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  1. zhivago

    London Guitar Show - Vintage Lesters Report...

    I just got back from my yearly trip to the show. Lots of cool Les Pauls around, so I thought I'd snap a few pictures...I think there were three Bursts in the house. :jim
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    My 1963 LP/SG Custom got an MojoAxe VibroStop this weekend!

    A big thanks to Dan for super-fast shipping across the pond to London, UK. I was excited to install this to my killer, killer, KILLER '63 LP/SG Custom, and since it is the Easter weekend here, I thought I'd take the time to shoot a video of the whole process....and learn how to use iMovie at...
  3. zhivago

    White Light / White Heat - The SG/LP Custom Thread

    This past weekend, I managed to finally get my hands on another one of my dream guitars. A 1963 SG/LP Custom with three PAF pickups. It is an incredible sounding instrument, and It thought that much like my “other” favourite Les Paul Custom, the “Alnico/Staple” version, the SG/LP deserves its...
  4. zhivago

    '57 Custom....Switchmaster???

    This looks SO cool!!!! It popped up on my Gbase list this morning... :jim
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    Here's a pretty rare '59...

    :spabout Not mine (I'll stick to my Custom!), I just thought it was an odd duck :salude
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    Old ABR-1 bridge...what do you think?

    So...my '56 Custom's bridge has been caving in a bit, so when an alleged '54 gold ABR1 from a LP Custom popped up at Heritage Auctions, I thought I'd keep an eye on it, just in case. The action only had one pic...it looked ok-ish, so I thought that if it went for a sensible price, I'd place a...
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    50s LP Custom case on HA auctions...

    Hey guys, not sure if someone is looking for a case, but this popped up this morning :jim http://entertainment.ha.com/itm/musical-instruments/electric-guitars/1954-gibson-les-paul-custom-black-guitar-case/a/7112-85065.s?ic2=mytracked-lotspage-lotlinks-12202013 It looks a bit rough...
  8. zhivago

    A couple of Goldtops with some issues...

    ...over at Jay Rosen's site... I am not in the market, but I thought I 'd post them here for anyone that hasn't seen them... a '54: http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-les-paul-standard-1954-gold-1 and a '53 http://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-les-paul-standard-1953-gold-1 :jim
  9. zhivago

    Nice set...

    Just a pic from my archives I thought I'd share :)
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    Beauty of The Black Beauty - The "Alnico" Custom thread

    This week, I celebrate 10 years on the Vintage section of the LPF. :) Mostly, I lurked, as I was playing vintage Fenders, but eventually I managed to get my very own 50s LP. :jim So here is a tribute to my favourite Les Paul model. Often forgotten, misunderstood but mysterious, the Alnico...
  11. zhivago

    Whatever happened to Keith's Alnico Custom?

    I have always wandered where that guitar ended up, or if he still has it... is this the same guitar? :dude:
  12. zhivago

    1956 Les Paul Custom. I finally own one.

    Hi everyone, I thought I would share some images of the 1956 Les Paul Custom that I bought this week. The guitar has had a well-repaired headstock crack that is over-sprayed. The rest is all there, even though the pots had to be-rewired from the shop. The seller also said there was a...
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    Have you noticed how much deeper the Alnico V sits on the originals?

    It has been something that has always made me wonder...when I see pictures of Historics, the pickup is a lot higher and closer to the strings this is my 2003 R4...I have lowered the individual pole pieces as far as they'd go... here's a pic of my R4 that shows the cavity... now, here...
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    2003 '54RI Les Paul Custom...

    I have lurked here for many years, and this is my first post. for many years, I have lusted after the 1954 Alnico-style Les Paul Custom, and with prices of vintage examples still pretty high up, I decided to go for a Historic Reissue. So here it is, bought used, made in 2003, I got it shipped...
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