My friend gave me his old Epi Les Paul. The fingerboard was separating, and he raided all the hardware to put on his Hamer. He said if I wanted to try and bring it back to life, I could have it. He has a vintage Gibson LP now and, with the damage, this has little resale value. But I'm going to have a go at rehabbing it. It sat around my house for a few months while I decided what to do with it. I was thinking Goldtop with PAFs. But that wasn't inspiring me. Then I saw a pair of Surf 90s for cheap on eBay, and that got my head spinning. Sparkle-top Surf Paul sounds right up my ally! I glued the fingerboard, clamped it and let it set overnight. It's totally solid now. Putty in the cracks. The aforementioned Surf 90s. I'm going to use higher quality electronics and hardware than what came on it. Now my only question is what color of sparkle/flake paint to do the top in? We'll see how it turns out.