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rguerra

New LP Traditional

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Hi all! Here is a photo of my new baby. It is a 2016 LP Traditional with a few custom touches. First I left off the pickguard. No big thing there, just two tiny holes where the screws were. Cosmetically also used speed knobs with pointers.

The real change is the pickups. Instead of the Classic 57/Classic 57+ arrangement I use a Burstbucker #2 in the neck position and a Burstbucker #3 in the bridge position. I love the 57’s but I wanted something a little more aggressive. I’ve got other guitars with the Classic ‘57s. This guitar probably is the most responsive to volume and tone settings of any guitar I have. Goes smoothly from crystal clean jazz to snarling blues tones. She sings and screams.

The hand wiring is standard modern style rather than 50’s wiring. CTS 500k long shaft pots with orange drop caps. No ground plate. Grounds are point wired to the potentiometer cases.

 

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a lovely les paul

 

imho a top like that should never have a pick guard even installed in the first place.

 

why put holes where they are not needed!! (I'm looking at you Gibson factory...)

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