should i respray my Les Paul TV Yellow?

banditguitarist1

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So I'm wondering if I should maybe respray my Les Paul TV Yellow. I mean its yellow right now but its a very bright yellow and I think TV Yellow would be a little more "vintage correct" but also a nicer finish but I'm not totally sure I'd look similar but idk just an idea I am playing around with what do you guys think?

My current Les Paul-
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A TV Yellow Les Paul DC
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I like yours the way it is. It's camp, goes with the knobs, etc. What year is it?
 

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I have no solid info since I bought it second hand but by the serial number it seems to be 2001 64th day of the year
 

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I think you should source a checkerboard pickguard and "taxi" it out. That's what I'd do. :thumb:
 

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that looks AWESOME. i love yellow LP specials, and that is the yellowist. if it had binding on the neck i'd be sending an offer to you. haha
 

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Yup. Respray TV Yellow. It'll cover up that strange-looking fake relicing.
 

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if its actually fake relicing, paint it. If thats just you playing it, keep it the way it is.
 

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if its actually fake relicing, paint it. If thats just you playing it, keep it the way it is.
I agree. Thing is, if I restored it, I'd keep the original Screaming Yellow Zonker color.
 

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I'd respray it too, but then again I really like the TV yellow. I do think you need to put up a larger pic of you avatar though. :naughty:
 

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you're going to have to strip it for a true TV look, aren't you?
 

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you're going to have to strip it for a true TV look, aren't you?
That'd make a good decision point, IMHO - strip it and see what the top looks like. If it's gorgeous (like Last's), go transparent TV Yellow. If it's not, go back to original.
 

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Gotta give the "relic" job a big :noway: - I would have left it alone if it were unmolested, or even a reasonable relic job, but that is terrible...

TV yellow all the way.
 

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Strip it & depending on the grain or how many pieces of wood you find to make up the body I'd go with a high~gloss transparent natural finish or maybe a translucent cherry. :D
 

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No way I would respray that thing, it looks awesome as it is.
 

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Not only should you respray it a correct colour, but you should also get a proper wrap around bridge installed and the right knobs.
 

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I usually want to keep or return things to stock.
Numbers matching, factory original.
Just like a muscle car.

In this case, I don't have enough info but id say:

Either way, if you're planning on having that guitar for a long time or forever,
paint it the color you love. Do as you please.

I won't hit you with the "please don't ruin it" sentiment, though somewhere inside me, i'm sure it's present.
 

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