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Vince Q

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I have a black '81 LP. Love it, but it's going to need a refret (I want to keep the nubs) AND get it refinished to wine red. I know the fret job is going to be upwards of $600.


How much is refin nowadays, and whom would you recommend to do the work?
 

Zentar

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I have a black '81 LP. Love it, but it's going to need a refret (I want to keep the nubs) AND get it refinished to wine red. I know the fret job is going to be upwards of $600.


How much is refin nowadays, and whom would you recommend to do the work?

You're in Michigan? I'd get somebody in your state within 100 miles to do it. Just google luthiers in your area. Try an authorized Gibson shop, $600 seems high. Talk to a luthier in person.https://www.service-center-locator.com/gibson/gibson-service-center.htm
 
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Big Al

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The nibs will be a problem if you use anything other than the narrow low original frets. Modern frets are taller and wider than the nib. No nib is worth having those lame frets, IMO, as I detest them and always regret with 6100 style jumbos for playability.

Disregard****

I was thinking Les Paul Custom.
 
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Triplet

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Remember it's probably black for a reason. The two black lps I've refinnished were very plain.
 

Vince Q

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Remember it's probably black for a reason. The two black lps I've refinnished were very plain.

Yeah. I figure Gibson (or Fender for that matter) would use the least attractive pieces of wood for opaque-colored guitars.

Heard of a fellow named Bruce Vanderschel who reportedly does nice work. I'll report back after I contact him and hear what he has to say.
 

DominicWhite

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dude, 600 bucks is really not enough for this. it costs a lot more. here you will need the help of a financial adviser. Did you manage to solve this problem? I had a slightly different situation. I love rare cars, and I have five of them. But my problem is that they are very expensive. I want another one. I went to the Bank for help, but I'm too old for credit. Then I hired a financial adviser to get help from financial adviser. He calculated my budget and made a plan so that I would spend a certain amount of money every month and could buy a car!! That's fine with me. This was the best financial advice!
 
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jrgtr42

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<style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}</style>dude, 600 bucks is really not enough for this. it costs a lot more. here you need the help of a financial adviser.

The original post was from 3 years ago. I think the job is probably done by now...
 

HariMakaren

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You'd need at least $2,000 to do something like that. You'd better talk to a financial advisor to avoid losing your money. Maybe you can find someone who lives close to you and is willing to help you. You can always make money at an online casino if you don't have enough money. If you are interested, try playing through joe fortune new domain. You will like how quickly you can get a large sum of money doing almost nothing. Maybe you can win the jackpot, allowing you to buy anything you want and solve your problems.
 
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