1954 Gibson Les Paul Conversion / Top refinish

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  1. tomsvintage

    tomsvintage Well-Known Member

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    This guitar came to me in 1976 and had already been altered from a Goldtop ~ 2 P90 ~ wraparound bridge model to a refinished white top ~ trapzeze / tune o matic setup with a bridge humbucker. [​IMG]:)

    I had it refinished gold in the 80's and added a neck humbucker. I finally decided to reveal the natural top that has the seam above the knobs.

    I did the sanding and prep work and Joe Corelli did the spray finish work and rewiring.

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    How is playability. I heard 54s were tough. Nice job.
     
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    tomsvintage Well-Known Member

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    It plays great. The neck angle is good unlike some earlier versions.
     
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