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Verifying a purchase of a Les Paul Custom 69

giogolf

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New frets and original nut? That’s a rare outcome.
Looks great, well done.

Thank you, I am happy the way it came out. After everything settles out for a bit, I plan to melt some binding in Acetone to fill in some of the gaps in the fret ends as the original binding is extremely rolled over from play.

I was surprised about the nut myself.. I do like to get the nut slots as low as possible before it buzzes, I feel tuning is far superior this way. Obviously, it will not last as long, but I bought myself sometime :)
 

corpse

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You can put some baking powder into the bottom of the slot and hit is with CA glue and shape it with rolled Emory cloth- might save you from remaking a nut forever.
 

metropolis

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Sep 14, 2018
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Looks great! A slightly aged custom always does look brilliant, I'm glad it worked out for you.
 

giogolf

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Looks great! A slightly aged custom always does look brilliant, I'm glad it worked out for you.

Thank you, I couldn't be happier. I know its the honeymoon period, but its definitely a great playing and sounding Les Paul.
 

Progrocker111

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Nice one - seems to be in all original condition. Mid to late 69, with 3 piece neck. Great guitars...
 

giogolf

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Nice one - seems to be in all original condition. Mid to late 69, with 3 piece neck. Great guitars...
Yep, I painstakingly went over it inside and out when purchasing to make sure no funny business. For my collection, its important for me for everything to 100%..

My only issue is the serial #, first three digits are really hard to read.. I don’t know why Gibson was so weak handed when pressing it in.. Its not like there’s thick lacquer on there, I can see the wood grain pretty easily
 
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