#1
Well, some of you may remember my Saga LP build from about a year ago. It didn't turn out like I planned and I never finished it. So I sanded it down to make it ready for staining, and turns out I sanded some parts down WAY too much. I've tried everything to fix the spots and now I've said screw it.

So I'm painting the thing.

I'm thinking either a gold top in the classic Epiphone/Gibson gold, or white.

I'm only going to paint the top, and maybe the sides, but the back looks really nice, so I would like to keep it natural.

Opinions?

Any help is appreciated.

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#2
Personally I'd go for the white, white LP's are nice. Let me know how it goes, I've been thinking about buying one of their kits.
#3
do the gold top, with p90s
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#4
^ gotta agree with this genious
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#5
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+1

Even if you stick with humbuckers, go with the goldtop design. Make sure that you use a metallic paint, too. Then, do the back and sides either natural or black.

That would be hot!
#6
I don't want to spend too much on it, I mean it is just a Saga after all, but I found these.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Eastwood-Black-P-90-Pickups-Les-Paul-Style-NEW_W0QQitemZ260257347235QQihZ016QQcategoryZ22670QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Not too bad.

I just need to make sure they fit.

Thanks for the help.

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#7
saga kit would be HB unless it's the junior one i think.
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#8
u could put P92's in there... they're shaped like humby's.
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#10
If you're not painting the back, don't paint the sides either. It would look weird with painted sides but no painted back.
Also, if this is possible (probably not) put some binding between the top/sides. It might look awesome if you had the right paintjob on the front.
#11
It already has binding on it, so thats nice.

I think I'm just gonna order the gold top paint from Reranch and just be done.

P90's would be great, I just need to make sure they fit.
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#13
Gaaaaaaaaah

Now I keep second guessing myself.
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#14
You could fill the holes with filler, then veneer it, If you still want a wood grain finish?

between gold and white: I would go for white.
#15
the only thing i dont like about the tuxedo look, is the neck joint on the cut out side. the way the binding runs, it looks like an after thought. (the back binding, top binding, and neck binding.) especially when you have to contrasting colors, ie black and white. i used to love a white lp custom, until i saw the neck joint, it really turned me off.

edit: if the saga doesnt have back binding, it might look ok. just something to think about.
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Dunlop Cry Baby
#16
Let me change your mind back to gold.


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#17
gold top with all gold hardware FTW!
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#18
I went a head and ordered the gold from Reranch.



I'll keep this thread updated.
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I went a head and ordered the gold from Reranch.



I'll keep this thread updated.

You're welcome.

As you can see, a goldtop with a little creme binding and a dark mahogany back makes for a gorgeous guitar.
Creme plastics and nickel hardware vs. black and black is your personal preference.
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#20


Quote by truespin
Let me change your mind back to gold.


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Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Honey Burst
Fender MIM Stratocaster Ash Natural
Crate v18 2x12
Eleven Rack
Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret
BBE Sonic Stomp
BMP with Tone Wicker
Dunlop Cry Baby
#21
Primed her today.

Reranch needs to hurry up..
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