1959 Les Paul Build

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  1. QuickDilation

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    Great work Gil, I hope you do decide to show the relicing process, not so much how you do it, but a step by step progress of each step, I'd really like to see how each step adds up to the finished product.

    aaaaaannnnd, happy belated birthday to you :p
     
  2. ordenes10

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    Super Gil.how much lacquer did you use
    for the job?more than for à tele or strat?
    what do you think?
    thanks
     
  3. preeb

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    I'd leave that to the owner and the next 50 years of playing (-;
     
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    Thanks!
     
  5. preeb

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    Thanks QuickDilation
    I'll post the relic results.
     
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    Yes. about 30-40% More.
    Lesters have a thicker coat than most pre-CBS Fenders.
     
  7. ordenes10

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    How much Liters of lacquer and thinner?
    What spraygun did you use?
     
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    Was worried TDPRI might do some nasty April Fools Day trick and this thread would not be here, or some note like "Gil was kicked out to a Gibson Forum" or some such thing. . ~Pshwew~ thread is here, safe and WOW what color we got today. Thanks Gil, and thanks TDPRI for doing any 4/1 tricks someplace else !!!!!
     
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    About 1/4 Quart through my full size gravity production DeVilbiss gun.
     
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    I think the trick *is* having this thread on TDPRI... LOL (-:
    I knew I had to do this on a LP forum... but I'm a stranger over there.
     
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    i am in the stage to buy the Gun and compressor.
    all people told me to buy a big compressor.
    I saw you are using a small one. would you tell me the
    model of the devilbiss gun?do the compressor need
    à big storage?thanks for helps
     
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    I knew I had to do this on a LP forum... but I'm a stranger over there.

    I bet you are bringing in a lot of new members, lurkers, and maybe even business to the advertisers here.:)
     
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    I understand your concerns about showing relicing process, but here's another vote for at least showing the results along the way, even if you don't show yow you got it there. It would help many of us understand what we are looking at when we look at other guitars.
     
  14. preeb

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    I use a 2.5 HP compressor. It's not small but nut very big either.
    It's perfect for guitar finishing.
    It's an Italian made Fimi.
    The gun... get the most expensive HVLP you can afford... but make sure it matches the compressor (volume and pressure)
     
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    And don't forget to buy a water/oil trap.
     
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    Happy birthday with some delay
     
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    Fantastic, Gil. Now here is a question that may border on sacrilege. Had you given any thought to NOT relicing the guitar but finishing it the way the "parent guitar" would have looked in 1959? Seems a shame to artificially mess up some of that fine work.:D
     
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    +1

    i hope it doesn't get totally beat up :cry:
     
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    I'm with you on this... But I imagine it is up to the customer?
     
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