I recentlt got a used Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique and the last owner didn't seem to have taken great care of it. The Bridge is all corroded and the frets were, too. In the past week I broke my high E (10) string twice. Could the dirty old bridge be the problem, or is there something else? also, the top 3 strings (G,B,E) are constantly out of tune. Do I need new tuning pegs?


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"My job is a decision-making... job. And as a result I make a lot of decisions."
First, change out the bridge. Then have the frets leveled and re-crowned (depending on the luthier, should cost between $50-$100 with most luthiers). After that, change the tuning pegs~should go with original parts which would be "Grover" tuners.
Peace and good luck~Once you get that thing in order, you're going to love it!