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56/59 LP Conversion, HM Treatment, Revisit

Progear

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Sep 19, 2014
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Hello Folks,


Some of you may remember my conversion, i was never real happy with the color. So i sent her to Kim @ Historic Makeover to have her resprayed in an ice tea with slight relic/aging.. I'am extremely happy with the work Kim and the boys did, the service was impeccable, with photo updates and quick turn around time. I even flew down for a visit, meet with Brandon and Kim we talked about guitars and even got a tour of the shop... Thanks for you hospitality gent's.


Here is a link with additional in progress and completed photos for your viewing pleasure.
http://s1258.photobucket.com/user/ssl4040ask/slideshow/1956 HM Les Paul Conv

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Kevin L.

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Beautiful! That is the type of work we expect from Kim and the good folks at HM.
 

dretot

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Lovely refin, looks great. One critique... I think you should clean up those covers a bit, a little too much schmutz on them.

dre
 

Wilko

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Oh yeah! That's what I saw in my head and I was never happy with the color either! :##:##


Awesome! I know that's a great guitar! :hank
 

glenngross

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Nov 13, 2012
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Nicely done sir! I sent my first reissue to Kim for the full treatment and am quite happy. BTW, I'm getting Alex's 53...

GG
 

Progear

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Nicely done sir! I sent my first reissue to Kim for the full treatment and am quite happy. BTW, I'm getting Alex's 53...

GG

Awesome, looks like a real nice guitar.. Alex is great to deal with... if you are picking her up, you should stop by and see me, we can compare our '53's... :eek:la
 

RAB

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Oh yeah! That's what I saw in my head and I was never happy with the color either! :##:##


Awesome! I know that's a great guitar! :hank

The guitar looks great in its new finish! My '56 conversion is all cherry red like George H's Lucy! :biggrin:
 

Stoj

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Beautiful looking Conversion - Kim & Co sure did a killer refin :salude
 

Wilko

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I know that guitar is a killer player. I miss it, to be sure.

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Really love that new finish. They did a great job hiding the white patch that caused it to be an all gold model originally.:salude
 

kaylane

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Great pics..are you taking pics with a black background or is that done aftewards?
 

stinecrs

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Sep 10, 2015
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Nice finish on your conversion; looks really good! I had Kim at HM refinish my conversion recently as well. I got it back in December. Mine was a 1955 Jr converted by Brian Monty last year. I've got a '59 and '60 PAFs installed with some older parts on her as well. The guitar plays and sounds great. :)

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