My most modded and most vintage guitar is this 1952 Les Paul I bought in 1969. The previous owner had gotten rid of the horrible trapeze/bridge and put in a stop tail and tune-o-matic, and had painted the guitar maroon. I had it stripped and lacquered in '72 or so, replaced the old tuning keys with Grover Rotomatics, and replaced the P90's with humbuckers (probably shouldn't have done that but it sounds great). I have replaced all the wiring along the way too. It now has current production 57 Classics. Also in '72 I had the stop tail moved to the correct position - it was too far from the bridge and was a tad off center - hence the Argentine pesos covering the old holes that were filled with dowels. Not the prettiest, but it sure plays and sounds real good.