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    Looks like I’m getting me a new Casino
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    As some of you know I have been working at this timber yard for several months now.. We had an amusing one today.. A customer who wanted some planks of wood which were about 2.5m long... We were expecting a van 😄 But check out what he came in instead. Its true to say.. They really don't make them like this any more. I like the use of the sunroof 🙂 Just thought I would share that 😄
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    I just bought this Custom Stars & Stripes SN 029738 and I am looking for info like what kind of fret board it has, what kind of pups and I hope it was worth the $5100 I spent on it, I have seen quite a few in the standard model but this is the 1st I have seen as a Custom with the Binding and Diamond on the Head stock. Any Help would be appreciated, This is my last guitar, at 68 I am keeping it for my older sons in hopes that it goes up in price! Not a Player, Display Case Material. I will play my other LP's it is to beautiful to mark up. Thanks for any help in advance!
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    I sign all of my guitars: rct
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    I'm an American, what does that sigh mean with the people and the 4 arrows pointing at them?
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    Very interesting whats going on with this new line.. I like it.. A Wilshire would be very cool too.. and I reckon a good seller.
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    Gibson can ship me the Casino to the left (without the pick guard) to my front porch.... I’ll even pay the shipping 😊
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    Well if it helps the gentleman owner did have a very posh English accent 🙂 (unlike us EastEnders)..
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    That is an unexpected sight!! Ah well, it's probably because that particular plank hauler, the 1961 Bentley Saloon S2 (Continental Flying Spur) is comparatively rare. You can find five or six of them still working the lumber yards between Brighton and Belfast, but most of them have been retired from construction service. Shame of all shames, one or two of them have been seen actually transporting ladies and gentlemen to the theater, and so on to the homestead. Tut-tut. What a waste of good, solid, reliable service vehicles! 😞
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    If you do play and want to keep it, I would change the metal nut to a bone one, change the boost or phase switch whatever it is and put in the other tone pot yank off that ridiculous tuner put some different machine tuners on there and you got a rock and roll machine. Or sell it.
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    Yes ... The "Les Paul 100", metal nut, and automatic tuners are all not highly popular offerings. It sure is pretty though ... very nice looking guitar with a nice top and cool color. A new Les Paul Classic goes for $2K. I'd put yours at around $1300-1500, depending on how quickly you want to move it.
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    I did not think to look at the pack of strings that came in the case pocket. Hmmm.......go to look when I get home. It seems I will be using Elixir 80/20 on everything except the Taylor 914. I admit the PBs do sound better there.....but it is a bright guitar design.
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    Not sure how much you charged the guy for what you built for him but new those probably went for close to maybe $1700 to 2 grand. Even if you didn't play it it still considered used maybe you could get 60% of that. I know that Les Paul 100 scroll looks like a three-year-old did it but that guitar is the real deal. That is one of the things people loathed about that year, that and the metal nut.
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    Yeah, I've seen. He posted in a Gibson archtop group I'm in on Facebook! I commented 'very nice playing' on his video. Didn't expect him on there at all!
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    I never had the luck to play a real Burst, but i played several cheap to medium priced vintage instruments like 70s Gibson or Fenders and i have to say: nowadays custom shop guitars feel and sound better in average. Some of those vintage instruments felt sloppily built and and some soft. Todays reissues are of a very high quality standard. That said of course i get the fascination of an old Burst.
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    I also have a 2012 SG Standard I am the ordinal owner This would have a baked maple fret board, (not rosewood) 490r and 498t is the pickup combo. Maple is like ebony, a very hard wood. IMHO there's a bit more top end just with that.
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    When I found this guitar on eBay I didn't know what a Jim Atkins Signature Model was, I was searching for a Tele with P90's, Gibson style hardware or one with a Strat tremolo and P90's. I didn't care who made it, same way I found my G&L. The site did not mention it was a copy of a Fender JA-90 and did not show the headstock. It said the brand was Starshine and it was a model CC-TL50. After seeing the wood on this one and it having my required components, I just pushed the go button. Later, while waiting for about a month, I entertained myself by watching videos on what people experienced when they received their China guitars. Then I saw a video on a Fender JA-90 and realized my new guitar was a pretty close copy. When it arrived I opened the box and it had a Fender brand on the headstock. Note too that my Indonesian Cort factory built G&L Tele is a higher quality build, specially the components. I just sold my G&L Tele, so down to this one. Finalizing what it will look like, but still lots more to do inside. Additional $160 spent for the Vari-Tone, Les Trem II and roller bridge.. More parts to find... My running total now $437.. Still using the stock Alnico V China P90's that are bright, but can back off the tone a bit to get down to a more Gibson range.. I played out with it last Saturday, it took a while before it settled down after having its headstock hardware removed, but then it turned to magic...
