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My Les Paul Project guitar.... Pics included

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This is how it started out

 

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Preparing the guitar for the gold leaf

 

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1990s case pink interior with shall

 

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Here it is

 

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Closer look

 

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Full front

 

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Close up back

 

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Close up front

 

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Back of headstock 1970s double line double ring tuners

 

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Front of headstock 1970s double line double ring tuners

 

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Electronics compartment, copper lined cavity

 

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Toggle compartment, copper lined

 

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Back of control plates, copper lined

 

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I had a great time doing this project and I'm very happy with how it came out.... Hope you guys like it...

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Lookin good Dave! The back looks awesome! Is it finished in nitro?

 

All that Spain in the background looks cool too.

 

I think it would look a lot better with reflectors though.

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The binding is painted on but you would never know it, looks 100% real even up close... We discussed putting a real binding on it but as the neck was attached to the body it would have been very difficult to do the rooting. I'll put some detail up of the painted binding when I get a chance.

 

The final finish is indeed nitro... As a matter of fact it still has that sticky neck feel to it which I'm hoping will go away as the finish cures...

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Thanks for all the kind words guys... I was worried I was going to be too blingy but thank god it's not. When you see it, it almost looks like a regular gold top but then you notice there is something else going on...#-o

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Well I think you can take the Studio badge off, That my friend is a true Custom

 

Big applause thingy if I knew how to do that.

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Curious Dave, did you have a set price you thought it would cost to get the look you wanted and did you go over budget.

 

Or was cost no object in your search for specific parts and labor etc.

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I'd quote a bunch of posts in this thread, but that would take up too much space...

 

That Les Paul is beautiful. Really, really awesome.

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All the cool comments have already been used up.

 

Gee whiz Dave. That guitar sure looks swell. All us fellows are really jazzed for you. [cool]

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Wow! Was waiting all day to see this, and the gold leaf top is just stunning.

 

Fantastic all the way around! Congrats!

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Beautiful Dave. Congrats. First you get working in a band, then Spain wins the World Cup now this, you're going to get spoiled.:- .

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Really very sweet indeed!

 

Your very own 'Les Paul Personal'!

 

Makes me want to go and buy a 'Worn Brown' and do something to it!

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