NGD (this is for my niece) LPJ

Craig Sock

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It started out 'chocolate (satin)'-
New hardware and trim (the knobs are my least favorite upgrade)-



A scrubbed body and neck, and Tung-oiled to satin.
It looks like it was bead-blasted, but the surface is luxurious.
There is not a mark on this thing-



Medium-fat neck is superb. I think it's handsome as Hell; it plays so well that I kinda hope niece will reject it and take my Tele-



Just a setup and strings, the '61s are very nice.

 

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That is quite different looking, but in a really good way! I love that rubbed out finish look, I'd want to keep it to if I were you...
 

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Thanks, the images aren't color-correct - no, they aren't contrast-correct. There's a lot more depth than is shown here.
At just short of eight and a half pounds, and the neck (maple, and deceptively comfortable),



and the stock pickups, it's a real tease.
 

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Cool guitar :thumb:

Congrats ad HNGD :applause:
 

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Looks like it was in a fire lol. I miss my LPJ so I think its a great gift for your niece.
 

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Dude, that looks SUPREME!!!

I gotta find a way to get that effect. Got a full shot of the back? You did this, or the previous owner?

Wrap that Tele up and put a ribbon on it. ...A pink one.

I absolutely love that finish.

Jealous too, 'cause I didn't get a 'Crown' on my LPJ headstock. Naw, not jealous- pissed!

Enjoy!
 

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I'm really glad you posted this...however you have now given me GAS!
 

Craig Sock

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Dude, that looks SUPREME!!!

I gotta find a way to get that effect. Got a full shot of the back? You did this, or the previous owner?

Wrap that Tele up and put a ribbon on it. ...A pink one.

I absolutely love that finish.

Jealous too, 'cause I didn't get a 'Crown' on my LPJ headstock. Naw, not jealous- pissed!

Enjoy!
I think so, too; the original owner/sellers story is: he bought a 2014 Chocolate LPJ, hated the color, stripped and sanded, applied Tung oil, played it for a couple of years, and sold it to me.

Here's the back (all five pieces)



I would love to take credit, but I don't have the grit to surface one of these, or the good taste to appoint one this way. But I admire the results, and the surface is not unlike any satin finish Gibson. The neck is very playable.

As I said, I'm not a fan of the Tele-style knobs, but I'm going to leave that to the newly 21 year old.

And if she wants the Tele:

this one



or this one



she is welcome to it, but I can't imagine she would reject the Gibson.
 

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That is quite different looking, but in a really good way! I love that rubbed out finish look, I'd want to keep it to if I were you...
Thanks, I jokingly entertain the idea of keeping it, but really I think a special birthday deserves a special gift.
She's a good girl and is doing her business.
 

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