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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Les Paul Custom Reply with quote

I bought this today. It's a 1981.











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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it fabulous?

Never played a custom, but always fancied one. Sold a Std that I just didn't get on with (chunky neck)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Looks very similar to the Custom I had copied for the neck profile on my Baccus Les Paul.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's a sweet axe.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maple Neck!

I dig it. Profile looks similar to my beat up sonex, which is from the same year (same three piece maple neck too). It's very comfy, though a bit thick where it meets the body.
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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I got it from my local Guitar Center,I have been eying it for a while.

My "80s" guitars.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maple neck awesomeness!!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I picked up a Deluxe in that color. Still has minis.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the posts! I saw another 1981 Les Paul Custom(below left) at another store near where I live(Solidbody Guitar) that looks like mine except that one has a Protector case but it is priced but it is priced $1275.00 more than my guitar(mine was $1975.00).



(link to Premier Guitar article about Solidbody Guitars)

Here is a video of the 1981 Les Paul Custom at Solidbody Guitars

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
Thanks for the posts! I saw another 1981 Les Paul Custom(below left) at another store near where I live(Solidbody Guitar) that looks like mine except that one has a Protector case but it is priced but it is priced $1275.00 more than my guitar(mine was $1975.00).


It also appears to be a refret whereas yours isn't, or at least your refret is a lot nicer.
Great price you paid.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that Fernandes the Sonic Youth guitar?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xrleroyx wrote:
Is that Fernandes the Sonic Youth guitar?


Yes,it is almost the same.





It's the same model and color but Lee's has the little "hook" on headstock like this one.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
westtexasred wrote:
Thanks for the posts! I saw another 1981 Les Paul Custom(below left) at another store near where I live(Solidbody Guitar) that looks like mine except that one has a Protector case but it is priced but it is priced $1275.00 more than my guitar(mine was $1975.00).


It also appears to be a refret whereas yours isn't, or at least your refret is a lot nicer.
Great price you paid.


Thanks! It looks like The Les Paul Custom Frank Zappa played in the 80s except his had Dimarzios and gold hardware.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It reminded me of the Zappa les paul too, it just needs the crazy electronics.


Link


At 12.12 shows off the guitar.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool,I thought about changing the pickups but I checked the ones in in it and they are the original Tim Shaw PAFs so I will leave it as is.





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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
Thanks! It looks like The Les Paul Custom Frank Zappa played in the 80s except his had Dimarzios and gold hardware.


Frehley's original "Budokan" guitar they just reissued (which you owned a Greco copy of I think) started out identical, albeit from a few years earlier. The middle pickup was a facade made of bobbins and wasn't actually routed for.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of knobs were on Ace's Les Paul Custom?

I put witchhats on my Custom.I ordered a set of black and silver reflectors too.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
What kind of knobs were on Ace's Les Paul Custom?


Gold speed knobs.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Well...maybe I should just put the gold reflectors back on? I think they are older than the guitar.











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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine taking a fresh, clean sheet of printer paper and running it quickly through the slit at the end of your penis. That papercut would be the best approximation of my reaction to that CHEESEBURST.
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