Gibson Les Paul conversion complete....

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by TeleFunk Man, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Doomguy

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    Nice guitar!

    Never the pickguard.
     
  2. Dismalhead

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    Cream looks great - did the same with my old LP Studio. It was like having a new guitar.

    I agree that it will look better without the pickguard. That's some nice flame, you don't want to cover it up.
     
  3. Brucesu

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    I love my Les Paul pickguards! Have you seen the Heritage pickguards? It looks even better than the LP ones!
     
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    Nice!! How do you like it?
     
  5. TeleFunk Man

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    No have not seen the heritage pickguards. Any photos? Would one fit with P-90s?
     
  6. TeleFunk Man

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    Yeah, fully aware of this. Another reason why I really need to be sure - once those holes are drilled that's it...
     
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    I agree here. Since the body finish has black tones the black pickup cover matches well. In my case there is no other black on the guitar so I prefer the creme...

    I was also going for this look:

    87gibsonlespaulp90hcsb2.jpg
     
  8. TeleFunk Man

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    It weighs in at just under 10lbs... I think the AA maple top, orange sunrise finish was exclusive to Long and McQuade (Canadian version of Guitar Center)...but not 100% sure(?).
     
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  9. IronSchef

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    looks great w/ the creme, and another vote for no PG :)

    Just got my first Gibson LP this week, w/ P90s, and I am totally in love with the tone this thing pumps out!
     
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    I really like the creme!
     
  12. AAT65

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    Nice guitar, nice unusual finish: looks great. IMHO the move to cream plastic was a good decision!
    I’d say leave the pickguard off — I think LPs look better without. But YMMV...
     
  13. archetype

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    @TeleFunk Man the cream plastic looks great, to me. The black on orange made it look like a Les Paul Halloween model.
     
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    So far I am just.... impatient :lol:


    I bought it last 19th and is on it's way from London to Madrid. I will put my fingers on it next week. Darn eastern holidays are delaying everything.

    Is not the first Les Paul I own and not the first with P90s. I was looking for a Junior or a Special and this just appeared, made an offer, was accepted and now I am just waiting on a new friend

     
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    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Creams are an improvement. Go Cream.
     
  16. studio1087

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    It looks beautiful/better with the cream. The guitar color is so eye catching.

    I usually think that LP’s look dressier or or more LP-ish with the pickgaurd on.

    Can you lay the guard on the guitar and post a photo. Drilling that hole bothers me if you’re undecided.
     
  17. guitarbuilder

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    The cream looks really nice. To me, any guitar that traditionally had a pickguard looks better with a pickguard. Tele's, LP's... doesn't matter, unless it's a rat rod, it needs a pickguard. If you play the guitar enough, it'll get scuffed up and then what..... Plenty of wood still shows through with a pickguard. In the end it's your guitar though. :)
     
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    So I decided to keep it without guard. Someone suggested I tape the guard on just to see how it looks which I did. And nah, it's definitely better without the pickguard...
     
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