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    1956 Les Paul basket case Conversion.

    Great work, Yuuki! Nice to see this one rise from the dead! :cool:
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    RIP Dusty Hill

    Rest easy, Dusty. RIP. :cry:
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    ‘54 Les Paul Custom Ebony RI

    That was such a cool run of Wildwood guitars...I remember when they came out. They did 3 pickup versions, and alnico versions...chambered, Cloud 9 style, nickel hardware and that Gretsch-style green... :) This guitar below is not mine...just for reference.
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    ‘54 Les Paul Custom Ebony RI

    Search "R4BB", "R4 BB", "R4 Custom"...there should be a few threads here and there....they are rare guitars, so there's not all that much info out there compared to other Historic Reissues. I had an '03 for a few years and it was a great guitar, almost 10lbs on the nose, the pickups were nice...
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    NGD - 1955 Les Paul Custom

    Beautiful guitar, and fantastic photographs as well! :cool:
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    Gibson Boss Collection

    Some killer stuff in there for sure...I watched it earlier.
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    Vintage Les Paul and Burst Weights

    Great info! :cool: For what it's worth, my '56 LP Custom is 9 lbs 3 oz. :)
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    Necks on 1952-1960 Les Pauls

    My '56 Custom has a medium size C shape neck. They were all over the place, it seems.
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    Should I let go of this '55 TV Special I've had for 25 years?

    If you can afford the ES guitar and to keep this, totally do it! :)
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    NGD- GAS'ing for something different

    Very cool guitar! I love SGs! I have two myself, but both with humbuckers. :cool:
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    Estate Sale Acoustic, is it a J45 or a LG Series?

    That is a J45...the bridge is pre-belly, but it has the newly designed at the time "block" logo...so probably very late 40s, '48 possibly?
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    Happy Burstday Richard Fortus

    I saw it on Instagram, an awesome guitar goes to an awesome player! :cool:
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    Emotional buy?

    Every vintage guitar I have ever purchased has been an emotional buy, so I held out until the exact one I wanted became available. The right model, year and colour. This has always ensured satisfaction...my advice would be to go with something that looks like your dad's guitar. Best of luck with...
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    London Les Paul Set up recommendations

    +1 on Charlie for setups and general fretwork.