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Old 01-31-2013, 04:39 AM   #1
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Custom Les Paul for Blues and Jazz! Any Suggestions?

Any suggestions for change?

I have been working on this custom guitar for quite a while now and yesterday I finished it. I wanted a good and solid setup to play blues and jazz music. The body is from mahogany and is very light weight, set neck. The finish is beautiful, purple sunburst which took me a long time to find. I used standard Grover tuners to keep the guitar in tune, Grover is definitely my favorite tuner brand for Les Pauls. Combined with the Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge. Added a set of Vintage Deluxe humbuckers (Rockstar Pickups), the sound is just great. Push/pull pots for coil tapping! Very cool stuff, which allows me to get great single coil Strat sounds in addition to the fat lead tones which LP's are known for. The guitar has fast/low action, and a great versatile sound!

Specs:
• Solid mahogany light weight body (Weighs 9 lbs. on the nose)
• Transparent Purpleburst Finish
• Mahogany neck with 1960s SlimTaper™ "D" profile
• Rockstar Pickups – Vintage Deluxe Series Humbuckers with Custom Love & Hate design
• LockTone Tune-o-matic™ bridge and a stopbar tailpiece
• Grover® tuners with a 14:1 ratio
• Scale Length: 24-3/4"
• Fretboard Radius: 12"
• Set Neck Joint
• Rosewood Fretboard with 22 Frets
• 2 Volume & 2 Tone Controls ~ with Push/Pull pots
• 3-way pickup selector
• Top & Neck Binding



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Old 01-31-2013, 04:49 AM   #2
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Any suggestions for change?


I suggest you change its location to:

9400 North MacArthur Blvd, #124-611...

Oh, you mean changes to the guitar itself! Well, its perfect if you don't mind playing an eggplant with strings...






Ahhh, who am I kidding? It's VERY nice!
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:12 AM   #3
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Hahaha an eggplant with strings you crack me up! Must say this guitar has some hair metal looks... gotta love it
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:22 AM   #4
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Strap-locks. A must have for any guitar ever.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:29 AM   #5
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Straplocks, for sure. Take a look at Earvana compensated nuts and Graph Tech saddles, too. Those three are pretty much my automatic, standard upgrades for any guitar.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:36 AM   #6
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Good suggestions! I will definitely add the straplocks, nuts and saddles! Thnx!
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