I just bought a 2001 Les Paul studio(Gibson not Epi) and it's in pretty good shape, but I want to make it look amazing. It's black, and I was thinking of putting new gold burstbuckers in there along with other gold hardware(it's chrome right now). It needs some body touch up work. Can I do that on my own or should I take it to a shop? Also any other suggestions please let me know. Thanks guys
If you know how to solder you can put the pickups in yourself. Some of the other hardware, such as maybe machine heads, bridge, ect, you may want someone else to do if you're not sure what you're doing. Also, does it have a pickguard on it? IMO, most Les Pauls look better without the pickguard