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    Here's a link to the video and the time stamp! https://youtu.be/mC2yCETnwL8?t=1007
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    I am sure there are quite a few members that are unaware of the story of Le Paul and his car accident. Searching through some stories, I found this and thought I would post it. I just copied and pasted it from the article. Pretty amazing actually. Car Wreck! In the late 1940’s, Les Paul’s career was starting to soar to new heights. He had been successful breaking into the Los Angeles music and radio scene; building up his reputation, his professional contacts, and continuing to invent and improve sound/music techniques. By January 1948, Les Paul and Mary Ford had been together for two years and he decided it was time for her to meet his family. Making a road trip out of their time off from Capitol Records, Les and Mary hit the road out of California for Waukesha, Wisconsin. By the time Les and Mary stopped in Flagstaff, Arizona, it was clear that Les was running a fever. Les went in to see a few doctors, but they could not give an accurate diagnosis of his fever, so Les decided to wait till he could get back to Hollywood and rest up. Their visit to Waukesha went well; however, even though Les usually did all the driving, Les was too ill to drive home. Mary would have to make the long trip to California, through a January winter, with Les lying in the front seat. They ran into a winter storm and came to an area where a railroad track crossed under a highway, between the cities of Davenport and Chandler Oklahoma, when Les heard Mary scream and felt the car swerve. Les quickly shot up from his seat, kicked Mary’s foot off the brake and managed to straighten out the car a bit, but it was too late. The last memory Les had of the accident is saying to Mary, “This is it,” and throwing his right arm around Mary to protect her face. News articles reported that the car went off the side of a railroad overpass and dropped 20 feet into a ravine. There were no seatbelts and Les, Mary and all their music equipment went through the roof of the convertible as it dropped down to the frozen river below, landing upside-down. In this case, Les believed that the lack of seatbelts may have helped them survive the crash. Since the car had also downed telephone and telegraph lines, the phone company sent out work crews which then came upon the car accident; otherwise, there might not have been help for Les and Mary for a long time in that storm. Even still, Les and Mary had to wait in the snow eight hours for help. Mary was thankfully not seriously injured. Les, however, had six broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, broken vertebrae, a punctured spleen, a broken nose, and hurt collarbones and shoulder. His right arm, the one he protected Mary with, was shattered along with a crushed elbow. He had also contracted pneumonia. Les Paul was in bad shape; he nearly died. Most doctors may have amputated the arm, but Les’ doctor, Dr. Robert Knight, was determined to save the arm. At this point, after several dark first few weeks in the hospital, Les decided to persevere and not listen to those who told him that he may never play guitar again. After several surgeries, Les was flown back to California to see a bone specialist. In Ca, Dr. McKeaver replaced Les’ right elbow with a piece of bone from Les’ leg, but there would be no elbow joint; meaning that once Les’ arm was set, it would stay in that position. So Les told Dr. McKeaver, “Put my forefinger in my bellybutton when you set it. That’s how I hold the guitar, and I’ll still be able to play.” The doctors still were telling Les that he may never regain full use of his hand, but he wasn’t listening. Les was determined to be able to play again, and after over a year of recuperation and adapting to the change in his arm, Les was not only able to play guitar, he went on to hit the top of the music charts with Mary Ford.
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    Put a piece of foam under it. Like on Jazz Basses.
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    I had Joe Bonamassa sign my LP between the tuners on the back of the head stock (least touched part of the guitar) and I had him sign the truss rod cover. BTW Joe Bonamassa gives a "life time" warranty on his signatures. I heard him tell one person that had him sign the body of the guitar and mumble about it rubbing off. Joe's answer was: "if it ever rubs off or fades away, come back and see me and I'll resign it, it has a 'life time' warranty"
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    The nitrocellulose lacquer may absorb enough of the ink from the marker to make it fairly permanent, depending on the indelibility of the ink. For future autograph ops, I would recommend having the pickguard signed. That way, you can store the signed pickguard in a safe place and buy a second pickguard to protect the guitar. Plus carrying a pickguard around to have it autographed is a lot easier and safer than hauling the guitar around to get it signed.
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