#1
I have a Epi Les Paul Studio that i want to... well i dont know what i want to do with it exactly. I dont want to sell it, (would have a hard time doing so, for not much money) but I want to do something. It sounds and feels really good, but the problem - I customized it a year or two ago, (while tipsy) and ended up spilling some superglue on the bottom corner, next to the pickguard, and around the edges on the top of the guitar. I was then told to use some chemical to get it off, that just wore away the finish. So Im looking for some suggestions on what to do to it. Im open to anything and everything, and while i lack knowledge and experience, im willing to put a very long time into it.

So, without spending too much, tell me what to do to my Les Paul.

Here what ive done so far, from this:



I changed everything to cream, and added binding. Heres the result so far:



All looks fine from there, but in person, the finish is worn in some parts, and fine in others. What do you think I should do? Im leaning towards using the chemical all over the guitar, as I've always liked the look of old, worn LP's. Also thinking about complete sand/repaint.

So suggest away! If I end up actually doing something, i'll keep you updated, as im sure that i'll need help. Thanks in advance.
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#2
Auto Pinstripe tape works well as faux binding...

oh shi- you already applied binding?! good on you mate! to be honest, i have never done a "roadworn" finishm but from what i have read, sand sand sand.
#3
You should try using the chemical all over the body and if you don't like it, sand and repaint it a solid color since you don't have much experience.
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#4
Hmm, a road worn would be nice. Are there any sites/articles with advice on how to do it properly? Luckily the marks are where most roadworn guitars are sanded, so it might work out pretty good. Thanks for that suggestion, the thought hadn't even crossed my mind.
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#5
Whoa, you self-bound? nice!
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#6
Thanks

Any known sites that offer advice on do it yourself roadworning?
Greco 59-50 Mint Collection - 1982 - Iron Gear Hot Slag/Rolling Mill
Schecter Tempest Classic Goldtop
Ceriatone 18 Watt TMB/EF86 2x12 - Lorantz Greenback's
MI Audio Blues Pro Overdrive

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^ this guy defines the term "being right".
#7
Anyone got any advice on how i should go about this?
Greco 59-50 Mint Collection - 1982 - Iron Gear Hot Slag/Rolling Mill
Schecter Tempest Classic Goldtop
Ceriatone 18 Watt TMB/EF86 2x12 - Lorantz Greenback's
MI Audio Blues Pro Overdrive

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^ this guy defines the term "being right".
#8
change pickups and maybe the fret inlays ( dunno if possible though)
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#9
I like the road worn idea, and if it doesn't work out, go with a gold top (that's what I'd do) and maybe route a middle humbucker and stick a bigsby on there.


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#10
Yeah, i figured if i dont end up liking the roadworn look, I can always just completely sand and do a solid finish. Goldtop would be my first choice.
Greco 59-50 Mint Collection - 1982 - Iron Gear Hot Slag/Rolling Mill
Schecter Tempest Classic Goldtop
Ceriatone 18 Watt TMB/EF86 2x12 - Lorantz Greenback's
MI Audio Blues Pro Overdrive

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#11
Wow!
In my opinion it looks awesome!
New pickups in there!
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#12
Thanks!

Mabye I should just use the chemical on the rest of the finish, it looks wierd with some spots glossy and others not. Opnions?
Greco 59-50 Mint Collection - 1982 - Iron Gear Hot Slag/Rolling Mill
Schecter Tempest Classic Goldtop
Ceriatone 18 Watt TMB/EF86 2x12 - Lorantz Greenback's
MI Audio Blues Pro Overdrive

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^ this guy defines the term "being right".
Last edited by DiizZ at Dec 14, 2009,
#13
I wouldn't do anything to that baby except change the pups to zebra bobbins. If you leave the finish how it is now it will wear itself out all by its self, especially since its already partially worn already.
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