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  • Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Restoration Project- HCEG Black Top!

    Paging someone here who can do great guitar work (repair/restoration/etc.) and can do finish work. I could go to a few well-respected people around here, or have it shipped out to a few different places, but I'd really like it to be someone on this forum so the work can be shared with all of us here as it progresses. Atrox, AJ, anyone?



    The Patient

    I have a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe that is in need of some TLC; she was once routed for a Kahler, so there's a 3" route at the bridge and some screw holes in the headstock. It's not the cleanest route I've seen, but it wouldn't be difficult for someone with skills to fit a maple block in there. seal it up correctly and address the screw holes.















    Right now, as you can see, the finish is a dull transparent wine red, and it will look pretty bad once the block is inserted into the top. So, I want to have the guitar refinished as a "black top" (think goldtop, but with black instead of gold). Here's what I'm thinking:











    what do you think? I think it would really make for a cool thread! This could become the HC Forum Les Paul (so of course it will have P90s )

  • Luthier-Atlanta
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    Originally posted by GreatDane View Post
    Hey, 9-Pin!<BR />
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    i'm looking to have the entire guitar refin'd as what I call a "black top"; gloss black top with honey-stained back and sides; like a gold top, but with black instead. the original finish on this Deluxe was never doing it for me; I have some wine red guitars that i think are dead-sexy, but this one ain't it. i think the new look will be awesome, and i've always wanted a blacktop. <BR />
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    <IMG src="http://greatdaneband.com/Images/MusicalEquipment/81GibsonLPDeluxe_Wine/1.jpg" /><BR />
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    <IMG src="http://greatdaneband.com/Images/MusicalEquipment/81GibsonLPDeluxe_Wine/2.jpg" /><BR />
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    i've got all the hardware <B>and a set of creme P90s </B>and she's going to be a killer when all is completed!<BR />
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    <IMG src="http://greatdaneband.com/Images/MusicalEquipment/81GibsonLPDeluxe_Wine/3.jpg" /><BR />
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    <IMG src="http://greatdaneband.com/Images/MusicalEquipment/81GibsonLPDeluxe_Wine/4.jpg" />
    What a grand looking idea!!!

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  • Buttcrust
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    Far out, it's finally done...whoopeee...Looks great too, probably plays and sounds like new too...yipee...lol

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  • Fade2Grey
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    that looks GREAT!

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  • aliensporebomb
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    I'm not a P90 fan but that guitar has been rehabilitated very nicely. Looks terrific!

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  • WRGKMC
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    I'm seeing cracks in the finish under the bridge. I've seen this many times when a route is improperly filled in and the wood chosen expands and contracts differently then the rest of the body. I had this happen on several of the guitars I've repaired when I used wood glue filling routes. When I switched to epoxy, I no longer had the problem.

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  • Preacher
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    Absolutely. I love the tiny bit of red still in the maple whispering it's broken past.

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  • irishstu
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    Agreed. It's a thing of beauty.

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  • DaveAronow
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    It's beautiful!

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