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    Need tuners for 59 Junior

    Hello all, Awhile back, I bought an old 1959 Les Paul Junior. Years before I got it, someone replaced the Klusons with Grovers. I've shopped around for awhile for a set of original Klusons for it, but until I find a good set for a decent price, I'd like to pick up a set of aged reproductions...
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    Singlecut vs. Doublecut Juniors?

    Hello all, I'm a proud owner of a 1959 Les Paul Junior. I do sincerely love the guitar, but can't help wondering how the earlier Singlecut version differs. I would assume the singles weigh a little more. Does that make them sound better or sustain longer? Do they have the same small frets...
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    Did Les Paul Play the Junior?

    Hello all, I was just wondering if anyone knows if Les played or liked the Junior and Special models? I've been googling, but haven't turned up anything yet. Thanks, Brad
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    PAF Sticker Placement

    Hello all, I'm looking at some PAFs, and found a couple for sale, but I've never seen the stickers placed off to the side like this. Do they look legit to you? Thanks, Brad
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    Anyone used a narrow spaced PAF on a Les Paul?

    Hello all, I'm looking for a nice PAF for the neck position of my 1956 Les Paul Custom. (She was routed for humbuckers long before I got her.) I know the "jazz" PAFs have a narrower string spacing, and I've read they'll still sound awesome in a Lester. I was just wondering if they'd look...
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    Thinking of trading my Prehistoric Flametop for a Two Rock Classic Reverb

    Hello all, I have a couple really nice Prehistoric Flametop reissues for sale at the moment. Someone has proposed trading his Two Rock Classic Reverb for one of them. I really don't know that much about them. I've watched a couple Youtube videos, but there are only a few, and I'm not...
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    Thinking of trading my Prehistoric Flametop for a Two Rock Classic Reverb

    Hello all, I have a couple really nice Prehistoric Flametop reissues for sale at the moment. Someone has proposed trading his Two Rock Classic Reverb for one of them. I really don't know that much about them. I've watched a couple Youtube videos, but there are only a few, and I'm not...
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    Current value of Prehistoric Les Pauls?

    Hello all, I was searching for the current price range of "Prehistoric" Flametop Reissue Les Pauls, but couldn't find anything since early 2012. Back then, I read the values range from $3500 to $4500. Does that still seem to be in the ballpark? Thanks, Brad
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    Correct knobs for 1959 Junior

    Hello all, I got a 1959 Junior a couple of months ago. I LOVE the guitar, but I've noticed that the knobs don't match. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the numbers on the volume knob are a little bigger than the tone knob. Also, there's a very slight "dish" to the top of the volume...
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    NGD: 1956 Les Paul Custom

    Hello all, I just got a 1956 Les Paul Custom. It's a bit of a mongrel, but she's very cool. Somebody routed the guitar for humbuckers at some point, but that's no big deal for me. When I want P-90 tone, I have a 1959 Les Paul Junior that fills that bill nicely. This will be a work in progress...
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    Is this fixable, or a deal breaker?

    Hello all, I love Black Beauties, and while searching online, I found an old 50s Les Paul Custom that could be cool, but it definitely needs some attention. There is one thing I noticed that worries me though. There appears to be a crack between the volume and tone knob. I'm guessing it...
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    Current value of rewound PAFs?

    Hello all, I've tried searching, but haven't found a whole lot of info. With the current economy, what is the current market value of a rewound Gibson PAF? Does it matter if it was one or both coils? I'm guessing the value is increased a bit based on the color of the coils, as well as who did...
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    How to tell if PAFs are real?

    Hello all, I have what has probably been asked ad nausem, but after a quick search, I'm still wondering. How does one tell if a Gibson PAF is the real deal? I found this webpage: http://home.provide.net/~cfh/paf.html But let's say the pickup still has the cover on it. Now how do you tell...
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    New Guitar Day - 1959 Les Paul Junior

    Hello all, Lately, I've been selling some of my guitars and picking up a couple vintage pieces. Here is my 1959 Les Paul Junior. My God, what a guitar! I'm really surprised at the tonal variations possible with just a single P-90. She can purr sweetly, or just scream. She's in pretty good...
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    When did Gibson stop using Tom Holmes' design on 57 Classics?

    Hello all, I've read that Tom Holmes designed Gibson's 57 Classic humbuckers. I've also read that the early examples of the 57 Classics sounded awesome, but at some point Gibson altered the way they produced them, and the later versions don't sound as good. Does anyone know when the change...
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    How should I finish my 1968?

    Hello all, I posted a similar thread on the other LP forum, but wanted to ask your opinions as well... I just an acquired an old Les Paul...1968 to be exact. It was routed for humbuckers years ago, and the Goldtop finish was sanded off, and clear coated. There was also a headstock repair. I'm...
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    Faber Tone-Lock or Retrospec Steel Studs?

    Hello all, I have a 1989 Pre-Historic Flametop Reissue that I'm starting to upgrade a bit. I'm definitely going to do the Mapleflame bridgepost Mod, and I'm going to order the vintage-length 1" tailpiece bushings. I've also read that steel tailpiece studs are a great addition to the...
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    Mapleflame Mod on my Pre-Historic

    Hello all, I recently came across the Mapleflame Mod threads and I'm interested in giving it a shot. However, I also ran across a post where a gent with a Pre-Historic Les Paul noticed his wiring channel ran right under the bridge's treble post. I have a 1989 "Pre-Historic" 59 Flametop...
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    Is this a Gibson T-Top?

    Hello all, I was wondering if any of you can shed some light on this mystery pickup I have. It appears to be a double cream Gibson T Top humbucker. It has the Ts and the little heiroglyphics that they're supposed to have. But some things don't exactly jive with some things I've read online...
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    RS Guitarworks Coupon Code?

    RSXMAS15
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