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#1
Well i'm done with this baby so here she is..... The Rivera Burst'.

1.The original finish was removed down to the bare wood.

2.Repainted, top, sides back and neck with no sealer, just varnish.

3.Every single part of hardware was aged by hand, slowly and making sure it looks great.

4.The top was aged with a mixture of techniques i have learned and improved over my last top.

5.All binding was aged to the correct color.

6.Serial number was hand drawn to match those of the 50's.

7.The inlays are aged with an special tint i develop by mix matching other ingredients.

8.The plastic parts have been aged and special care has been taken with the knobs making them look as correctly aged as i can make them look.

9.The PAF Burstbuckers have been specially unwound to match the feel and sound this guitar can produce, not to match a real PAF but to translate the resonance of the wood.

10.The headstock finish has been aged to look old and match the rest of the guitar.

11. The tulip tuners have been aged to my likening and matching a particular type of finger sweat that makes plastic look like that.

Refinishing the guitar with a thing finish has really make it sound better, i was skeptical about this but it true, it makes the whole thing more vibrant and acoustically louder.

Total cost: .................................$ 75.77
Total time invested:.................. 21 days.

Nico.

Well i'm done with this baby so here she is..... The Rivera Burst'.



















Last edited by nicolasrivera at Aug 30, 2009,
#4
Gorgeous guitar man, looks absolutely phenomenal. Great Work, you should be very proud
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#8
Amazing job on the entire thing, the effort put must have been huge but it turned out perfectly.
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#10
that...is the single most amazing relic job i have ever seen!
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#11
Gibson should be paying you to do this.
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#13
THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Its so amazing you think this is a good job, i was very scared no body will like it when finished.

Thanks a again.

Nico.
#14
oh wow.

That is one beautiful les paul..

-jealous-
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#15
I ****ing hate relicing. But you did a ****ing nice job of it, whether I like it or not. BUT I STILL HATE IT!!!
#16
Quote by mamosa
I ****ing hate relicing. But you did a ****ing nice job of it, whether I like it or not. BUT I STILL HATE IT!!!


my thoughts too, sort of. i don't HATE hate relicing, but i feel like it should be through natural use (even if it's really harsh natural use). BUT you did an amazing job, my friend. very nice! i think i liked your other job more, but only by a hair.
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#17
Here she is as new the very first day i got her:



Here she is with the first aging on its original paint:

#18
Honestly, I don't like forced aging and relicing, but that is by far the best relicing job I've ever seen. If I just saw the body, I would have no problem thinking that was a real '59 or '60 LP.
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#19
Staggering, just staggering. Beautiful.

If I had one criticism, and this is being really anal but the finish seems a little too shiny and well buffed, could do with a tough of that sheen taking away.

Seriously though, awesome!
#20
Amazing job.

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#21
if i were you, i'd show that to Gibson and ask for a job doing that.
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#22
that is absolutely amazing.

can i send you my guitar and you do this to it?
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#23
Quote by nicolasrivera
Here she is as new the very first day i got her:

Here she is with the first aging on its original paint:

I'm not going to lie, I prefer this one, it looks more authentic to me. The new one looks a little too dulled and faded, I don't mean the final gloss, I mean the actual color itself. It's still a well done job.
#24
Omg!!!
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#26
can i buy it?
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#27
Absolutely amazing. I am not usually a fan of relicing/reliced guitars but this is just .. sexy.
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#28
I swear I just jizzed so much I let out every single sperm cell in my body.

I'm just messing, but that is an amazing job bro.
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#29
Quote by MrFlibble
Honestly, I don't like forced aging and relicing, but that is by far the best relicing job I've ever seen. If I just saw the body, I would have no problem thinking that was a real '59 or '60 LP.

Totally with you on this.
Does anyone else think it looks really fake pre-aging?
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#31
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Totally with you on this.
Does anyone else think it looks really fake pre-aging?
I mean... do you consider this to by fake looking?
#32
it amazes me, even today, after playing for 2 years, how amazing a guitar looks. And yours, is truly amazing!
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#33
Quote by al112987
I mean... do you consider this to by fake looking?

No, but that's nowhere near as intensely red around the edge as the one he reliced. I find that one kinda looks like... well, an Epiphone.
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#35
Nice you named a finish after me ;] My last name is Rivera.
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#36
Quote by oneblackened
No, but that's nowhere near as intensely red around the edge as the one he reliced. I find that one kinda looks like... well, an Epiphone.

So you mean it looks awful? Because the Epiphone cherry burst has to be one of the single most ugly finishes I've ever seen.

Nico, AWESOME JOB! That is by far better than any relic job I've ever seen in my entire life, including replicas made by Gibson and Fender Custom Shops and other various custom replicas. Amazing!
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#37
I've said it in your other threads - that is easily the sexiest LP Standard I have ever seen.

If I saw that in a store, I wouldn't get anything done - I'd just gawk at it for twenty minutes.
#38
I've said it in your other threads - that is easily the sexiest LP Standard I have ever seen.

If I saw that in a store, I wouldn't get anything done - I'd just gawk at it for twenty minutes.
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I hope this isn't the one that fell victim to your sex drive.
#39
That is the single best relic'd guitar I have ever seen. Normally I absolutely hate them but that actually looks genuine. Kudos to you!
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