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  1. I have an additional question. I have a model number that has a + in it. As in LPTD+HBCH1. Is that a designation for a Traditional Plus? Michael
  2. Thanks Headknocker. They are kind of rare guitars, for sure, but not exactly in high demand due to the color. Of course, everyone knows that the color of the guitar has a huge effect on the sound and playability (Not!). I had a 1988 Gibson Flying V in Antique White that had the same tremolo. I did repair that tremolo because I had all the parts. There are two issues with that tremolo system. Issue #1 is the posts you mentioned. The posts are weak and bend toward the headstock, making the tremolo nonfunctional. The solution is new posts made from Stainless steel, and sold in Germany. Issue #2 is the tremolo spring and the spring caps and post. The post is a threaded rod that threads through the spring and caps on each end of the spring. This rod strips its threads, which strips the threads in the caps. The solution is a full replacement with stainless steel as well. Repairs for the Steinberger KB tremolo on that guitar cost me about $80 just for the 2 posts and the tension adjuster. I since sold the guitar to a guy in Russia. The stop tailpiece solution for the Lite Pro 1 was the best option for me. Since I build guitars here at Overacker Guitars, I was able to easily make the repair. Plus, I tend to avoid tremolo guitars, so the stop tailpiece made sense for my playing style. It sounds and plays great, so I will keep it for a while.
  3. Thanks!! The Nighthawk is a 2013 Nancy Wilson Standard & the Blueshawk is a 2006, The LP Studio Lite MIII is a 1994.

  4. Thanks. They didn't run me off. I just have not checked back in. Nice guitars you have there.

  5. Well, it has been quite a few years and I still have my 1988 Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite in Nuclear Yellow. Since then, I have also acquired a 1988 Gibson Les Paul Junior Pro 1, also in Nuclear Yellow. The Junior Pro 1 was missing the tremolo, and given the issues with that tremolo system, I decided to block in the tremolo rout and replace it with a standard tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece. The photo is attached of both of the 1988 Gibson Les Pauls in Nuclear Yellow.
  6. Hey dude I see that the negative post from Mr. AssHole ran you off five years ago..

    I too like the Studio Lite Les Pauls & recently picked a 1994 MIII model up..

    Here's a pic of your guitar with the Steinberger KB Trem from the Gibson Arcives 80sLite.jpg

  7. Thanks for the info. The dealer told me that it was a Studio Lite when I bought it in 1988. After that, every time I saw a Studio Lite, it was the larger body with the larger humbucking pickup. Anyway, that caused some confusion for me, but I am glad to know what I have. I am not going to sell it any time soon, and mine is in mint condition. If you ever hear of the production numbers, I sure would like to know. I have heard that they were not very many made, but I have nothing to back that up. Thanks again.
  8. So, this is NOT a Lite Pro II? The Studio Lite guitars that I have seen look much different than this. Was this the first iteration of the Studio Lite, and then they changed it to look more like a standard Les Paul? Any more details? I am trying to find out as much as I can about my guitar, but info on this guitar is really scarce. Thanks
  9. Hello, I am trying this site to see if I can get some info on this guitar. It is a 1988 Gibson Les Paul Lite Pro II, as far as I have been able to discover so far. It is painted in Nuclear Yellow. I have seen very few of these guitars, and I was trying to find production numbers, years in production, value, etc.. If anyone here can give me some useful info without making disparaging comments about my guitar, I sure would appreciate it. Thanks
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