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57 GT Dark Back Now Black

Old-Guy

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Well i finally got my custom made 5 ply black pickguard to finish my 03 57 GT Dark Back in all black plastic like every original 57 i have seen and played. I have heard that they were also done in cream but i have never been lucky enough to see one or a pic of one. I find the cream just dosn't say 57 to me. It's to bad Gibson dosn't give that option. Have a look and tell me what you think. I love it!! :)

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Later Old-Guy
 
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chumbucket

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That looks hot. I would change the switch tip to black too.
 

Johnnytone

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I was just checking out "50 years of the Les Paul" and was looking at an early 52 GT with black P-90s. I was thinking "I'd like a GT with all black plastic."

It's a beauty!
 

Old-Guy

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I had a local guy in Toronto make it for me. It took 12 weeks and I had to take it to my Thech to recut so it would fit correctly. It fits perfect now but would never deal with this guy again. It ended up costin me $50 Canadian. I do have a contact that Mark from Gibson CS gave me. He's in Nashville and does all there Custom Plastic. I can get that for you on Tuesday when I get back to work....its the May 24 up here. Let me know if you want the guys info in Nashville. :)


Later Old-Guy
 

PViljoen

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Old Guy:

A normal stock custom pickguard won't fit? (The one that comes on customs)??

Also, do you think black speed knobs would look good on that GT?
 

Old-Guy

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No I tried the Custom Pick Guard it won't fit. I am trying to achive the same look as the original 57 GT Dark Back which didn't have black knobs or switch tip.

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Old-Guy
 

wingnut

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That is a great look. I would switch to the black plastic on my r7 as well!
 

Autococker07

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Wow, O-G you got me thinking..... that black does look nice!!!! Ehhh, My R7 has a really light back though.... I think it would not look as good. Yours is a beaut though! Jim
 

Old-Guy

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I think yours would cool take a pic of your back and use photo shop or like to fill in the cavity covers in black to give you an idea.

O-G
 
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