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1978 Les Paul Ebony Custom Blackburst

niktyler

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Thought you guys might like this one -

1978 Ebony Custom Blackburst I grabbed off of Reverb. Stamped Second on the headstock - and this is why. Was finished sunburst originally but probably had a finish flaw so they resprayed it ebony. It has very thin edging around the binding that's starting to show it's "true" colors. I spoke with a friend of mine who worked at the Nashville plant from 78-90-ish and he confirmed that mostly these ended up going through the band saw - so it's really cool this one got out. I just got it so it really needs a solid cleaning and setup and I'll post those photos when I'm finished.
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niktyler

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All cleaned and set up - was probably the grimiest guitar I've ever worked on but I got some cool pics of the red underneath the black.
 

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CK6

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Congratulations! Maple neck I assume?
Cheers
 

wmachine

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Nice! I like it exactly for what it is. In this case, cool that is a second. I'd have bought that in a heartbeat.
 

php221988

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Superb Custom example, very cool to have such repainted one !
One quick question, how did you clean the guitar body from dirt and old sweat? I picked up an old 76 Custom myself recently and it's quite dirty, I do not want to deteriorate the lacquer finish...
Thanks!
 

El Gringo

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How do you know that it's not the mahogany ? In the red on the edges next to the binding ?
 

niktyler

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Superb Custom example, very cool to have such repainted one !
One quick question, how did you clean the guitar body from dirt and old sweat? I picked up an old 76 Custom myself recently and it's quite dirty, I do not want to deteriorate the lacquer finish...
Thanks!
Heya! I actually did a video about how I cleaned it up. It's kinda long, but you can forward to all the good parts. :)

 

mjross

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Thought you guys might like this one -

1978 Ebony Custom Blackburst I grabbed off of Reverb. Stamped Second on the headstock - and this is why. Was finished sunburst originally but probably had a finish flaw so they resprayed it ebony. It has very thin edging around the binding that's starting to show it's "true" colors. I spoke with a friend of mine who worked at the Nashville plant from 78-90-ish and he confirmed that mostly these ended up going through the band saw - so it's really cool this one got out. I just got it so it really needs a solid cleaning and setup and I'll post those photos when I'm finished.
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Wow! Looks like she saw some action in the day. Cleaned up nicely, congrats!
 
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