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  1. Patek

    Irish burst for sale - what do you guys think?

    was just browsing around out of boredom and noticed this burst I hadn’t seen before for sale in the UK https://reverb.com/uk/item/35306392-gibson-les-paul-burst-1959-sunburst I thought I’d post here to see what people thought because as I was looking through the pics I noticed in the cavity...
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    Quick check if you think this 2012 335 is legit

    Mods please delete
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    How much would it cost to rent a 1954 les paul ?

    If such a service existed, like people renting expensive camera lenses for specific shoots... how much would it cost do you believe to rent a players grade original 1954 les paul per day / week / month / etc for say recording an album. Or the like never seen this before but if it existed, what...
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    Ordering bare knuckle pickups for LP - double cream or double white?

    I want to put a set of miracle man pickups in my R9, and I’ll go for double whites but looking at pics of LPs they look more like cream. I don’t want to contrast the look with gleaming white bobbins on true historic surrounds and pickguard, so should I go for double creams ? Thanks team!
  5. Patek

    Can you ever have enough Les Pauls?

    Discuss ! im not sure.. but I know I’d like more than 1...
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    Warm you hands by this camp fire!... INCOMING! 60th 59 LP Bolivian Orange Sunset Fade

    Not yet NGD, as I have to eagerly wait for delivery now, but below are a couple of teasers of what is en-route to me in the UK (from our close friends in Holland)... Weighing in at less than 8.1 lb, the LP that will be keeping me happy as my one and only, as my real vintage LP had to be sold...
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    The Official 2019 60th Aniv 1959 Les Paul Thread

    Please post all of your:- information / updates pics purchase / NGDs / sightings spec improvement opinions weight data neck feel differences finish / nitro improvements New pickup (Unpotted) opinions Differences you feel the new pots / harness makes Anything else you can think of -...
  8. Patek

    NGD! Gibson 1962 LG-1 for fun

    I’d been looking for a relatively inexpensive but old characterful acoustic guitar to have in the living room just for picking up and playing around with for fun. Something light and easy that can move from room to room, something I don’t have to fire up the rig in order to play etc. I’m not an...
  9. Patek

    Any tips for an imbalanced output set of P90s on early 50s LPs?

    Late 1953 LP wrap i have shimmed the bridge pickup up to the correct / equal height to the neck pickup, as indeed it was way lower in height as is usually apparent. I expected this to resolve the output issue yet no, the neck pickup really blooms with fullness and volume and switching to bridge...
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    52-59 conversion. What do you guys think of this one?

    I have to say it is one of the best looking sunbursts I’ve ever seen, especially for a conversion. I bet they didn’t expect a top like this underneath the gold.. If I had the readies I’d definitely pull the trigger on this. I hope one day it comes up again when I’m ready! Sorry I can’t link...
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    UK people: who do you use to insure your 50s LPs ?

    My insurance company won’t insure up to the value of my LP, they advised I went bespoke for this one item. I will be doing my research but certainly interested in your recommendations here. Specially a UK question. Many thanks
  12. Patek

    NGD - My first vintage guitar! - 1953/4 LP GT

    A dream come true for me!!! I have been playing guitar since i was 15 and my first proper guitar as a teenager was a 1996 LP studio in wine red, of which i sold all of my star wars collectables to buy :rofl I added black hardware, super high output pickups, coil taps, scalloped it myself and...
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    Can a mojo axe fitted 52 play as well as a 54+ ?

    A nice 52 has come up and it’s considerably cheaper than what I would pay on my continued wait for a slightly beaten up 54 in the UK. I know the 52s all have slightly different tops so we cant say for sure until the top is analysed however realistically, if everything was ok do you think I...
  14. Patek

    what do you guys think of this conversion to 57?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302626712695 so it’s got the PAFs and looks the part. But if it’s a conversion why would they have changed the serial code stamp to a 7? Seems unnessary if not a bit deceptive. Or is that the norm for...
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    Any comments or concerns with the enclosed 1956 GT?

    Absolutely loving this 56 and after shipping and taxes it’s not far off what bringing a 54 into the UK would cost me after an estimated discount they would potentially offer (or I would try) If I ever truly considered it I would get an expert to verify everything, however at first look: aside...
  16. Patek

    Gibson ‘good wood’ era 90s LP customs

    I made enquiries recently on a 1998 LP customshop, it’s the same price as a TH is now and it is also mint (not worried about mint personally). I’m waiting on hearing back on the weight, but it does have a 90s monster top, absolutely incredible flame. however most of the description was...
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    Your ideal weight LP?

    Been looking for a light LP and there is a custom historic 2017 available online with a top I like and I asked for the weight and they said it was 7.2lb... every other LP I have seen for sale is between 8 and 9+ lb most in the mid 8s on the customshop. I asked them to triple check if that weight...
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    Display cabinets? If you have one please post it/them - looking for tips/inspiration

    Looking for a cabinet (wall hung) that I can hang say 3 LPs in. Coming up with nothing in the UK - however I’ve seen some posts here from guys with amazing cabinets, which I’m guessing are bespoke ? Would love to see and know mor many thanks
  19. Patek

    Nice Tom Murphy 2014 R9 or a Terry Morgan 59 replica ?

    I won’t post pics as I’m not even sure if what I am asking is allowed to be posted I’ll also talk in USD even though I’m based in the UK, so it’s essier for everyone Tl;dr - would you rather have a Tom Murphy 2014 R9 or a Terry Morgan 59 replica for roughly the same money? Knowing the...