bigger than I like, it does really feel great. I had so much fun playing her yesterday after those final tweaks, I lost track of time playing and almost forgot to go pickup my wife. haha

This guitar has no need to go to the Luthier, I was able to make the few adjustments on my own and she is perfect, frets are level and she is feeling fantastic.
 
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Wow, I was playing today and I really need to make a clip for you. This guitar is so smooth but it can also scream, it is so much fun to play and sounds fantastic.
 

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Here is a clip from my iPhone, I converted to an mp4.

It cleans up nice when you turn down your guitars volume, then gets nice and dirty when you turn your guitar volume back up again.

Joe B 59 LP
 
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Wow, it is coming up on 3 months I have had this guitar, I still love it and can't put it down once I start playing it.

I did do a change over to Gotoh Locking Keystone Vintage tuners and put on a Faber bridge. After I did the Faber Bridge change, I got close to where I had it before the change, but it was not perfect.

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I just love locking tuners, making string changes so easy and giving her better tuning stability. As I said above, after the Faber Bridge change, I just could not get it back to where it was before the bridge change. I had just gotten my new Gibson back from the Luthier, and as I picked up the Gibson, I left my Lazarus for a complete fret leveling/crowing and nut adjustment with the setup. I just got Roxy back this past Saturday and only had a little bit of time here and there to jam on her until this past evening. I played with her Acoustically since it was late, but I was jamming for a while and I had a great time doing so, such a smooth playing guitar. The setup is now back to where it was before the Bridge Change, also even better with the Fret Leveling/Crowning and nut adjustment. Fretting the lower frets is really sweet now, a lot less chance to go sharp even with my heavy fingering at times. I played Roxy today through my amp for a while and I am so happy with this guitar, you really couldn't ask for a nicer guitar at under 1k, you definitely get more than your money's worth.
 

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Wow. Seriously damn beauty! Looking one step up from the rest of the std line from epi.
 

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