The Les Paul Deluxe Thread

SingeMonkey

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2009
Messages
1,464
Reaction score
661
"that stupid mini-humbucker. It actually has some girth and balls to it now"

Amen

Question folks - possibly very stupid.

I've got a black '83 deluxe with P-90s that I'll post once I get it sorted. I've bust a tuner, bought Wilkinson replacements, but the bushes are the wrong size.

The original tuners have screw-in bushes - so they're no good. I measured the diameter of the hole and it was almost exactly 1cm (0.39"). I got 1 cm bushes and naturally they don't fit. Do you guys know what I need?
 

RobertF

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
747
Reaction score
1,140
Here I am in 1974 with my '73 Deluxe, running through the violin bit from Dazed and Confused. The guitar is long gone.

Robwbow-1974hires.jpg
 

Allen

Junior Member
Joined
Apr 8, 2009
Messages
29
Reaction score
3
Here is my 1974 Deluxe that I bought in 1976. It's the only guitar I have owned since then. It had already been routed and the T-Tops installed when I got it. I LOVE this guitar.

attachment.php

attachment.php

attachment.php

attachment.php
 

Attachments

  • DSC_1770.jpg
    DSC_1770.jpg
    100.9 KB · Views: 165
  • DSC_1771.jpg
    DSC_1771.jpg
    100.2 KB · Views: 165
  • DSC_1772.jpg
    DSC_1772.jpg
    100.2 KB · Views: 169
  • DSC_1773.jpg
    DSC_1773.jpg
    99.3 KB · Views: 23
  • DSC_1783.jpg
    DSC_1783.jpg
    97.9 KB · Views: 171

Andy67

Junior Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2009
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Has anyone tried a Custom Shop Seymour Duncan Mini-Hum 3+3? Any differences with the Antiquities? I want to give my Deluxe a bit more 'bite' in the bridge position, and I'm seriously considering one.
Thanks in advance!
Andy
 

SingeMonkey

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2009
Messages
1,464
Reaction score
661
DSCN5472.jpg


My '83 Deluxe. It's been a bit of a journey. I couldn't quite bond with it until I realised I could replace the mini-hums with P-90s. It now has Jason Lollars. Best decision ever. The guitar suddenly justified its existence to me.

I've also finally got it working again after replacing the tuners with self-locking Grovers.

The specs of Deluxes really confused me. At last I found the 83 catalogue where it explains how they'd changed the spec towards vintage Les Pauls. I confirmed when changing tuners that the neck is mahogany. And it has the smaller vintage headstock and the closer to vintage headstock angle.

It's almost like they're two different guitars - the 1969 - 198? and then the last batch which were basically standards routed for mini-hums.

I'm about to put a Bigsby on this to turn it into the ultimate Carl Perkins-esque rockabilly machine.

Love this guitar.
 

Latest Threads



Top